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Data set name

Broadscale Mapping of NI Coastal Waters

Data holding centreNorthern Ireland Environment Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period2000-2004
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northern Ireland Coastal Waters to approximately 3nm limit

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Terrestrial mapping; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Sediment grain size parameters; Side-scan sonar; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Sidescan sonars; sediment grabs; acoustic backscatter sensors

Description 
Summary

Maping of dominant benthic habitats throughout NI coastal waters was carried out using RoxAnne, side scan sonar and grab techniques. Study was carried out by Queens University Belfast.

OriginatorsNorthern Ireland Environment Agency
Availability 
OrganisationNorthern Ireland Environment Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactAnne Murray (Biodiversity Enquiries)
Address

Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Klondyke Building
Belfast
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
BT7 2JA
United Kingdom

Telephone(028) 9054 6502
Emailanne.murray@doeni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1104002
Global identifier902
Last revised2009-10-19