Marine data from Natural Resources W…

Occurrence dataset published by Natural Resources Wales

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Summary

Full Title

Marine data from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Technical Support (Research & Monitoring) Contracts, Wales

Description

This dataset is comprised of a collection of marine species sightings collated since 1993 from marine surveys, technical support contracts and research, and monitoring contracts. This dataset is currently maintained and managed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The surveys focus on benthic habitats (often referred to as 'biotopes') in intertidal, inshore (typically within 3 nm) and subtidal areas. Original copies of all the surveys are now held in NRW's Marine Recorder database.

Purpose

The purpose of this data capture was to aid coastal zone and sea-use management and to contribute to the identification of areas of marine natural heritage importance.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Sep 6, 1993 - Sep 12, 2014

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Natural Resources Wales Maes y Ffynnon LL57 2DW Bangor Gwynedd
Metadata author
Natural Resources Wales Maes y Ffynnon LL57 2DW Bangor Gwynedd
Administrative contact
NBN Atlas Broadway Business Centre, 32a Stoney Street, Lace Market NG1 1LL Nottingham Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

doi:10.15468/az7nw3

Published by

Natural Resources Wales

Publication Date

May 5, 2017

Registration Date

Jan 16, 2012

Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

Served by

NBN Atlas

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All Wales.

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Distributor
NBN Atlas Broadway Business Centre, 32a Stoney Street, Lace Market NG1 1LL Nottingham Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

Methodology

Quality control

High.

Method Steps

  1. The contract surveys were collected according to different methodologies. These include methods described in the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) Rational and methods report and Countryside Council for Wales' (CCW) marine monitoring techniques described in CCW Contract Science Report No: 380 (Sanderson et al, 2001). As of April 1st 2013, data is held and managed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).