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Marine data from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Technical Support (Research & Monitoring) Contracts, Wales
UK National Biodiversity Network, Countryside Council for Wales - Marine data from Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) Technical Support (Research & Monitoring) Contracts, Wales
Contact: Natural Resources Wales (NRW), more

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This dataset is comprised of marine benthic surveys created by Natural Resources Wales' (and previously the Countryside Council for Wales') technical support (research and monitoring) contracts since 1993. The surveys focus on benthic habitats (often referred to as 'biotopes') in intertidal, inshore (typically within 3nm) and subtidal areas. These surveys include the capture of many species records. Only the species records are available on the NBN Gateway. Some of the surveys were originally stored in the MNCR (Marine Nature Conservation Review) database created by JNCC but then transfered to CCW. (However, none were carried out as part of JNCC's MNCR officical survey programme). Original copies of all the surveys are now held in NRW's Marine Recorder database. more

Purpose of data capture: To aid coastal zone and sea-use management and to contribute to the identification of areas of marine natural heritage importance. Methods of data capture: The contract surveys were collected according to different methodologies. These include methods described in the MNCR Rational and methods report (Hiscock 1996) and CCW marine monitoring techniques described in CCW Contract Science Report No: 380 (Sanderson et al, 2001). Please see survey metadata for specific methodologies. Data quality: High.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Macroalgae
Marine/Coastal, Biological sampling, ANE, British Isles, Wales, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Acari, Actinopterygii, , , Annelida, Bacillariophyceae, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Cephalochordata, Chaetognatha, Chondrichthyes, Chromista, Cnidaria, Crustacea, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Echiura, Entoprocta, Foraminifera, Hemichordata, Insecta, Mollusca, Nematoda, Nemertina, Phoronida, Porifera, Pycnogonida, Sipuncula, Turbellaria, Tunicata

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, Wales [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -6,5732; MinLat: 51,2523 - MaxLong: -2,7851; MaxLat: 53,4625 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 1993 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Acari [WoRMS]
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Annelida [WoRMS]
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Brachiopoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Cephalochordata [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Chondrichthyes [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Ctenophora [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Echiura [WoRMS]
Entoprocta [WoRMS]
Foraminifera [WoRMS]
Hemichordata [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Nemertina [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Pycnogonida [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]
Tunicata [WoRMS]

Natural Resources Wales (NRW), moredata creator
National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredata provider
Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata provider

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-03-29
Information last updated: 2022-08-10
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