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1016S Cruise Report: Monitoring survey of Geikie Slide and the Hebridean Slope NCMPA (Revised September 2019) 2019


The aim of the 1016S survey was to gather the initial dataset of a site monitoring time-series for the Geikie Slide and the Hebridean Slope (GSH) Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area. The survey focused on the monitoring of the designated features of the GSH, gathering evidence which can be compared to future data collected to measure the rate and direction of change of the condition of the protected features of the site over time and to inform assessment of the effectiveness of current proposed management measures over time.

Please note that observations made in this Cruise Report represent preliminary field observations. These observations have not been subject to Quality Assurance procedures. Please refer to the Final Report for this survey for Quality Assured evidence. This disclaimer should be included when referencing this Cruise Report.

This is a revised version, incorporating a number of minor amendments, and supersedes the previous version of JNCC Report No. 599, published in October 2016. A number of appendices have been made available as separate documents.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·09·01

O’Connor, J., Last, E. & Robertson, M. 2019. 1016S Cruise Report: Monitoring survey of Geikie Slide and the Hebridean Slope NCMPA (Revised September 2019). JNCC Report No. 599, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

JNCC and Marine Scotland Science undertook an offshore seabed survey of Geikie Slide and the Hebridean Slope Scottish Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area, on the Marine Research Vessel Scotia (survey code 1016S) from 18 July 2016 to 3 August 2016.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·01·06

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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