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Investigating the impacts of the 2017 hurricane season on the shallow marine environment of the British Virgin Islands 2019

Marine Overseas Territories Habitat classification Satellite data British Virgin Islands

Abstract

Hurricanes have intense destructive impacts on biodiverse and valuable shallow-water ecosystems of the Caribbean. Quantifying and mapping the spatial distribution of these impacts assists marine management efforts. This paper utilises satellite imagery techniques to derive bathymetry and benthic habitat cover of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) before and after Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·11·01

Lineage
Refer to report

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC resourceProvider

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2020·01·17

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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