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Creating a composite OSPAR threatened and/or declining habitat map for the UK (Version 1) 2015

Corporate GIS Strategy JNCC Publications polygon Rare and Scarce species UK Habitats and Species OSPAR threatened/declining habitats Rare and Scarce species

Abstract

This document describes the procedure used to create a composite polygon dataset for the UK showing habitats on the OSPAR list of threatened and/or declining species and habitats. The aim of this work is to create a map that contains the best-available information on OSPAR habitats at any position in UK waters. This dataset is required for, among other things, assessments of the UK network of marine protected areas and marine spatial planning.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·06·10

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In order to provide advice based on the best available evidence on the presence and extent of OSPAR list of threatened and/or declining species and habitats in the UK, we identified a need for a single composite map. This document describes the procedure used to create this composite polygon dataset.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·01·31

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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