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Broadscale survey of the habitats of Rockall Bank and mapping of Annex I 'reef' habitat 2009

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Evidence Habitats Directive JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Marine protected area Surveillance and Monitoring 422 East Rockall Bank SAC North West Rockall Bank SAC

Abstract

This project was part of the task of identifying areas in the UK offshore environment (beyond 12 nm) for possible notification as Special Areas for Conservation (SACs) under the EC Habitats Directive.

The location and extent of areas of possible Annex I habitat in offshore waters were mapped using existing British Geological Society (BGS) geological seabed map interpretations. Biological and other data available for potential Annex I habitat in UK offshore waters were collated and reviewed. Following this process it became apparent that limited biological data were available for a number of areas of potential Annex I habitats, and for some areas there were no biological data available.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2009·01·01

Citation
Howell, K.L., Davies J.S., Jacobs, C. & Narayanaswamy, B.E. 2009. Broadscale Survey of the Habitats of Rockall Bank, and mapping of Annex I 'Reef‘ habitat. JNCC Report No. 422, JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This project was part of the task of identifying areas in the UK offshore environment (beyond 12 nm) for possible notification as Special Areas for Conservation (SACs) under the EC Habitats Directive.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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