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Protected Priority Marine Features in offshore MPAs - WMS layers 2019

Marine Protected Areas


These Web Map Service layers show point data for protected Priority Marine Features (PMFs) in offshore Nature Conservation MPAs and Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) in Scottish waters. Priority Marine Features are habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. They include many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment. The data has been extracted from v5.18 of the Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS).

WMS point layers are available for the following protected features:

  • Deep sea sponge aggregations
  • Seamount communities
  • Coral gardens
  • Carbonate mound communities
  • Offshore subtidal sands and gravels
  • Burrowed mud and Offshore deep sea mud - combined into a single layer with different symbology.

These layers are available to view on the JNCC MPA mapper and can also be accessed via our WMS:

Resource type Service

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2019·06·28

v5.18 Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS)

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC pointOfContact

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints This data has been collated by Scottish Natural Heritage and Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Individual record ownership varies, and is attributed in the feature 'copyright' information on the MPA mapper. Details of re-use limitations are given in the 'use limitations' field. Where no re-use information is available further information should be sought from the record owner.

Metadata date 2019·06·28

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent ·· 2016·05·12

Spatial extent
North 64
South 54
East 3
West -26
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