Protected Priority Marine Features in offshore MPAs - WMS layers 2019
These Web Map Service layers show point data for protected Priority Marine Features (PMFs) in offshore 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: https://ows.jncc.gov.uk/mpa_mapper/wms?
Resource type Service
Topic category Biota
Reference date 2019·06·28
v5.18 Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS)
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC pointOfContact
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints This data has been collated by NatureScot and Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
Metadata date 2020·12·18
Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC
Temporal extent ·· 2016·05·12