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JNCC Seabirds at Sea data: Effort related seabird observation data collected from boats, to ESAS methodology 2015


Raw effort related seabird at sea observation data collected using the 'ESAS' method by JNCC from boats, pertaining to seabirds and cetaceans at sea.

Additional information is provided in the following publication:

Camphuysen, K.J., Fox, A.D., Leopold, M.F. & Petersen, I.K. 2004. Towards standardised seabirds at sea census techniques in connection with environmental impact assessments for offshore wind farms in the U.K.: a comparison of ship and aerial sampling methods for marine birds, and their applicability to offshore wind farm assessments (PDF, 2.7 mb), NIOZ report to COWRIE (BAM – 02-2002), Texel, 37pp.

Resource type Dataset

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2015·12·07

Esri shapefile created from the distribution of sightings from the Seabirds at Sea database (All species)

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints © JNCC, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 (

Metadata date 2020·06·30

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent 1979·· 1996··

Spatial extent
North 60.84
South 49.77
East 2
West -8.65
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