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1515S Cruise Report: Monitoring survey of East of Gannet and Montrose Fields and Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain Scottish Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas 2016

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Abstract

JNCC and Marine Scotland Science undertook an offshore seabed survey of East of Gannet and Montrose Fields and Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain Scottish Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas on the Marine Research Vessel Scotia (survey code 1515S).

Summary

The data collected will be used to inform appropriate future monitoring at these sites to enable assessment of change (e.g. in distribution, extent and/or condition of features) and to contribute information on the habitats found at these sites for more general habitat-specific assessments (e.g. under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive).

Two hundred and seventy-six large Hamon grab (0.25m2 surface area) samples from East of Gannet and Montrose Fields, and Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain, NCMPAs (156 and 120 grab samples respectively) and 57 camera sledge transects at East of Gannet and Montrose Fields NCMPA were successfully completed.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·01·01

Citation
O'Connor, J., (2016), 1515S Cruise Report: Monitoring survey of East of Gannet and Montrose Fields and Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain Scottish Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas, JNCC Report No. 580. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The aim of the 1515S survey was to gather the initial dataset of a site monitoring time-series for East of Gannet and Montrose Fields, and Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain, NCMPAs.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·01

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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