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Annex I Reefs in UK waters (2022, v8.5) – methods document 2022


This document describes the methodology used to produce the dataset of the Annex I habitat 'Reef' in UK waters, including any additional areas that should be considered reef for management purposes. Annex I reefs occur where rocky areas or concretions made by marine animals arise from the surrounding seafloor.

This version of the methods document (v8.5, 2022) addresses edits made to the v8 (2019) Annex I Reefs dataset, adding an annex for minor updates in versions 8.1 (2021), 8.2 (2021) and 8.3 (2022) and 8.4 (2022).

Areas of protected reef can be viewed on JNCC's MPA Mapper:

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2022·03·01

The accompanying dataset includes data from databases provided the CNCBs, new survey and modelled data, and derivatives from composite datasets.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC custodian

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence v3. Attribution statement "Contains JNCC data © copyright and database right 2019"

Metadata date 2022·05·24

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

Temporal extent 1968·01·01 2018·12·31

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