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Semi-automated mapping of rock in the English Channel and Celtic Sea 2015

Marine JNCC Publications Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Evidence Habitats Directive JNCC report series Marine Marine conservation zone Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring 569 Habitats Directive - Annex I


The aim of this project is to produce a standard interpretation for rock distribution for Charting Progress 2 (CP2) regions 3 and 4 that can be used by the different agencies of the national and devolved governments. This project is designed as a pilot study with the aim to demonstrate a method that maximises the benefits of automated mapping approaches and in-depth geological knowledge. The developed method should be able to be applied subsequently to all other parts of the UK shelf.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·07·01

Diesing, M., Green, S.L., Stephens, D., Cooper, R. & Mellett, C.L. (2015) Semi-automated mapping of rock in the English Channel and Celtic Sea, JNCC Report No. 569, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report describes the results from a semi-automated approach to the mapping of bedrock outcropping at the seabed.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC processor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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