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Method for Creating a Composite Map of Offshore Habitat Features of Conservation Importance (FOCI) 2016

Marine JNCC Publications Seabed Habitats and Geology offshore polygon Marine Habitat Mapping UK Habitats and Species OSPAR threatened/declining habitats

Abstract

Whilst the UK submits regular updates to the OSPAR database of threatened and/or declining habitats, it does not provide coverage across all of the habitat FOCI. This document describes the procedure used to create a composite polygon dataset for bringing together the OSPAR database and a range of supplementary sources to provide a current understanding of habitat FOCI within the offshore secretary of state waters. This dataset is required for, among other things, assessments of the UK network of marine protected areas and marine spatial planning.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·12·06

Lineage
In order to provide advice based on the best available evidence on the presence and extent of Offshore Habitat Features of Conservation Importance (FOCI) in the UK, we identified a need for a single composite map. This document describes the procedure used to create this composite polygon dataset.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·01·31

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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