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Marine habitat correlation tables version 201801 – database version 2018


Two tools have been created to investigate marine habitat correlations: the correlation spreadsheet and the correlation database. These two tools contain the same correlations, and are updated every 1–2 years.

Available here is the Access database version. This provides details of the correlations between habitats in the EUNIS marine habitat classification with habitats in the JNCC Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland and also listed habitats from various other classifications (Habitat's Directive Annex I, OSPAR, MCZ habitat FOCI, HPIs, MSFD predominant).

The database is accompanied by a user guide.

The same correlation tables are also available as a spreadsheet.

Resource type Dataset

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2018·01·01

These correlation tables use the original habitat definitions from the various classifications and habitat lists, combined with expert judgement and policy needs to determine the relationships between habitats in different classifications/lists. It is updated roughly every 1-2 years in collaboration with all UK statutory nature conservation bodies.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access None

Use constraints Open Government Licence v3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·17

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent 1990·01·01 2018·01·01

Spatial extent
North 62
South 49
East 3
West -10
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