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UKSeaMap: the mapping of seabed and water column features of UK Seas 2006

Marine JNCC Publications 86107 590 1 Habitats Marine Marine Habitat Mapping 165482

Abstract

This report summarises the methods used in identifying and mapping the seabed and water column features of UK seas through the UKSeaMap project.

The report also summarises the potential uses and limitations of the marine landscapes approach. The work undertaken has the potential to underpin important aspects of sustainable development in the marine environment in the future, including strategic and spatial planning, the establishment of networks of protected areas, and the development of a marine surveillance framework.

UKSeaMap started in November 2004 and was completed in autumn 2006. It was funded by the Countryside Council for Wales; Crown Estate; Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department for Trade and Industry; English Nature, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scottish Executive; and Worldwide Fund for Nature, and undertaken by JNCC.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2006··

Citation
Connor, D.W., Gilliland, P.M., Golding, N., Robinson, P., Todd, D. & Verling, E. 2006. UKSeaMap: the mapping of seabed and water column features of UK seas. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, ISNB 978-1-86107-590-1.

Lineage
The UKSeaMap project was undertaken by JNCC on behalf of its funding partners. It commenced in November 2004 and was completed in autumn 2006.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·01·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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