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Analysis of biological data from the JC060 survey of areas of conservation interest in deep waters off north and west Scotland 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 JNCC report series 528 Habitats Directive - Annex I Identification of Annex 1 Reef and subtypes Nature Conservation Darwin Mounds SAC Drop camera East Rockall Bank SAC Hatton Rockall Basin NCMPA Hatton-Rockall Basin NCMPA Multibeam echo sounder Multi-beam echo sounder North West Rockall Bank SAC ROV Side scan sonar Side-scan sonar still and video imagery Towed video Video Tows

Abstract

Summary

This cruise report discusses four areas of study: Darwin Mounds in the North Rockall Trough, East Rockall Bank Cliff habitats, Hatton Basin polygonal faults and North-West Rockall Bank.

The overall objectives were to investigate the response of deep-sea benthic ecosystems to spatial and temporal variability in environmental parameters; to increase the scientific knowledge towards the sustainable management of the deep ocean; and to investigate the formation of polygonal fault systems, and the potential association with fluid flow processes.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·10·01

Citation
Howell, K.L., Huvenne, V., Piechaud, N., Robert, K. & Ross, R.E. 2014. Analysis of biological data from the JC060 survey of areas of conservation interest in deep waters off north and west Scotland, JNCC Report No. 528. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The JC060 cruise was the first, dedicated, deep-water habitat-mapping cruise of the MAREMAP initiative (UK Marine Environmental Mapping Programme).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·11·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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