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Annex I Sandbanks in the UK version 3 - 2019 (Public) Polygons 2019


This dataset contains a shapefile that shows the potential and high confidence mapped extents of Annex I habitat 'Sandbank' within the boundaries of the UK continental shelf. 'Sandbank' here refers to the habitat (1110) listed under Annex I of EC Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora – commonly known as the Habitats Directive.

JNCC recommends using the accompanying ESRI or QGIS layer file to view the extent of Annex I feature 'Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time'.

This dataset is presented in its most detailed form so you can fully interrogate the dataset and all its underlying attributes representing the underlying logic and data sources resulting in areas of 'Potential' or 'High' confidence Annex I Sandbanks.

Where areas of Sandbank contain differing underlying attributes, descriptor values or data sources, a single Annex I feature may be represented by multiple polygons. These subdivisions are irrelevant in terms of the overall extent of the feature.

Additional information source: Pinder, J. (2020). Method for Creating version 3 of the UK Composite Map of Annex I Sandbanks slightly covered by seawater all of the time.

Resource type Dataset

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2019·07·01

Version 3 delineated Sandbanks were supplemented with additional data received from CNCBs and reassessed for confidence based on the suitability of the delineated feature against key Sandbank descriptors to "High" and "Potential".

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC custodian

Limitations on public access None

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence v3. Attribution statement "Contains JNCC, BGS and NRW data © copyright and database right 2017 and Defra data © Crown copyright and database right 2017".

Metadata date 2020·04·29

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent 2012·01·01 2016·12·06

Spatial extent
North 59.334842
South 49.854437
East 3.249861
West -7.456461
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