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Protected Annex I Reefs in offshore SACs - polygon data - WMS layer 2023


This Web Map Service (WMS) layer displays polygon data for Annex I Reefs protected in offshore Special Areas of Conservation, as displayed on the MPA mapper. This layer comprises:

This dataset presents mapped polygons for high confidence and potential extents of Annex I Reefs protected in UK offshore SACs. Annex I reefs occur where rocky areas or concretions made by marine animals arise from the surrounding seafloor.

Resource type Dataset

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2023·08·09

Data sources: * JNCC/NE/EA/Cefas 2016 surveys CEND1116, 2ENC30616 and 2GDK70616 to Haisborough Hammond and Winterton SAC, Inner Dowsing Race Bank and North Ridge SAC, and North Norfolk Sandbanks and Saturn Reef SAC: GI data available via WMS or on request. * Annex I Reefs in UK waters composite dataset v8.3:

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC custodian

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence v3. Attribution statement "Contains JNCC data © copyright and database right 2023"

Metadata date 2023·08·17

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent 1968·01·01 2022·12·31

Spatial extent
North 62.214104
South 48.264071
East 2.499864
West -22.895854
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