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Protected geodiversity features in offshore Nature Conservation MPAs - WMS layers 2016

Marine Protected Areas

Abstract

These Web Map Service layers show line and polygon data for protected geological or geomorphological features in offshore Nature Conservation MPAs. The data have been extracted from v5.18 of the Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS).

The following protected features are included in the NCMPA geodiversity feature polygon layer:

  • Cenozoic Structures of the Atlantic Margin: Continental slope; Hebrides Terrace Seamount; Mud diapirs; Rosemary Bank Seamount
  • Marine Geomorphology of the Scottish Deep Ocean Seabed: Contourite sand/silt; Polygonal faults; Sand wave fields; Scour moat; Scour moats; Sediment drifts; Sediment wave fields
  • Marine Geomorphology of the Scottish Shelf Seabed: Sand bank; Sand wave fields; Sediment wave fields
  • Quaternary of Scotland: Continental slope channels; Iceberg ploughmark field; Moraines; Prograding wedges; Sub-glacial tunnel valley
  • Submarine Mass Movement: Continental slope turbidite canyons; Slide deposits; Slide scars

The following protected features are included in the NCMPA geodiversity feature line layer:

  • Submarine Mass Movement: Slide scars
  • Marine Geomorphology of the Scottish Deep Ocean Seabed: Polygonal faults

Resource type Service

Topic category GeoscientificInformation

Reference date 2016·12·06

Lineage
v5.18 Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS)

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC pointOfContact

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints These data have been collated by Scottish Natural Heritage and Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Individual record ownership varies, and is attributed in the 'copyright' field on the MPA mapper. Details of re-use limitations are given in the 'use limitations' field. Where no re-use information is available further information should be sought from the data owner.

Metadata date 2019·06·28

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Spatial extent
North 64
South 54
East 3
West -26
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