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Protected broad-scale habitats in offshore MPAs - WMS layers 2021

Marine Protected Areas


These Web Map Service layers show point, line and polygon data for protected broad-scale habitat (BSH) features in offshore Marine Conservation Zones in UK waters. BSHs are groups of habitats with shared ecological requirements which capture the coarse biological and physical diversity of the seabed.

The WMS layers include the following protected BSH features: High energy circalittoral rock Moderate energy circalittoral rock Subtidal coarse sediment Subtidal sand Subtidal mud Subtidal mixed sediment Subtidal coarse sediment/subtidal mixed sediments mosaic Deep-sea bed

These layers are available to view on the JNCC MPA mapper and can also be accessed via our WMS:

Resource type Service

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2021·08·16

16/08/2021 - BSH point and line layers updated to include new survey data from CEND0917 01/06/2021 - BSH polygon layer update to remove polygons from map GB000980. 22/07/2020 - Datasets updated to include feature data for the joint inshore/offshore Natural England led Tranche 3 MCZs 26/02/2020 - Datasets updated to include feature data for the offshore JNCC led Tranche 3 MCZs 26/02/2019 - Datasets compiled

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC pointOfContact

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Individual record ownership varies, and is attributed in the feature 'copyright' information on the MPA mapper. Further information on re-use limitations should be sought from the record owner.

Metadata date 2021·11·26

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent ·· 2020·07·22

Spatial extent
North 56.611861
South 48.166704
East 2.524491
West -9.800057
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