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Analysis of seabed imagery from the 2011 survey of the Firth of Forth Banks Complex, the 2011 IBTS Q4 survey and additional deep-water sites from Marine Scotland Science surveys (2012) 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring 471 still and video imagery

Abstract

The Scottish MPA Project was a joint project with the aim of providing advice to Scottish Ministers on the selection of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) under the Marine (Scotland) Act and the Marine and Coastal Access Act in the seas around Scotland. Nature Conservation MPAs were to be selected through a science-based approach, underpinned by the presence of Search Features, and recognised features considered to be key and threatened and/or declining, and/or representing the range of features within Scotland’s seas.

As part of the process of identifying areas with Search Features, JNCC commissioned Seastar Survey Ltd in 2012 to undertake the taxonomic analysis of video footage and still photographs acquired from two surveys undertaken in 2011 and from a selection of Marine Scotland Science (MSS) deep-water survey stations, in order to identify fauna and characterise habitats.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2014·09·01

Citation
Axelsson, M., Dewey, S. & Allen, C. 2014. Analysis of seabed imagery from the 2011 survey of the Firth of Forth banks complex, the 2011 IBTS Q4 survey and additional deep-water sites from Marine Scotland Science surveys (2012). JNCC Report No. 471, JNCC Peterborough.

Lineage
The objective of the study described in this report was to identify the fauna and characterise the habitats from video and stills images, from two surveys undertaken in 2011 and from a selection of Marine Scotland Science (MSS) deep-water survey stations.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·03

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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