Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) and associated benthic marine data held and managed by CCW (EUROBIS)Entry ID: Eurobis_657
Abstract: This dataset includes the survey data that were commissioned and collected by Countryside Council for Wales. Note these data complement other datasets held by JNCC and the other country agencies that used the same methodology. However, this dataset comprises those data that were paid for by CCW directly. The data contributed to the MNCR programme which was initiated to provide a comprehensive ... baseline of information on marine habitats and their associated species around the coast of Britain which would aid coastal zone and sea-use management and to contribute to the identification of areas of marine natural heritage importance. The focus of MNCR work was on benthic habitats (often referred to as 'biotopes') in intertidal and inshore (typically within 3nm) subtidal areas.
Methods of data capture
The majority of data were collected using methods described in the MNCR Rational and Methods report (Hiscock 1996). Broadly, this encompassed surveying a range of sites within a geographical area to sample and describe the variety of habitats present (sampling habitats in different substrata, depths, wave exposures, current regimes, salinity regimes and so on). Each habitat was sampled using semi-quantitative recording techniques (SACFOR abundance scales) for recording epibiota on rocky habitats.
This dataset relates to Wales. Note however that the dataset "Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) and associated benthic marine data held and managed by JNCC" also includes equivalent and complementary data from Wales.
Size reference: Number of records 14,408; Number of recorded sites 563; Number of recorded samples 883; Number of recorded species 1015
[Source: The information provided in the summary was extracted from the MarBEF Data System at http://www.marbef.org/data/eurobisproviders.php]
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Countryside Council for Wales
Dataset Title: Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) and associated benthic marine data held and managed by CCW
Dataset Series Name: EUROBIS
Dataset Release Date: 19 Dec 2005
Dataset Release Place: Gwynedd, UK
Dataset Publisher: Countryside Council for Wales
Version: 22 Apr 2005Online Resource: http://www.ccw.gov.uk
Start Date: 1993-09-06Stop Date: 2001-09-27
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > LAMPREYS/HAGFISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > BRYOZOANS/MOSS ANIMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > RIBBON WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > PHORONIDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
Quality The data have been extensively checked during the course of the creation of the various reports produced by the MNCR programme. This included the MNCR Area Summary report series which describes the marine habitats in particular regions around the UK and the creation of the national marine habitat (biotope) classification system. Through this work the vast majority of the anomalies and errors in the data should have been identified but some may still remain.
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.
For information purposes, email to email@example.com the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.
Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Also see MarBEF data policy at http://www.marbef.org/data/datapolicy.php
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: bart.vanhoorne at vliz.be
Email: bartv at vliz.be
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02