BioMar - Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland (EUROBIS)

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Abstract: The BioMar project was and remains the largest marine ecological seabed survey of the Republic of Ireland. Standard field survey and data management methods developed by the UK Marine Nature Conservation Review (now part of Joint Nature Conservation Committee) were used. This database was published as a compact disc containing data collected during a national survey that provided the basis for ... View entire text
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Caption:  Ireland coastline
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 55.45   S: 51.42   E: -5.38   W: -10.61

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Picton, B.E., Emblow, C.S., Morrow, C.C., Sides, E.M., Tierney, P., McGrath, D., McGeough, G., McCrea, M., Dinneen, P., Falvey, J., Dempsey, S., Dowse, J. and Costello, M. J.
Dataset Title: BioMar - Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland
Dataset Series Name: The BioMar biotope viewer: a guide to marine habitats, fauna and flora in Britain and Ireland
Dataset Release Date: 04 Jan 2005
Dataset Release Place: Dublin, Ireland
Dataset Publisher: Picton, B.E. and Costello M. J. (eds), Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Compact Disc
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-07-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 m
Longitude Resolution: 10 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
ISO Topic Category
Quality Mainly observations. Reference collection of animals available in the National Museum of Ireland and seaweeds in the Herbarium, Trinity College, University of Dublin.
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Data Center
Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: BIOMAR

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: ward.appeltans at
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Postal Code: 8400
Country: Belgium
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None

Distribution Media: Compact Disk
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: bart.vanhoorne at
Email: bartv at
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Country: BELGIUM
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McGrath, D., Costello, M.J. and Emblow, C. 2000. The hermit crab, Diogenes pugilator (Roux, 1829) in Irish waters. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 100B (2), 115-118.

Costello M. J., McGrath D. and Emblow C. 1999. A review of the distribution of marine Talitridae (Amphipoda) in Ireland, including the results of a new survey of sandy beaches. In: ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10
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