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HABMAP: BIOMÔR 5 Habitat Mapping for Conservation and Management of the Southern Irish Sea (HABMAP)
Citation

Robinson, K.A., Darbyshire, T., Van Landeghem, K., Lindenbaum, C., McBreen, F., Creaven, S., Ramsay, K., Mackie, A.S.Y., Mitchell, N.C., Wheeler, A., Wilson, J.G. & O'Beirn, F. 2009. Habitat mapping for conservation and management of the southern Irish Sea (HABMAP). I: Seabed surveys. Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Systematics from the National Museum of Wales. BIÔMOR Reports 5(1): 234 pp.


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Description
The HABMAP project was set up to address the need for better spatial awareness of habitat distributions in the southern Irish Sea, and aimed to provide seabed habitat maps that could be used for conservation and management. more

The HABMAP project aimed to:

  • produce modelled seabed habitat (biotope) maps with an indication of degree of confidence,
  • gather new benthic data from several areas within the southern Irish Sea,
  • provide recommendations for future seabed mapping work.

The main objective of the HABMAP survey work was to collect data that could be used to validate modelled biotope distribution outputs arising from the project, as well as to map a range of different areas in the southern Irish Sea. A combination of accoustic and ground-truthing sample techniques were employed on two cruises undertaken during the summer of 2005.


Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab)
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Habitat, Mapping, Nature conservation, ANE, Irish Sea, Annelida, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Cephalochordata, Chelicerata, Cnidaria, Crustacea, Echinodermata, Echiura, Entoprocta, Hemichordata, Molluscs, Nemertea, Phoronida, Pisces, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Protozoa, Sipuncula, Tunicata

Geographical coverage
ANE, Irish Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
25 July 2005 - 7 August 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Brachiopoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Cephalochordata [WoRMS]
Chelicerata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Echiura [WoRMS]
Entoprocta [WoRMS]
Hemichordata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Platyhelminthes [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]
Tunicata [WoRMS]

Contributors
Marine Institute, morepartner National Museum of Wales (NMGW), moredata provider
The University of Dublin, Trinity College; Zoology Department, moredata creatorpartner University College Cork; Coastal and Marine Research Centre (CMRC), morepartner

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Robinson, K.A.; Darbyshire, T.; Van Landeghem, K.; Lindenbaum, C.; McBreen, F.; Creaven, S.; Ramsay, K.; Mackie, A.S.Y.; Mitchell, N.C.; Wheeler, A.; Wilson, J.G.; O'Beirn, F. (2009). Habitat mapping for conservation and management of the Southern Irish Sea (HABMAP): I. Seabed surveys. Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Systematics from the National Museum of Wales. BIOMÔR Reports, 5(1). National Museum of Wales: Cardiff. ISBN 978-07200-0600-1. xi, 222 pp., more
Robinson, K.A.; Ramsay, K.; Lindenbaum, C.; Frost, N.; Moore, J.; Petrey, D.; Darbyshire, T. (2009). Habitat mapping for conservation and management of the Southern Irish Sea (HABMAP): II. Modelling & mapping. Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Systematics from the National Museum of Wales. BIOMÔR Reports, 5(2). National Museum of Wales: Cardiff. ISBN 978-07200-0601-8. xi, 199 + 1 DVD (searchable data) pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-05-10
Information last updated: 2012-06-15
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