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DASSH Data Archive Centre Statutory Agency and commercial marine surveys
UK National Biodiversity Network, Marine Biological Association - DASSH Data Archive Centre Statutory Agency and commercial marine surveys
Contact: Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), more

Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

A collection of marine life surveys collated by the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) as part of their data access program. The MarLIN data access program has now become DASSH (Data Archive for Seabed Species and Habitats). more

Purpose of data capture : Data was collected for a variety of reasons including habitat classification, species distribution and life history information, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, fisheries and conservation. Methods of data capture: Different methods were used in this collection of survey data. This includes dredging, grabs, cores, diver survey and intertidal survey. More information about survey methodology can be found on the website ( Geographical Coverage : This collection of datasets covers the United Kingdom, Ireland and the North sea. Individual surveys may be specific in their location. Temporal Coverage: Data ranges from the 1900's to the present day, with the majority of surveys from 1970 onwards. Data Quality : Professional. Collected by Academic scientists, ecological consultants

Marine, ANE, Ireland, ANE, North Sea, ANE, North Sea, UK Sector, Actinopterygii, Agnatha, Annelida, Bryozoa, Cephalochordata, , Chromista, Cnidaria, Crustacea, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera, Pycnogonida, Urochordata

Geographical coverage
ANE, Ireland [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea, UK Sector

Temporal coverage
1964 - 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Agnatha [WoRMS]
Annelida [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Cephalochordata [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Pycnogonida [WoRMS]
Urochordata [WoRMS]

Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata owner
National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredata provider

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
DASSH: The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data, more
Previous version:
MBA/MarLIN-Collated Marine Life Survey Datasets, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2013-01-03
Information last updated: 2015-01-09
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