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Developing the necessary data layers for marine conservation zone Selection – distribution of rock/hard substata in UK offshore waters and England territorial waters - MB0103

Description
Summary Objective:
To produce a digital data layer (map) of the potential distribution of rock and hard substrate at, or near, the seabed surface for all English territorial waters and Northern Ireland Territorial Waters and UK offshore waters.

Key Customer Purpose:
This data layer will aid the identification and selection of marine conservation zones by Regional MPA Projects, in particular reef habitat types.
Project Documents
• Final Report : MB0103: Final report Developing the necessary data layers for Marine Conservation Zone selection - Distribution of rock/hard substrate on UK Continental shelf   (8877k)
• Information Leaflet : Areas of Rock in UK marine waters – where is it and why is it important to know?   (449k)
• Two Page Summary : MB0103: Two Page Summary Areas of rock in UK marine waters – where is it and why is it important to know?   (449k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2010

Cost: £162,390
Contractor / Funded Organisations
British Geological Survey
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation