2013 Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) biological analyses of Marine Scotland Science (MSS) West of Mainland Orkney benthic camera survey

The purpose of this benthic survey (cruise 1013A) west of Mainland Orkney was to improve knowledge of the occurrence and distribution of species and habitats of recognised conservation importance, particularly priority marine features (PMFs), because the area is one of a number of proposed renewable energy locations. An underwater video survey were conducted by MSS for MSS between the 29th-31st July 2013 to collect detailed biological information on the seabed species and habitat features present. Drop-down video drift tows were undertaken at 46 sites. Analyses on the images, commissioned by SNH, were used to describe the nature of the seabed in terms of the physical structure and the species assemblages. MSS used the vessel FRV Alba na Mara for this survey.

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Last Updated November 27, 2020, 14:24 (UTC)
Created November 27, 2020, 14:24 (UTC)
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access_constraints ["No restrictions on public access"]
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bbox-north-lat 59.2589
bbox-south-lat 58.9484
bbox-west-long -3.5728
coupled-resource []
dataset-reference-date [{"type": "publication", "value": "2014-12-31"}]
frequency-of-update notPlanned
harvest_url https://ckan.publishing.service.gov.uk/dataset/fc226e09-d6d3-4654-a183-b56410425025
licence ["Not for navigational use; This survey recorded no species or biotope occurences that SNH consider as sensititive; all records may therefore be released in response to requests covered by Environmental Information Regulations or Freedom of Information Regulations; additionally its re-use and dissemination is permissable under Open Government Licence terms. Any re-use of this data will acknowledge the copyright owner."]
metadata-date 2019-10-22
metadata-language eng
resource-type dataset
responsible-party No organisation (originator); Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness (custodian)
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