Marine data from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Technical Support (Research & Monitoring) Contracts, Wales

Natural Resources Wales (NRW)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS, OBIS UK

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Natural Resources Wales (NRW) N/A
Secondary contact Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) N/A
Secondary contact National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN) N/A
Secondary contact Natural Resources Wales (NRW) N/A
Secondary contact Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) N/A

Citation

UK National Biodiversity Network, Countryside Council for Wales - Marine data from Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) Technical Support (Research & Monitoring) Contracts, Wales https://doi.org/10.15468/az7nw3
Natural Resources Wales (NRW). 2020. Marine data from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Technical Support (Research & Monitoring) Contracts, Wales. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152455) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/63187f4a-1af9-4611-8f05-e806676ab55b)

Abstract

This dataset is comprised of marine benthic surveys created by Natural Resources Wales' (and previously the Countryside Council for Wales') technical support (research and monitoring) contracts since 1993. The surveys focus on benthic habitats (often referred to as 'biotopes') in intertidal, inshore (typically within 3nm) and subtidal areas. These surveys include the capture of many species records. Only the species records are available on the NBN Gateway. Some of the surveys were originally stored in the MNCR (Marine Nature Conservation Review) database created by JNCC but then transfered to CCW. (However, none were carried out as part of JNCC's MNCR officical survey programme). Original copies of all the surveys are now held in NRW's Marine Recorder database.
Purpose of data capture: To aid coastal zone and sea-use management and to contribute to the identification of areas of marine natural heritage importance.

Methods of data capture: The contract surveys were collected according to different methodologies. These include methods described in the MNCR Rational and methods report (Hiscock 1996) and CCW marine monitoring techniques described in CCW Contract Science Report No: 380 (Sanderson et al, 2001). Please see survey metadata for specific methodologies.

Data quality: High.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/63187f4a-1af9-4611-8f05-e806676ab55b
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=gbif_13999

References

UK National Biodiversity Network, Countryside Council for Wales - Marine data from Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) Technical Support (Research & Monitoring) Contracts, Wales https://doi.org/10.15468/az7nw3

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152455
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks3
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total3
Date, Begin1998-07-20
Date, End2010-07-08
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude51.65 - 52.90
Longitude-4.72 - -4.67
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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