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2012-ongoing UK Offshore Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Survey Data
Citation
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), United Kingdom; (2019) 2012-ongoing UK Offshore Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Survey Data https://doi.org/10.17031/ravlvw
Contact: The Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data (MBA-DASSH), more

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
A collection of surveys completed in offshore UK waters by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) to collect data on marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology of designated and recommended Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). more

"The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 allows for the creation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). MCZs protect a range of nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology, and can be designated anywhere in English and Welsh territorial and UK offshore waters. Lundy Island, a former Marine Nature Reserve in the Bristol Channel became the UK's first MCZ in January 2010. More information on Marine Conservation Zones is available on Defra's website. Cefas, executive agency of Defra acting on behalf of the UK Government, has been tasked with delivering a programme of data collection to support implementation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) within the UK Continental Shelf. Verification, baseline setting and monitoring surveys have been carried out by Cefas and contractors to obtain data from seabed survey work, including acoustics, video, sediment sampling, to provide data and habitat maps to increase the quality and amount of evidence available. "

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Marine, Data, Marine Genomics, ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone, ANE: Ireland, Irish Exclusive Economic Zone, Animalia

Geographical coverage
ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [Marine Regions]
ANE: Ireland, Irish Exclusive Economic Zone

Temporal coverage
From 2012 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]

Contributors
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), moredata creator
Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata provider
Marine Biological Association of the UK; The Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data (DASSH), more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-06-26
Information last updated: 2019-08-02
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