Anchorage areas around the Falkland Islands

The dataset represent anchorage areas around the Falkland Islands used by visiting vessels. The anchorage areas were derived from AIS data collected from May 2014 to May 2015. The dataset was produced as part of the Darwin Plus- funded project 'Marine Spatial Planning for the Falkland Islands' (July 2014-July 2016).

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:00 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Structure; man-made construction
Temporal Extent Start 2014-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2015
Lineage The dataset shows the area used by cargo, pleasure, military, fishing, cruiships and all other boats around the Falkland Islands. AIS data for one year were used to identify anchorage areas by using a speed treshold of <0.5 knot and identifying hotspots of ship locations at those speeds. Polygons covering all identified areas were created and classified as 'high', 'medium' and 'low'. High: Fishing vessels and cruisehips + Mare Harbour, the military port area. Numerous anchoring , up 30-40 boats per week; Medium: Concordia Bay + Cruise ships in summer (up to 4 ships anchoring per week during tourism season); Low: Only the Concordia Bay or small number of cruise ships, hence once every 2-6 weeks in summer and less often in winter. The map was checked and approved by the Falkland Islands harbour master (Malcolm Jamieson).
West Longitude -61.2974
South Latitude -52.4385
East Longitude -57.7295
North Latitude -51.0173
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: SAERI Marine Spatial Planning. A Darwin PLUS Initiative project funded by the UK government
Data Format shape
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Approximately 500 metres
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-09-27
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-211

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