Areas used for at sea military excercises around the Falkland Islands

the dataset shows the area used by the Royal Navy for different types of naval excercises exclusively at sea (dangerous and non-dangerous) in waters near the Falkland Islands. The areas were digitised according to the geographical coordinates provided by Cdr Bill Dawson. The data were originated 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 February 1, 2024, 04:40 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2014-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage The locations of the corners of each area (lat-long) were digitised into polygons. The attribute table contains three fields: ID, area_name, and danger_act. The last field is classified as Yes or No (i.e. wherether the activities are dangerous in this polygon). The navy will be re-zoning these areas based on the MSP process. Dangerous excercises include gunnery and explosive activities.
West Longitude -60.5
South Latitude -52.5
East Longitude -56.5
North Latitude -50.7499
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 Restricted, military sensitivity
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: Ministry of Defence and SAERI Marine Spatial Planning. A Darwin PLUS Initiative project funded by the UK government
Data Format shape
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Approximately 50 metres
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-09-29
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-MOD-216

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