Diving sites in Berkeley Sound February 2016

Twenty eight sites in subtidal and sublittoral areas where surveyed in Berkeley Sound in February 2016. Divers from the Shallow Marine Surveys Group gathered data, such as photo, count and abundance of species, along 20 metres transect. The aim of the survey was to collect data to ground truth a marine habitat map and a kelp map (lessonia and macrocystis species) derived from high resolution satellite imagery (work from Environment Systems).

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:04 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2016-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2016-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2016
Lineage A subtidal and sublittoral diving survey was carried out by a team of experience divers of the Shallow Marine Survey Group in Berkeley Sound. The data were collected in three ways: by filling in a habitat form (Joint Nature Conservation Committe standard form for sublittoral habitats), by counting species along a 20 metre transect and by quadrats, which are put at each side of the transect. The quadrats are placed every metres so that at the end there are 20 quadrats. Photos of each quadrat were taken for a post analysis in the office using photoquad software. The dives occurred at various depths (5-10, 10-15, 15-20 metres). The data were transferred to Marine Recorder v5 and are accessed through a so called snapshot tool, which is the database described in this metadata form. The database contain information on: depth, abundance of species (JNCC form), count of species, substratum, rock and sediment features description and additional notes. The bearing of the dives was also added to the comments.
West Longitude -58.157
South Latitude -51.6379
East Longitude -57.7396
North Latitude -51.5048
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, send data request to data custodian
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) and Shallow Marine Surveys Group (SMSG)
Data Format mdb
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy geographic coordinates indicate where the dive started with accuracy from 5 to 10 metres
Resource Type Database
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2016-03-19
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-PREMIER-262

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