Firing exercise ranges used by the navy around the Falkland Islands

The dataset describes the areas used by the Royal Navy as firing ranges for naval excercises in coastal waters in the Falkland Islands. Navy ships fire from the sea to the land (the polygon include the sea area where the ships operate and the land area where they fire).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 December 21, 2020, 10:01 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category intelligence-military
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 only the ID of the fire range areas.
West Longitude -59.7331
South Latitude -51.9589
East Longitude -57.6661
North Latitude -51.6175
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-217

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