Seabed morphology worldwide

This data series was indicated as of potential use for marine spatial planning during a workshop part of the Darwin Plus- funded project 'Marine Spatial Planning for the Falkland Islands' (July 2014-July 2016)in 2014. It was downloaded from http://www.bluehabitats.org/ The data series contains a series of shapefiles (one for each of the 29 geomorphic feature categories) for the entire world oceans classifying areas by their geomorphology using analyses of vertical relief (methodology and description of each shapefiles described in Harris, P.T., M. Macmillan-Lawer, and E.K. Baker (2014) Geomorphology of the Oceans. Marine Geology 352: 4-24.

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Additional Info

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:03 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category oceans
Temporal Extent Start 2014-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2015
Lineage The shape files representing abyss, basins, bridges, canyons, escarpments, fans, glacial troughs, guyots, hadal, plateaux, ridges, rift valleys, rises, seamounts, shelf, slope, terraces, spreading ridges, trenches, troughs, and shelf valleys were downloaded from http://www.bluehabitats.org/ No editing was carried out and the shape files have been kept separately.
West Longitude -180
South Latitude -76.42
East Longitude 180
North Latitude 90
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 Cite data source as: Harris, P.T., M. Macmillan-Lawer, and E.K. Baker (2014) Geomorphology of the Oceans. Marine Geology 352: 4-24.
Data Format shape
Update Frequency unknown
Accuracy 10km but lower depending on the original data used for modeling
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-09-27
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-Bhabitat-233

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