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UK ICES fish stock and shellfish stock assessment data 2017

Strategy Data Governance

Cefas Historic Secchi Depth Measurements

Elisa Capuzzo
Secchi depth measurements, collected for studying the effects of the light climate on pelagic fish (e.g. fish school position in the water column compared to the depth of penetration of light); The dataset comprise 470 Secchi depth measurements collected in 1931, 1937, 1946-1950, 1968. The coordinates of each observation were generally not indicated in the logbooks and were derived from the associated station-sheets. Occasionally the exact coordinates were not specified but only the location of...

RSMP Baseline Dataset

Keith Cooper
This dataset was compiled for the Regional Seabed Monitoring Plan (RSMP) baseline assessment reported in Cooper and Barry (2017). The dataset comprises of 33,198 macrofaunal samples (83% with associated data on sediment particle size composition) covering large parts of the UK continental shelf. Whilst most samples come from existing datasets, also included are 2,500 new samples collected specifically for the purpose of this study. These new samples were collected during 2014-2016 from the main English...

Management Strategy Evaluation toolkit for Ecopath with Ecosim (model output and technical report)

Christopher Lynam
This dataset consists of output from a computer model that predicts responses of 69 functional groups from plankton to whales to changing fishing pressure. Scenarios are run using the newly built plug-in (see report) that allows for an assessment of the effect of model parameter uncertainty. The base model is the ICES key-run of EwE for the North Sea described here http://data.cefas.co.uk/#/View/2847. Format of the data: Zipped csv files covering the hindcast period 1991-2013 (inclusive)...

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry - East of Celtic Deep Lander

Tom Hull
This data set consists of biogeochemical sensor data from seabed moorings. The mooring consists of a 3-legged stainless steel "minilander" 1.5 meters high. The biogeochemical sensors are mounted at 1 meter above the seabed. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity where fitted to a Cefas ESM2 data logger. These instruments gathered data for 5 minutes every 30 minutes. Sensors were validated against in-situ samples during deployment and recovery. Fluorometers were standardised using fluorosphere beads....

Cefas Fisheries Ecology Research Programme

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. Diurnal and seasonal changes in water temperature in South Wales estuaries and saltmarshes. Data were collected in 1995 and 1996 from three estuarine locations in South Wales during a study of the thermal experience and tolerance of estuarine animals. The data comprise hourly...

Virus shedding and food consumption in KHV challenged carp

Nicola McPherson
This dataset details feeding behaviour and mucus virus titres of 20 carp (Cyprinus carpio) challenged with Koi Herpes Virus (KHV). Twenty carp (E1-E20) were bath challenged with KHV for four hours at 23 degrees Celsius. Five control carp (CA-CE) were mock challenged under the same conditions. KHV challenged and control fish were maintained in separate locations but under the same conditions. Fish were fed up to 40 food pellets daily and the number of uneaten...

Monthly average non-algal Suspended Particulate Matter concentrations

Tiago Silva
Spatially gridded, monthly average of non-algal Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM). Based on satellite derived Ifremer OC5 algorithm (Gohin et al 2011). Interpolated and merged data from SeaWiFS, MODIS, MERIS and VIIRS satellite sensors. Based on Gohin et al (2005) OC5 algorithm that jointly estimates the load of Chlorophyll and non-algal suspended particulate matter. This algorithm has been validated against in-situ coastal observations for the English Channel and Bay of Biscay (Gohin, 2011) and modified to...

North Sea Historical Effort by Rectangle by Year: 1913 -1980

Georg Englehard
This dataset includes long-term, spatially detailed information on UK trawl and seine fishing effort in the North Sea, by year and ICES rectangle. The period covered is 1923–1980 excluding the years during and immediately after both World Wars. Effort data (number of hours fishing) are shown separately for each of the major historical demersal trawling and seining fleets of the UK: sailing trawlers (pre-WWII only), steam trawlers (until the 1970s), motor trawlers, steam seiners (pre-WWII...

Atlantic cod catch records from Cefas survey cruises in the Arctic 1930-1959

Bryony Townhill & John Pinnegar
The data are records of the station details and cod catches from UK government fisheries survey cruises in the Arctic region from 1930 to 1949. They have been digitised from survey logbooks held by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.

Large Woody Debris Restoration Field Experiment Dataset

Murray Thompson
Riverine species and environmental data relating to Thompson et al. (2017) Large woody debris rewilding rapidly restores biodiversity in riverine food webs. Journal of Applied Ecology. The purpose of this study was to test for causal evidence of ecological restoration following the introduction of large woody debris in rivers. Chlorophyll-a and diatom community structure was estimated from stone scrapes; a Hess sampler (0.017m2) with 335µm mesh was used to collect invertebrates and coarse (CPOM) and...

CLiP Vanuatu Marine Litter Abundance and Composition

Strategy Data Governance
This dataset contains 3 csv files. One file contains data on marine litter abundance and composition expressed in number of items per category. One file contains location names and GPS coordinates in decimal degrees. One file contains metadata collected during the clean-ups. A READ-ME text file contains description of columns content for the three csv files. Marine litter items were collected during beach clean-ups in the Efate Island (Vanuatu) between November 2018 and February 2019....

Cefas Oceanographic Archive

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. The mid and late 20th century saw extensive oceanographic research by DFS and Cefas. The resulting data were stored in an Oceanographic Archive which managed data from a number of sensor systems. These included a CTD system deployed for traditional oceanographic water column...

Defra Strategic Wave Monitoring Network

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. WaveNet, Defra's strategic wave monitoring network for the United Kingdom, provides a single source of real-time wave data from a network of wave buoys located in areas at risk from flooding. In operation since 2002, WaveNet collects and processes data from the Cefas-operated...

Cefas Lowestoft Sample Data Management System

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. The Lowestoft Sample Data Management System (LSDM) was the tool used for tracking the ingestion, processing and analysis of marine water, sediment and radiological samples. It was replaced by the Cefas Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in 2015. This dataset is an extract...

Cefas Fishing Survey System

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. The Fishing Survey System (FSS) is a purpose–built database used to hold and maintain Cefas fish survey data, primarily from government mandated surveys. This SQL database holds the main research and charter vessel fishing surveys data from 1901 to present. It includes station,...

The Canyons - Infauna - 2017

Paul McIlwaine
These data are counts of infauna derived from the analysis of 37 samples collected at The Canyons MCZ in May and June 2017 on board the RV Cefas Endeavour. It also includes marine litter data recorded on the SACFOR scale. Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are a new form of Marine Protected Area (MPAs) created under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 which will protect a range of nationally important habitats and species. By protecting...

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry - Celtic Deep 2 Lander

Tom Hull
This data set consists of biogeochemical sensor data from seabed moorings. The mooring consists of a 3 legged stainless steel "minilander" 1.5 meters high. The biogeochemical sensors are mounted at 1 meter above the seabed. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity where fitted to a Cefas ESM2 data logger. These instruments gathered data for 5 minutes every 30 minutes. Sensors were validated against in-situ samples during deployment and recovery. Fluorometers were standardised using fluorosphere...

The effect of acid and neutral Lugol's iodine solution on phytoplankton sample preservation, experimental results

Oliver Williams
The data are the results of lab experiments conducted in 2013-2014 at the Cefas laboratory, Lowestoft, UK. Multiple marine phytoplankton taxa were preserved in one of three different Lugol's Iodine solutions (one neutral and two acidified at different strengths). Samples were enumerated over a period of 8 months to investigate degradation rates across taxa and preservatives. Samples consisted of 5 cultured species Ditylum brightwellii, Prorocentrum lima, Karenia mikimotoi, Coccolithus pelagicus & Tetraselmis suecica and one...

Mnemiopsis Ecology Modelling and Observation

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. The MEMO (Mnemiopsis Ecology Modelling and Observation) Project was part of a wider sampling programme in collaboration with Ifremer and ULCO (France), ILVO (Belgium) and Deltares (Netherlands). The data collected were used to produce models (e.g. an Individual Biological Model, and hydrodynamic, ecosystem...

Ferry Routes Monitoring System (Historical)

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. Near surface temperature and salinity samples have been collected by ferries, the most recent, the Stena Partner, along 52°N between Harwich (formerly Felixstowe) and Rotterdam, from August 1970 onwards. Throughout the year, at weekly intervals, temperature data were recorded and water samples taken...

CLiP Vanuatu Microplastics in sediment 2017

Strategy Data Governance
This dataset contains 2 csv files. One file contains data on microplastic abundance expressed in number of particles per 5g dried sediment from 14 grabs collected on Efate Island (Vanuatu) in 2017. One file contains spectrum analysis for some of the particles carried out with a ATR-FTIR. A READ-ME text file contains description of columns content for these two csv files. There is a .zip file that includes a csv file with the description of...

Natural bed disturbance modelling outputs

John Aldridge
This dataset consists of output from a computer model that attempts to predict annual seabed disturbance caused by waves and currents. Disturbance was taken to mean physical movement of the seedbed sediments and was quantified as a disturbance frequency (days per year disturbance occurred). For sandy regions the disturbance depth is also predicted (days per year disturbance occurred to a given depth below the seabed). For gravel and mud substrates the depth of disturbance was...

Cefas Plankton Analysis System

David Morris
This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled. Sampling of plankton has been carried out by Cefas since the 1940’s. In recent decades sampling has mainly been concentrated on fish eggs and larvae, and other zooplankton. Samples were collected using ‘high–speed towed nets’ that capture plankton from the surface to near–seabed....

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