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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...

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)...

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 Electronic Data Storage-Tag Database

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. Electronic tags that record temperature and depth were attached to, or implanted into, cod caught in the southern North Sea between 1999 and 2009 (for methods see Neat et al., 2014). Data from tags that were returned from recaptured cod were downloaded and...

Cefas Coastal Temperature Network

David Morris
The Coastal Temperature Network consists of Cefas (and predecessor) originated data and data from external suppliers, who have agreed their data can be published as part of the network (Jones, 1981). The earliest data are from 1875 (Owers Light vessel) and have been supplied by the Met Office. The longest continuous record provided here is from Eastbourne (1892–2014). Sampling is from piers and breakwaters 50-200m from the shore where possible (Jones, 1981). The present network...

ScanFish – North and Celtic Seas

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. ScanFish is a high performance towed undulating CTD which was deployed by Cefas, initially, to aid the understanding of the coupling between physical and biological processes (Brown et al., 1996). It was towed behind the vessel at approximately 8 knots and undulated from...

Salinity and Temperature data from the Angmagssalik Array in the Denmark Strait Overflow - 1998 to 2015

Salinity and temperature data recorded near bottom (20m height from seabed) between 1998 and 2015 by Seabird-Electronics-37 SM MicroCAT instruments. The data were calibrated and aggregated from those published with the following publications: Opher (2021) and Opher et al (accepted). This is a subset of data collected the Angmagssalik Denmark Strait Overflow Array that was in place between 1986 and 2015. These data were collected at across 5 mooring sites along a section (from approximately...

SmartBuoy Marine Observational Network - UK Waters Phytoplankton Data 2018-2019

This dataset consists of analysed phytoplankton data from the years 2018-2019 inclusive collected in UK waters from the SmartBuoy moorings at Dowsing, WestGabbard2, Warp and Liverpool Bay using WMS and EDU automated water samplers. SmartBuoys consist of a 4 meter tall stainless steel frame with a fibreglass toroid for buoyancy. Instruments are attached at a nominal 1 meter depth to the frame. The water samplers collect into pre-spiked bags containing acidified Lugols Iodine on a...

CLiP Belize Land Waste Audits and Interviews 2019

This dataset contains 4 csv files. HouseholdsolidwasteauditBelizedata.csv reports solid waste abundance and composition data from households expressed in number of items, weight or volume; and CommercialsolidwasteauditBelizedata.csv reports solid waste abundance and composition data from commercial activities. HouseholdsolidwasteauditBelizemetadata.csv reports the results of interviews done when solid waste samples were collected to gather information about household occupants social status and behaviour, including the fate of solid waste not collected through the official waste management service. CommercialsolidwasteauditBelizemetadata.csv reports...

Modelled gridded data of aquaculture potential in the Dorset and East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group area, 2018-2019

Gridded data (GeoTiff format) produced in the context of the FLAG Aquaculture Mapping project (2018-2019). The purpose of the project was to identify and map areas best suited (and with least conflict) to specific types of sustainable marine aquaculture, within the boundaries of the Dorset and East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) area. The aquaculture potential layers were derived by combining information on conservation and legislative boundaries, human infrastructure and activity constraints, with environmental...

Zooplankton abundance data derived from the Plankton Imager system from the Western English Channel and Eastern Irish Sea from 2016 to 2019

These data are abundances (in numbers per meters cubed) of zooplankton taxa, calculated from the analysis of images taken using the Plankton Imager system also included are station positions and sampling date / times. The images where collected using the PI (formerly known as Plankton Image Analyser (PIA)), during the PELTIC (Pelagic ecosystem in the western English Channel and eastern Celtic Sea) surveys from 2016 to 2019, on board the RV Cefas Endeavour. Zooplankton samples...

CLiP Belize Microplastics in biota 2019

This dataset contains 2 csv files. One file contains data on microplastic abundance expressed in number of particles from biota samples (queen conch, Lobatus gigas) collected in Belize in 2018 (and analysed in 2019) with indication of sample wet weight and blank used. The other file contains the profiles of the ATR-FT-IR spectrum analysis of plastic pieces found in the conch stomachs. A README text file contains the legend of the columns of the two...

Electronic tag tracking data from starry smooth-hound Mustelus asterias in the northeast Atlantic 2004-2018

The data is derived from the deployment of mark-recapture and electronic tags on starry smooth-hound (Mustelus asterias) in the North Sea and English Channel. Tags were deployed throughout the time period 2004 to 2018. The dataset includes 36 individual M. asterias, 18 of which were tagged with mark-recapture tags only, and 18 were tagging with both mark-recapture and electronic tags. Six electronically tagged M. asterias were geolocated and their estimated daily geographical locations (latitude and...

CLiP South Africa Microplastics in the Port of Durban 2019

This dataset contains two csv files. The first one (South_Africa_Port_Durban_Microplastics.csv) reports the results of the study carried out in the Port of Durban in 2019. The file contains water measurement from CTD casts, microplastic abundance in water sampled by microplastic pump, microplastic abundance in sediment and particulate size analysis (PSA) results from Van Veen grab samples. GPS coordinates and time of deployment are reported for each measurement. CTD measured temperature, salinity and turbulence of the...

Historical Seabed Drifters Dataset 1969 to 1990

Dataset containing historical Seabed drifters data. A dataset for all deployments and returns has been created. It contains the following information. Drifter Releases (By year/Drop). Drifter Releases AND Returns (By year/Drop). Each file contains information on: Lat/Long /Date of release, Lat/Long /Date of return, Days out. The Dataset contains 11704 entries for Seabed drifters (1969-1990), with a 41 percent Return’s rate. At Cefas (historically MAFF), from the early 1960s to 1990 large numbers of specially...

CLiP South Africa Marine Litter Accumulation Study (Cefas-UKZN) 2019

This dataset contains 2 csv files. The file South_Africa_Marine_Litter_Data.csv contains data on marine litter found during beach surveys in Umhlanga (north of Durban) and Amanzimtoti (south of Durban) in South Africa in September 2019. The number of items and the weight in kg is reported for each litter category. Each survey is named with the name of the location plus a capital letter between A and L for Amanzimtoti; and between A and K for...

Modelled vector layers (shapefiles) of spatial extent of aquaculture potential in the Dorset East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group area, 2018-2019

Polygon shapefiles converted from modelled raster layers of aquaculture potential, with values ranging between 0 (representing no potential) and 1 (representing full potential). The underlying raster layers were derived by combining conservation, legislative, human infrastructure features and activity boundaries with environmental requirements for specific aquaculture species/system combinations. The polygon boundaries delineate aquaculture potential areas with a modelled raster classification of 0.5 or higher (i.e. 50% of threshold values are optimum for the specific species/system combination)....

Seafloor Marine Litter from UK EEZ zones between 2012 and 2017

This data set was used to assess the density of litter in the seafloor for the MSFD indicator assessment that was completed in 2018 and published in 2019 at https://moat.cefas.co.uk/pressures-from-human-activities/marine-litter/seafloor-litter. The data contained counts of each type of litter category. The data is contained in the file, litter 2017 new.csv. Details on what the data columns mean are shown in the readme file. Data is only from the UK EEZ zone. This is made up...

Modelled gridded data of aquaculture suitability in the Dorset East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group area, 2018-2019

Modelled raster layers (GeoTiff format) of aquaculture suitability with values ranging between 0 and 1, where the value 0 represents unsuitable and 1 fully suitable. Gridded data (GeoTiff format) produced in the context of the FLAG Aquaculture Mapping project (2018-2019). The gridded layers were derived by modelling a suitability score based on environmental requirements for each specific combination of species and culture method. The purpose of the project was to identify and map areas best...

Impacts of climate change on air-sea exchanges of heat and water

Simon A. Josey & David I. Berry
MCCIP Science Review 2013, 87-90

Impacts of climate change on fish

Stephen D. Simpson, Julia L. Blanchard & Martin J. Genner
MCCIP Science Review 2013, 113-124

Impacts of climate change on seabirds

Francis Daunt & Ian Mitchell
MCCIP Science Review 2013, 125-133

Impacts of climate change on waterbirds

James W. Pearce-Higgins & Chas A. Holt
MCCIP Science Review 2013, 149-154

Impacts of climate change on deep-sea habitats

David J. Hughes & Bhavani E. Narayanaswamy
MCCIP Science Review 2013, 204-210

Impacts of climate change on fisheries

John K. Pinnegar, William W.L. Cheung, Miranda Jones, Gorka Merino, Bill Turrell & David Reid
MCCIP Science Review 2013, 302-317

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  • Auckland University of Technology
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  • Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Environment Agency
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Wilton Park