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Reconstruction of North Sea trawling effort 1985-2015

Strategy Data Governance

Seawater temperature trend analysis for the North East Atlantic (North West European Shelf)

Strategy Data Governance
This gridded data product provides a trend analysis to estimate the changes in Seawater Temperature at sea surface and near sea bed for the North West European Shelf for the period from 1st January 1985 to 30th June 2014 in degree Celsius. Monthly and seasonal trend values were generated by applying a Generalised Additive Model (GAM) on a time series of modelling output data for Temperature at 7 Km spatial resolution from the North West...

Seawater salinity trend analysis for the North East Atlantic (North West European Shelf)

Strategy Data Governance
This gridded data product provides a trend analysis to estimate the changes in Seawater Salinity at sea surface and near sea bed for the North West European Shelf from 1st January 1985 to 30th June 2014 at 7 Km spatial resolution. Monthly and seasonal trend values were generated by applying a Generalised Additive Model (GAM) on a time series of modelling output data for Salinity at 7 Km spatial resolution from the North West Shelf...

SmartBuoy Marine Observational Network - Phytoplankton Data 2001-2017

Alex Milligan
This dataset consists of analysed phytoplankton data from the years 2001-2017 inclusive collected from the SmartBuoy moorings at Celtic Deep, Dowsing, Gabbard/West Gabbard/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...

Ichthyoplankton Analysis Data from the Western Coastal Shelf 2016

Hayden Close
Ichthyoplankton abundance data (fish eggs and larvae) to study the Spatial abundance of the species in 2016 from the western approaches of the Celtic sea in the region between 48⁰N and 54.5⁰N between March and August along the western continental shelf from France to the waters around the middle of Ireland. These samples were loaned to Cefas by ICES WGMEGS participating nations that collected the samples. The dataset consists of 551 samples split across 6...

Biological-based habitat classification approaches promote cost-efficient monitoring: an example using seabed assemblages

Keith Cooper
Files for use with the R script accompanying the paper Cooper et al. (2018). Note that this script also uses files from https://doi.org/10.14466/CefasDataHub.34 (details provided in script). Cooper, K.M., Bolam, S.G., Downie, A. Callaway, A., Barry, J. (2018). Biological-based habitat classification approaches promote cost-efficient monitoring: an example using seabed assemblages. Journal of Applied Ecology. Files include: R SCRIPT FINAL.R (R script) C5922DATASETFAM13022017REDACTED.csv (see below for description) UKSeaMap2016_SedimentsDissClip.shp (UK Seamap data clipped to study area. These...

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...

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...

Georeferenced data of wrecks in the North Sea: 2016

Nicola McPherson
Gridded data, in ascii text format, of wrecks at the spatial extent of the North Sea (2012). Data are produced at three different spatial resolutions: 0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 decimal degree, respectively. Values represent estimated proportion of grid cell occupied by structures. Source data, obtained upon request from the Wreck Site (https://www.wrecksite.eu/), were processed and aggregated to support projects under the INSITE (INfluence of man-made Structures In The Ecosystem) programme.

Georeferenced data of wind turbines in the North Sea: 2016

Nicola McPherson
Gridded data, in ascii text format, of wind turbines at the spatial extent of the North Sea (2016). Data are produced at three different spatial resolutions: 0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 decimal degree, respectively. Values represent estimated proportion of grid cell occupied by structures. Data were processed and aggregated from Kingfisher Awareness Charts (http://www.kis‑orca.eu/) to support projects under the INSITE (INfluence of man-made Structures In The Ecosystem) programme.

Georeferenced data of oil and gas platforms in the North Sea: 2011-2012

Nicola McPherson
Gridded data, in ascii text format, of oil and gas platforms at the spatial extent of the North Sea (2012). Data are produced at three different spatial resolutions: 0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 decimal degree, respectively. Values represent estimated proportion of grid cell occupied by structures. Data were processed and aggregated from the fixed platform database (http://oilandgasuk.co.uk, October 2012) to support projects under the INSITE (INfluence of man-made Structures In The Ecosystem) programme.

UK shelf and North Sea quantitative sediment composition predictions

Oliver Williams
Spatial predictions of substrate composition for the UK shelf and North Sea. Compositional fractions of mud, sand and gravel were modelled for an area of the UK and North Sea using a statistical regression model. This dataset consists of percentage composition predictions for the mud, sand and gravel components as raster tifs. In addition the proportion of each of these sediment components were combined to predict the likely sediment classification as both a EUNIS habitat...

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...

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)...

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...

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry - Nymph Bank Lander

Tom Hull
This data set consists of biogeochemical sensor data from seabed moorings. 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. Turbidity meters were calibrated using Stabical (Hach, US). The moorings were also fitted with upward facing acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP), this data...

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry - East Of Haig Fras Seabed 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...

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....

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry - Celtic Deep 2 SmartBuoy

Tom Hull
This data set consists of biogeochemical sensor data from SmartBuoy moorings (Mills et al, 2005). SmartBuoys consist of a 4 meter tall stainless steel frame with a fibreglass torroid for buoyancy. Instruments are attached at a nominal 1 meter depth to the frame. In-air sensors are mounted to the top of the torroid. The buoys feature a satellite telemetry system providing near real-time telemetry. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity and photosynthetic active radiation...

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...

Zooplankton data from Ring net, CALPS and PIA from the Western English Channel and Eastern Irish Sea in 2016

Sophie Pitois
Zooplankton data was collected from 3 different devices: Ring net, Continuous automated Litter and Plankton Sampler (CALPS) and Plankton Image Identifier (PIA), during the PELTIC 2016 survey (Pelagic ecosystem in the western English Channel and eastern Celtic Sea, 3rd to the 19th October) on board the RV “Cefas Endeavour”. Zooplankton samples and images were collected at 40 stations during the night. Depth-integrated vertical hauls using the Ring net were deployed with the aim of sampling...

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...

North Sea phytoplankton pigments 2010 to 2011

Veronique Creach
These data contain information about the individual accessory pigments of phytoplankton measured by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) from two North Sea International Bottom Trawl Surveys in 2010 and 2011. These have been applied like a 'fingerprint' to identify phytoplankton functional types (PFT's). 10L water samples were taken from niskin bottles on a rosette fired at various depths, or from the continuous flow ferrybox water supply (approx. 4m water depth) in adverse weather conditions. Water...

Sediment Organic Carbon in Marine Sediments around England and Wales 1996 - 2015

Claire Mason
Sediment organic carbon (and nitrogen) data from marine samples collected between 1996-2015 around England and Wales. Measurements for <2mm sediment fraction or/and <63µm sediment fraction are given. Silt/clay(%) is also included (for either/both sieving and laser methodologies) as well as sample weight where available. These data have been collated from a variety of sources, including CSEMP monitoring, nephrops monitoring, fishing pressures research and the NERC shelf seas programme to support on-going investigations for the Cefas/Defra...

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...

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