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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...

Inputs of mercury, cadmium and lead via water and air to the Greater North Sea between 1990 and 2014

The data shows the input loads of mercury, cadmium and lead via water and air to the Greater North Sea between 1990 and 2014. The data are separated by input loads from the UK, the OSPAR countries and other countries outside the OSPAR area. The data are presented in two CSV files. One is called datametal inputs indicator assessment and the other in called RIDDataInputHgCdPbIndicatorAssessment. The former provides the yearly input loads of the three...

Connectivity matrices for seven benthic species

These are connectivity matrices calculated from the results of Lagrangian models (GITM forced with GETM) for the period 2001-2010 and for seven benthic species: Alcyonium digitatum, Echinus esculentus, Lophelia pertusa, Metridium senile var. dianthus, Porifera, Mythilus edulis and Crepidula fornicata. The paper describing the calculation of these matrices and the analysis can be found in: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32912-2.The data were produced by analysing the results of the Lagrangian model GITM. The connectivity was calculated between the sectors...

Fladen experimental fishing impact recovery data 2015 - 2m Beam Trawl

Total count and biomass in grams of taxa identified from 2m beam trawl samples of the seabed, with associated station information. Samples were collected using a 2m scientific beam trawl at sampling stations located within three experimental boxes (treatment boxes only) during a fishing impact recovery survey within the Fladen Grounds. Data were collected at three time points (before impact (time 0), immediately after impact (time 1) and 8 months after impact (time 2) during...

CLiP Solomon Islands Land Waste Audits and Interviews

This dataset contains 2 csv files. Solid_waste_audit_Solomon_Islands_Abundance.csv reports solid waste abundance and composition data from households and commercial activities expressed in number of items, weight or volume. Solid_waste_audit_Solomon_Islands_Metadata.csv reports the results of interviews done when solid waste samples were collected to gather metadata about household occupants social and behavioural metadata, including the fate of solid waste not collected through the official waste management service. Waste audits were conducted in eight communities between November and December...

CLiP Vanuatu Marine Litter Abundance and Composition

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....

Sea Angling 2012 - Online catch survey

Mike Armstrong
Data from online survey done within Sea Angling 2012 project The Sea Angling 2012 project includes a number of different surveys running in parallel to provide a detailed overview of all forms of sea angling throughout England during 2012. Cefas carried out an online survey for anglers to record more detailed information on their activities, catches and expenditure during 2012.

North East Atlantic Seafloor Litter Data 1992-2014

Thomas Maes
CEFAS Seafloor litter data obtained by research vessel fish and environmental surveys in North East Atlantic waters 1992 -2014. Data from 3 particular survey series, the International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS), the ICES Ground Fish Surveys (Q4SW) and the Clean Seas Environment Monitoring Programme (CSEMP) survey from 1992 to 2014, using the classification system according to Galgani et al., 2013. Galgani, F., Hanke, G., Werner, S., Oosterbaan, L., Nilsson, P., Fleet, D., Kinsey, S., Thompson,...

CLiP Vanuatu Microplastics in water 2018

This dataset contains 2 csv files. One file contains data on microplastic abundance expressed in number of particles from 12 transects in Port Vila Bay and Mele Bay in Efate Island (Vanuatu) in 2018 with indication of volume and surface surveyed and transect info (duration, coordinates, comments). The file also contains information on blank used and contamination checks. The other file contains spectrum analysis of particles carried out with a ATR-FTIR. A READ-ME text file...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 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.

Cefas 1976 Phytoplankton Cruise Series

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. A series of 12 cruises was carried out in 1976 by DFR staff to investigate the distribution, abundance, mortality and main predators of planktonic fish eggs and larvae of important commercial fish species (e.g. plaice, cod). The cruises secondary aims included the investigation...

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