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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...

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...

CLiP Vanuatu Microplastics in sediment 2018

This dataset contains 2 csv files. One file reports data on microplastic abundance in sediment expressed in number of particles for 5g sediment. Sediment was collected from 20 grabs deployed in Port Vila Bay and Mele Bay in Efate Island (Vanuatu) in 2018. The file also reports information on blank used, grab GPS coordinates and deployment time and the particulate size analysis (PSA) of the sediment. The other file contains the profile of a ATR-FT-IR...

CLiP Vanuatu Microplastics in biota 2018

This dataset contains 2 csv files. One file contains data on microplastic abundance expressed in number of particles from biota samples (tuna stomachs, land crabs and reef fish) collected around Efate Island (Vanuatu) in 2018 with indication of sample wet weight, species and other characteristics. The file also contains information on blank used. The other file contains the profile of a ATR-FT-IR spectrum analysis of a plastic piece found in a tuna stomach . A...

Horizontal and vertical movement data derived from a data storage tag deployed on a single Atlantic cod in the English Channel from 2005 to 2006

These data are derived from the deployment of a single data storage tag on an Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the English Channel. The cod was tagged in the Southern North Sea on 25/03/2005 and was recaptured in the Eastern English Channel on the 09/01/2006. The cod migrates down through the English Channel, resides in the Celtic Sea and then returns. The dataset contains 291 days of information. Each day consists of 144 vertical movement...

UK ICES fish stock and shellfish stock assessment data 2017

This dataset summarises stock assessment advice for quota fish stocks and national shellfish stocks. These files contain data quantifying annual recruitment, biomass, stock size, landings, catches, discards, industrial bycatch, fishing pressure (fishing pressure mean, ranges, and estimated pressure accountable to landings, discards and bycatch) and stock indicators (Flim fisheries mortality that if exceeded would result in the stock falling below Blim, Blim spawning stock Biomass at the limit reference point, Fpa level of catches that...

Plankton Imager zooplankton data, acoustic fish biomass estimates, chlorophyll measurements and CTD data from the Celtic Sea and Western English Channel in October 2018

Zooplankton species and size data from the Plankton Imager taken from the Celtic Sea and Western English Channel onboard the RV “Cefas Endeavour” in October 2018, also included are pelagic fish biomass estimates from acoustics, chlorophyll measurements and temperature and salinity data from CTDs. All data were recorded as part of the annual PELTIC survey (Pelagic ecosystem in the western English Channel and eastern Celtic Sea). During the day, multifrequency acoustic data are acquired along...

Fish observation and length data derived from stereo-baited remote underwater videos collected around Saint Lucia in 2019

Analysed stereo-Baited Remote Underwater Videos (BRUVs) from the 2019 survey in the north west of St. Lucia. In total 87 1-hour BRUV stations were successfully deployed to a maximum depth of 100m. Video classification assessed fish MaxN (number of visible individuals in a single frame) by species and measured all fish lengths at MaxN. This data holding contains: The exported files from Eventmeasure for all 87 stations (3DPoints, ImagePtPair, Info, Lengths, MovieSeq, Period, Points and...

Biotope (macrofaunal assemblage) map and associated confidence layer based on grab and core data from 1976 to 2020

Two vector (.shp) files are provided. The first, (macro_assemblages.shp) shows the modelled (random forest) macrofaunal assemblage type based on a clustering of abundance data from the OneBenthic database (see https://sway.office.com/HM5VkWvBoZ86atYP?ref=Link). The second file, (macro_assemblages_confidence.shp) shows associated confidence in the modelled output, with darker shades (high values) indicating higher confidence and lighter shades (lower values) indicating lower confidence. Both layers can be viewed in the OneBenthic Layers tool (https://rconnect.cefas.co.uk/onebenthic_layers/), together with further details of the methodology...

Vanuatu Water Quality Dataset - CTD Profiles - 2016-2018

CTD depth profiles from a dataset supporting a baseline assessment of marine water quality around Vanuatu, South Pacific. As part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme, water quality measurements were collected over three years in the coastal waters around the island of Efate, and on one occasion around the island of Tanna. Observations focus on Port Vila (Efate), which is the main urbanised area on the Island. Parameters included are: salinity, temperature, turbidity, light attenuation,...

North Sea cod tagging data 1961 - 2015 and Plaice tagging data 1957 - 2005

North Sea cod and plaice tagging data with information about fish location, maturation, sea surface temperature (SST), length, weight and time of tagging, recapture. This data can be used to calculate the changes in cod or plaice fertility due to changes in temperature. This data set was generated for delivery on the EU H2020 Pandora project. Between 1961 and 2015, a total of 22,573 cod were tagged and released using either conventional marker-ID tags. From...

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,...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

Trophic interaction data and taxonomic information for fish predators and their prey spanning the North East Atlantic and its marginal seas between 1836-2013

Taxonomic information and the diet matrix for fish species-size-classes (rows) and their prey (columns) used to produce feeding guilds via cluster analysis for Thompson et al. (2020) ‘A feeding guild indicator to assess environmental change impacts on marine ecosystem structure and functioning’. Journal of Applied Ecology. The purpose of this study was to propose a food web indicator which has been explicitly called for to inform policy via food web status assessment as part of...

CLiP Belize Microplastics in sediment 2019

This dataset contains 2 csv file. BelizeSedimentMicroplastics.csv file reports data on microplastic abundance in sediment expressed in number of particles for 5g sediment. Sediment was collected at six locations in Belize between May and June 2019, but only four were analysed for microplastics due to time restrictions (only PSA reported for the two sites left). The file also reports information on blank used for calculations, grab GPS coordinates, deployment time and the particulate size analysis...

Benthic Genera Presence and Absence in the North Sea from 1990 to 2011

Distribution data for benthic genera in the North Sea, covering a 22-year timespan from 1990 to 2011. This data accompanies the manuscript “Capturing threshold responses of marine benthos along gradients of natural and anthropogenic change”, by E. Couce, G.H. Engelhard and M. Schratzberger, Journal of Applied Ecology, in press. It was obtained from re-analysis of OBIS benthic data supplemented with benthic survey data collected by Cefas in the same period, with the study region partitioned...

CLiP Belize Marine Litter Abundance and Composition 2019

This dataset contains 2 csv files. The file Belize_Marine_Litter_Data.csv contains data on litter found on marine beaches, river banks and along city canals in Belize between May and June 2019. The number of items and the weight in kg is reported for each litter category. The list of litter categories was obtain merging OSPAR and Tangaroa Blue protocols with the addition of region-specific items. Item categories marked with '*' were added during the operations in...

Fladen experimental fishing impact recovery data - Seabed imagery analysis

Total counts and derived abundance codes of individual taxa identified from video files still photographs of the seabed and total counts of nephrops burrows identified from video files, with associated station information. The digital video and still photographs were acquired from cameras mounted on a camera sledge frame at sampling stations located within six experimental boxes (three treatments and three control) during a fishing impact recovery survey within the Fladen Grounds. Data were collected at...

CLiP Solomon Islands Marine Litter Abundance and Composition

This dataset contains 2 csv files. The file Solomon_Marine_Litter_Data.csv contains data on litter found on marine beaches in Solomon Islands between November 2018 and January 2019. The number of itemsis reported for each litter category. The list of litter categories was obtain merging OSPAR and Tangaroa Blue protocols with the addition of region-specific items, which are marked with '*'. An array of metadata (location names, survey date, GPS coordinates in decimal degrees) is also reported...

Reconstruction of North Sea trawling effort 1985-2015

Spatial distribution of total international otter and beam trawling fishing effort, for all ICES rectangles (0.5 degree latitude by 1 degree longitude) of the North Sea, covering a 31-year time span from 1985 to 2015. The dataset was largely reconstructed using compiled effort data from 7 fishing effort time-series and completed by estimations of missing data. Lat and Long coordinates in the data represent the centre of each ICES rectangle. For the 31-year period from...

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  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Marine Scotland
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Environment Agency
  • University of East Anglia
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam