Dataset Details - Coastal and Marine Species Database
The records in this dataset are general marine and coastal records of different taxonomic groups submitted to the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
To provide a facility for recorders to contribute to the knowledge of the distribution of coastal and marine species in Ireland and to make their records more freely avaiable.
Data collected by different survey methods, but principally by direct field observation.
The island of Ireland
Primarily for capturing new records from 2014 onwards, though it also contains some older records.
The bulk of the records contained in this dataset are from either professional recorders or highly competent recorders working in a voluntary capacity. Not all of the data has been validated.
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Collated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre from different sources, Coastal and Marine Species Database, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 22 September 2020, <https://newmaps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/197>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Abundance||A measure of abundance of the organism recorded|
|County||Name of administrative county within which the record was made|
|Dive position derived from||Details relating to the mehtod used to verify the dive spatial reference|
|Habitat description||A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded|
|Max depth of survey(m)||The maximum depth of the survey in metres|
|Sampling method||Description of the sampling method employed to make the record|
|Seabed cover types||The types of seabed cover present during the survey|
|Sex||The sex of the organism if known|
|Types of seabed present||The types of seabed present|
|Vice-county||The name of the Watsonian (botanical) vice-county within which the record was made|
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