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.
17/10/2014
03/03/2018
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.
Ongoing
N/A
Collated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre from different sources, Coastal and Marine Species Database, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 15 December 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/197>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset record distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset Contacts
Dr. Liam Lysaght
Beechfield House, Carriganore, WIT West Campus, Waterford
+ 353 51 306240
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 374
2013
2017
Record Statistics

374

60

146

0

Resolution No. records
100m 364
1km 10
2km 0
10km 0
50km 0
Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
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
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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