Dataset Details - IWDG Ship Surveys Sightings - PRECAST Surveys 2003 - 2011
Marine Mammal and Marine Megafauna records from line transect surveys conducted on platforms of opportunity during GMIT/IWDG PRECAST Surveys funded by the Marine Intitute and National Parks and Wildlife Service.
This three year project (2008-2011) aims to provide robust scientific data to support conservation policy and provide guidance to state agencies in implementing national and international obligations and in so doing to build national capacity in the area of automated assessment and monitoring wildlife populations.
Effort based line transect survey and off-effort sightings.
Irish, UK and European EEZ and international waters.
All sightings verified by experienced survey team leaders during the survey and by the IWDG Ship Surveys Officer (Dave Wall) during data entry.
Dataset collected during GMIT/IWDG PRECAST Surveys funded by the Marine Intitute and National Parks and Wildlife 2008 to 2011.
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, IWDG Ship Surveys Sightings - PRECAST Surveys 2003 - 2011, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 08 April 2020, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/235>
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
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