SW approaches MESH survey, R/V Celtic Explorer cruise CE0705, BGS project 2007/06 : operations report

Stewart, Heather; Davies, Jaime. 2007 SW approaches MESH survey, R/V Celtic Explorer cruise CE0705, BGS project 2007/06 : operations report. Mapping European Seabed Habitats (MESH), 88pp. (CR/07/123N) (Unpublished)

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The aims of the R/V Celtic Explorer cruise were to acquire high resolution multibeam, sub-bottom profiler and camera data in the SW Approaches area, located approximately 320km southwest of Land’s End. The cruise not only mapped the variable morphology of the SW Approaches area, but also investigated the biological communities within the canyon system for the assessment of potential Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) under the EC Habitats and Birds Directive (Annex I) (Johnston et al. 2002). The cruise also tested the application of the survey standards and protocols developed under the MESH project. The cruise was the first thorough test for the recently completed MESH Guidance Framework, providing a ‘proof of concept’ from planning to completion.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Marine, Coastal and Hydrocarbons
Funders/Sponsors: European Union INTERREG IIIb Community Initiative, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This report made open by author June 2014. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: SW Approaches; MESH; Multibeam; Sparker; Deep Tow Boomer; Habitat Mapping; Cold-Water Coral
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
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Date made live: 09 Jun 2014 15:58 +0 (UTC)

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