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Downloads

This section contains all of the reports and maps produced during both the original (2004 – 2007) and extension (2007 – 2010) HABMAP projects. Maps produced during both phases of the project are available to download in both MapInfo and ArcGIS formats, and as .jpg files.

Predictive maps

The HABMAP project produced predicted biotope distribution maps for the southern Irish Sea by using a modelling technique that linked known occurrences of biotopes (from survey data) with physical characteristics of the environment. Two sets of predictive biotope maps were produced; one set during the original HABMAP project (2004 – 2007) for the INTERREG project area, and a new, updated set during the extension project (2007 – 2010) that included all of welsh waters. The maps produced during the extension project were based on more up-to-date physical and biological input datasets. Both sets of maps have been coloured according to the confidence of the predicted biotope distributions.

Combined biotope maps were produced by combining individual biotope maps produced during both the original and extension HABMAP projects. Individual maps were combined in a GIS, then sorted so that the biotope with the highest confidence score in any given area was ranked first, and therefore displayed in the final map. NB Where more than one biotope was predicted to occur in an area of the map, all biotopes were ranked in the relevant polygons within the GIS, according to their confidence scores. For full details of how the maps were compiled, please refer to the “modelling” chapter of the HABMAP report (Biomôr 5b). Combined GIS layers are available below for both the original and extension projects.



2010 Extension Project Outputs

Extension project combined biotope map

This GIS layer was compiled by combining the extension project level 4 biotope maps, with level 3 biotopes used (where available) to fill any gaps. It is available to download as a MapInfo, ArcGIS or JPG file.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Extension project combined map JPG

Zip files Extension project combined map MapInfo

Zip files Extension project combined map ESRI



Extension project level 3 biotope maps

These zip folders contain predicted biotope distribution maps for each of the MNCR 04.05 level 3 biotopes found in the HABMAP extension project area. Maps are coloured according to their confidence levels. For further details on how the maps were created, please refer to the HABMAP extension project report.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps jpg

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps MapInfo (rock biotopes)

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps ESRI (rock biotopes)

 

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps MapInfo (sediment biotopes)

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps ESRI (sediment biotopes)



Extension project level 4 biotope maps

These zip folders contain predicted biotope distribution maps for each of the MNCR 04.05 level 4 biotopes found in the HABMAP extension project area. Maps are coloured according to their confidence levels. For further details on how the maps were created, please refer to the HABMAP extension project report.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps jpgs

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps MapInfo (rock biotopes)

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps ESRI (rock biotopes)

 

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps MapInfo (sediment biotopes)

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps ESRI (sediment biotopes)



Extension project level 5 biotope maps

These zip folders contain predicted biotope distribution maps for each of the MNCR 04.05 level 5 biotopes found in the HABMAP extension project area. Maps are coloured according to their confidence levels. For further details on how the maps were created, please refer to the HABMAP extension project report.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Level 5 Biotope Maps jpgs

Zip files Level 5 Biotope Maps MapInfo

Zip files Level 5 Biotope Maps ESRI



2007 Original Project Outputs

Original project combined biotope map

This GIS layer was compiled from the original HABMAP combined level 4 biotope map, with level 3 biotopes used (where available) to fill any gaps. The combined biotope GIS is available to download in either ArcGIS, MapInfo or JPG format.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Original project combined map jpg

Zip files Original project combined map MapInfo

Zip files Original project combined map ESRI



Original project level 3 biotope maps

These zip folders contain predicted biotope distribution maps for each of the MNCR 04.05 level 3 biotopes found in the original HABMAP project area. Maps are coloured according to their confidence levels. For further details on how the maps were created, please refer to the HABMAP project report.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps jpgs

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps MapInfo (rock biotopes)

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps ESRI (rock biotopes)

 

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps MapInfo (sediment biotopes)

Zip files Level 3 Biotope Maps ESRI (sediment biotopes)



Original project level 4 biotope maps

These zip folders contain predicted biotope distribution maps for each of the MNCR 04.05 level 4 biotopes found in the original HABMAP project area. Maps are coloured according to their confidence levels. For further details on how the maps were created, please refer to the HABMAP project report.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps jpg

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps MapInfo (rock biotopes)

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps ESRI (rock biotopes)

 

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps MapInfo (sediment biotopes)

Zip files Level 4 Biotope Maps ESRI (sediment biotopes)



Original project level 5 biotope maps

These zip folders contain predicted biotope distribution maps for each of the MNCR 04.05 level 5 biotopes found in the original HABMAP project area. Maps are coloured according to their confidence levels. For further details on how the maps were created, please refer to the HABMAP project report.

jpgs MapInfo ESRI

Zip files Level 5 Biotope Maps jpg

Zip files Level 5 Biotope Maps MapInfo

Zip files Level 5 Biotope Maps ESRI



Data collation maps

GIS layers were created for all of the physical input datasets used in the HABMAP modelling work. These included maximum and minimum seabed temperatures, seabed sediments, bedforms, light attenuation, bathymetry, salinity, tidally-induced bed-sheer stress and wave-induced bed sheer stress. Data layers from both the original (2004 – 2007) and extension (2007 – 2010) modelling work are available to download as images. GIS files cannot be made available due to the license conditions under which the original data was supplied to the project.

2010 Extension 2007 Original

Zip files Data Collation maps 2010.zip (429kb)

Zip files Data Collation maps 2007.zip (2.8mb)



Survey Station Summaries 2007

This zip file contains summary .pdf documents for each of the macrofaunal and sediment sample stations visited during the HABMAP research cruises (95 in total). Each document includes a location map, description of the seabed sediment, biotope assigned to the site, species list, video tow profile, sediment analysis data, video stills and seabed images (where available).

Zip files Station Summaries.zip

 

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