Biodiversity - Video-observed coral bottomtypes

Status: Submitted

Definition: The data set shows observations of different coral bottomtypes (Live Lophelia, Coral remains and Dead Lophelia) which are logged in the field during video survey of the seabed. Coral remains are small skeleton fragments (< 20 cm) of dead Lophelia corals, while Dead Lophelia are larger (>20 cm) fragments of dead coral skeletons. Live Lophelia are colonies of live Lophelia, of different sizes. Together with the seabed topography, these observations give an indication of the extent of the coral reefs locally. The dataset also shows video transects where none of these coral bottom types have been observed.

Updated: 26.05.2024
Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority
Owner: Institute of Marine Research

Usage

The data set can be used as a tool for marine spatial and environmental planning, vulnerability analyses, habitat mapping and in connection with installations on the seabed and activities that may have an impact on the seabed. Furthermore, the data set can be used as a basis for decision-making when assessing new farming licences, discharges into the sea, disposal, development of petroleum-related installations, and regulation of fishing activity.

Theme: Marine activities

In scope of Inspire Directive: No

DOK according to KMD-definitions: No

In scope of Norway digital agreement: Yes

Land-use plans subject to law (PBL): No

In scope of the Geodata Act: No

Mareano: Yes

Ecological Base Map: No

Modellbaserte vegprosjekter: No

DOK-status

DOK-status: Proposal

DOK-status date approved:

Updated: 5/26/2024 4:11:00 AM

Geodatalov status

ASSESSMENT POINT
STATUS VALUE
COMMENT
Metadata
good
Product spesification
good
SOSI requirement status
good
GML requirement status
good
WMS status
useable
WFS status
good
ATOM feed status
good
Nedlastingskrav status
good