Details of Seagrass Taxa, cover and Abundance in English waters


Dataset identification

Title of datasetSeagrass Taxa, cover and Abundance in English waters
Narrative summary of datasetThis record is for Approval for Access product AfA128. Information regarding the presence, and percentage cover, of seagrass species at specific marine monitoring points held within the Environment Agency’s BIOSYS database (our main database for storing, manipulating and reporting data from freshwater and marine biological surveys at any taxonomic level). These data represent ground-truthing monitoring for the ecological assessment of seagrasses within transitional and coastal waters of England and Wales. Seagrass data on BIOSYS are updated as new monitoring data are made available. Monitoring for seagrass occurs June to September with records being updated after the sampling season. The extracted data is a subset of the full dataset and only includes data collected/owned by the Environment Agency. Attribution statement: © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015. All rights reserved.
Start date2007-01-01
End date2020-08-18

Responsible organisations

CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation nameEnvironment Agency National Centre for Environmental Data and Surveillance
Role of organisationPublisher
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation nameDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDocuments
Public accessNo limitations
License for useODC-ODbL


Latitude north boundary55.816
Longitude east boundary2.072
Latitude south boundary49.943
Longitude west boundary-6.236
Sea areaNortheast Atlantic Ocean (40W)

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeMacroalgae and seagrass
ParameterMacroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts

Process information

Submitting organisationJoint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough Office
Submission identifier (UUID)6ca7bb48-dacf-48f7-8066-28d78db4a183
Date of dataset creation2020-08-18
Date of metadata creation2021-10-04
Date of metadata latest revision2021-10-06
Date of publishing2021-10-11
Processing data centreJoint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough Office
Summary record-ID939