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  • The study ?Trialing of AGDS and video sledge monitoring techniques in Loch Maddy? is part of a larger project ?Loch Maddy monitoring trials? which itself contributes to Task 2.1 of the UK marine SACs LIFE project. This aims to establish an appropriate programme of surveillance and monitoring for the Special Areas for Conservation (SAC) and to trial monitoring methodologies and protocols for the features of a site. The Loch Maddy project will assist in the development of best practise for future monitoring and reporting programmes for other marine SACs in the UK and Europe. The first phase (1998-9) concentrates on testing variability within methodologies and the determination of the minimum intensity of sampling necessary to provide adequate data for monitoring. The second phase (1999-2000) will concentrate on repeatability However, the major part of the 1998-9 study, which concentrates on the use of acoustic ground discrimination systems (AGDS) for biotope mapping, will make use of previous mapping studies undertaken in 1996 and will provide valuable guidance for future studies on repeatability of mapping.

  • This dataset is a predicted lifeform distribution map for the outer, central and inner areas of Loch Maddy

  • The study ?Trialing of AGDS and video sledge monitoring techniques in Loch Maddy? is part of a larger project ?Loch Maddy monitoring trials? which itself contributes to Task 2.1 of the UK marine SACs LIFE project. This aims to establish an appropriate programme of surveillance and monitoring for the Special Areas for Conservation (SAC) and to trial monitoring methodologies and protocols for the features of a site. The Loch Maddy project will assist in the development of best practise for future monitoring and reporting programmes for other marine SACs in the UK and Europe. The first phase (1998-9) concentrates on testing variability within methodologies and the determination of the minimum intensity of sampling necessary to provide adequate data for monitoring. The second phase (1999-2000) will concentrate on repeatability However, the major part of the 1998-9 study, which concentrates on the use of acoustic ground discrimination systems (AGDS) for biotope mapping, will make use of previous mapping studies undertaken in 1996 and will provide valuable guidance for future studies on repeatability of mapping.

  • In 1993, the MNCR initiated a survey of lagoons in Scotland. Seventy-two lagoons in the Outer Hebrides were studied as part of this programme. The studies included field surveys of the shores (if tidal) and subtidal zone of each lagoon to describe the biotopes. Comparable data from other organisations have been added and the data analysed to classify the biotopes present. The information available for MNCR Sector 14 is presented as 72 area summaries.

  • This dataset is a predicted lifeform distribution map for part of the inner area of Loch Maddy