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  • Subtidal Habitat Mapping from multibeam data. Maritime and Coastguard Agency survey (various contractors), no groundtruthing.

  • A Natural England commissioned verification survey of intertidal sediment within the Torbay rMCZ. Phase I Biotope mapping was carried out across the rMCZ for broad scale habitats. Phase II Infaunal sampling was carried out to provide information on the benthic infaunal assemblages and particle size distribution of the study sites by means of core sampling. Sediment surface scrapes were obtained for heavy metals and organic contaminants analysis. The data was used to produce a EUNIS Level 3 boradscale habitat map of the Torbay rMCZ.

  • Subtidal Habitat Mapping from multibeam data. Maritime and Coastguard Agency survey (various contractors), no groundtruthing.

  • Subtidal Habitat Mapping from multibeam data. Maritime and Coastguard Agency survey (various contractors), no groundtruthing.

  • A Natural England commissioned verification survey. Littoral biotope survey and condition assessment of the Lynher Estuary SSSI. The purpose of the study was to establish a physical and biological baseline dataset to facilitate an assessment of favourable condition status of littoral sediment habitats of the SSSI site, as well as identifying species and biotopes that are representative and/or notable within the Lynher Estuary, in particular the distribution and extent of saltmarsh. The study comprised of Phase I and Phase II surveys. Phase I comprised of groundtruthing aerial photography to establish the distribution and extent of intertidal biotopes, interest features and species. Followed by Phase II; detailed descriptions of biotopes present , flora and fauna species list and abundance, as well as sediment characteristics by means of box-core sampling. The data was used to produce a detailed biotope map of the Lynher Estuary.

  • A Natural England commissoined verification survey of intertidal sediments within the Skerries Bank and Surrounds rMCZ. Phase I Biotope mapping was carried out across the rMCZ for broad scale habitats. Phase II Infaunal sampling was carried out to provide information on the benthic infaunal assemblages and particle size distribution of the study sites by means of core sampling. Sediment surface scrapes were obtained for heavy metals and organic contaminants analysis. The data was used to produce a EUNIS Level 3 boradscale habitat map of the Skerries Bank and Surrounds rMCZ.

  • A Natural England commissioned verification survey of intertidal rocky reef within the Torbay rMCZ. Phase I Biotope mapping was carried out across the rMCZ for broad scale habitats. Phase II survey comprised of a quantitative quadrat survey to provide information on the benthic infaunal assemblages, with percentage cover of species present within each quadrat being recorded. The data was used to produce a EUNIS Level 3 boradscale habitat map of the Torbay rMCZ.

  • Mapping survey of Zostera marina beds in the Salcombe-Kingsbridge Estuary

  • The survey of the marine environment of Falmouth Bay and the lower Fal Ruan Estuary was undertaken as part of the BioMar Project which is funded by the European Community through the LIFE Programme. In July 1994 a baseline survey was done to map the distribution of dead and living maerl. The survey was done using a RoxAnn acoustic system supported by direct observation of the seabed using a drop-down video camera and sediment samples collected by grab. Maps of bathymetry and predicted distribution of biotopes were prepared using GIS.