Evans, B.R.; Spencer, T.; Möller, I.

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) global positioning system (GPS) locations of survey quadrats in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

The dataset details global positioning system (GPS) locations recorded for survey quadrats at six UK saltmarsh sites. Three of the sites were in Morecambe Bay, North West England and three of the sites were in Essex, South East England, each of these sites consisted of a salt marsh area and adjacent mudflat area. Each site comprised 22 quadrats on the unvegetated mudflat and 22 quadrats on the salt marsh. The locations indicated by this dataset correspond to the south-east corner of the quadrats which were 1m square and oriented with their sides aligned North-South and East-West.

This data was collected as part of Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS): NE/J015644/1. The project was funded with support from the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme. BESS is a six-year programme (2011-2017) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the UK's Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.

Publication date: 2016-02-29

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Evans, B.R.; Spencer, T.; Möller, I. (2016). Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) global positioning system (GPS) locations of survey quadrats in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats . NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e07386ba-f7a8-490d-99f7-1ce1ae14e95d

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2013-08-31

Provenance & quality

GPS locations and elevations were recorded using a Leica GS08 GNSS system with n-board 3D coordinate quality check of 50mm (above which points were rejected). Surveys were conducted within two weeks prior to, or during, the main CBESS sampling campaigns in Winter and Summer of 2013. Data were recorded in OSGB1936(2), Northings, Eastings and elevation relative to Ordnance Datum Newlyn. No subsequent processing has been undertaken.

Correspondence/contact details

Professor Tom Spencer
University of Cambridge
Cambridge Coastal Research Unit, Department of Geography, Downing Place
Cambridge
CB2 3EN
ts111@cam.ac.uk

Authors

Evans, B.R.
University of Cambridge
Spencer, T.
University of Cambridge
Möller, I.
University of Cambridge

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Location
Keywords
BESS,  CBESS,  dGPS,  Essex geolocation,  geopositioning,  GNSS,  GPS,  Morecambe Bay mudflat,  quadrat,  salt marsh,  Surface elevation,  United Kingdom
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes