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  • The Regulation 37 (formally 35 and 33) Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) feature maps provide the indicative baseline extent and status (i.e. “Definite” or “Potential” feature status and / or confidence) of SAC features at the time of site designation. These are the maps that should be used to assess potential impacts of plans and projects and for casework advice. They

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  • Natural Resources Wales monitors bathing water sites identified under EC Bathing Waters Directive 2006/7/EC in Wales. Samples are taken throughout the bathing season from May to the end of September and analysed for two parameters: Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci. A classification of bathing water quality, generally based on 4 years of sample results, is produced for each bathing

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  • The Coastal Design - Extreme Sea Levels dataset (2011) has been updated through a collaborative project between the Environment Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland and Natural Resources Wales.

    The new data “ Coastal flood boundary conditions for the UK: update 2018” is owned by the Environment Agency and will be published on

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  • Under the Environment (Wales) Act (2016), Section 7 requires biodiversity lists to be produced. These lists include types of habitats which are of "Principle Importance" for the purpose of maintain and enhancing biodiversity in relation to Wales. This list supersedes the duty in Section 42 of the NERC Act 2006. In addition to this marine habitats can be protected under the OSPAR Convention, which

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  • Under the Environment (Wales) Act (2016), Section 7 requires biodiversity lists to be produced. These lists include types of species which are of "Principle Importance" for the purpose of maintain and enhancing biodiversity in relation to Wales. This list supersedes the duty in Section 42 of the NERC Act 2006. In addition to this marine species can be protected under the OSPAR Convention, which

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  • The HABMAP project was set up in response to the need for better spatial awareness of habitat distributions in the Southern Irish Sea. This work produced habitat maps of the seabed using novel predictive modelling techniques. The HABMAP Extension Project has built on the methods developed during the original project, and has repeated the modelling work using higher resolution / improved input

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    Spatial data Marine
  • This is a dataset compiled of spatially-referenced survey data obtained from different intertidal communities (biotopes) in Wales. Maps include information on biotope location, target note location, access and photographs points locations. Sites are mapped once and therefore are a 'snapshot' in time. Survey methodology is based on 'Handbook for Marine Intertidal Phase 1 Biotope Mapping Survey'.

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  • The Habitats Directive Article 17 reporting maps are a snapshot of the most up to date spatial data for features listed on the various Annexes of the Directive at the time of reporting. They represent the current known extent / location and status of features both inside and outside of SACs. Article 17 maps are reviewed and updated every 6 years as part of the Habitats Directive reporting

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  • In 2015 the Marine Nature Reserve changed designation to Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) former Marine Nature Reserves in Wales. MCZs and MNRs are a way of conserving marine habitats and wildlife and other features, of special importance, along the shore or on the seabed. Skomer, the first and only MNR in

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  • The records contain coordinate data associated with historic and expired marine licence applications in Wales. The data allows the location of applications to be mapped to assess any in combination effects with other proposals.

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    Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved.

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    Spatial data Marine
  • These records contain coordinate data associated with current marine licence applications in Wales. The location of disposal sites is also available. This data allows the locations of licence applications to be mapped to assess their impacts on designated sites and in combination effects with other proposals.

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    Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural

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    Spatial data Marine
  • NRW agreed, identified and documented which habitats and SAC features are sensitive to a range of Marine Licencing Band 1 activities. The dataset consists of 2 layers detailing information about sensitive habitats. These datasets constitute polygons derived from NRW held BAP (Section 7) / OSPAR layers, Regulation 35 SAC habitat layers and Phase 1 intertidal survey. All the habitats included in

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  • This dataset is a more detailed version of the Coastal Erosion data also available on Lle. The National Coastal Erosion Risk Management (NCERM) map shows the spatial NCERM coastal baseline. This baseline is split to ‘frontages’. These are defined as lengths of coast with consistent characteristics based on the cliff behaviour characteristics and the defence characteristics. It is

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    Spatial data Marine Flooding
  • Seascapes, like landscapes, reflect the relationship between people and place and the part it plays in forming the setting to our everyday lives. Marine Character Areas highlight the key natural, cultural and perceptual influences that make the character of each seascape distinct and unique. NRW were commissioned on behalf of Welsh Government to identify the character of Wales’ seascapes at

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    Spatial data Marine
  • Natural Resources Wales Species data held on the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway. This includes marine, terrestrial and freshwater species records for a variety of taxonomic groups. Data was collected to support core NRW functions including statutory and non-statutory reporting, condition monitoring and decision making.

    The NBN key portal is the main route for the publishing NRW

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  • The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic known as the OSPAR Convention 1998 (Oslo Convention 1972 & Paris Convention 1974), is an agreement signed by a number of European countries (including the United Kingdom) to protect the quality of the North East Atlantic. The objective of the OSPAR Convention is to take all possible steps to prevent and

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  • GIS layers showing the abundance and distribution of seabirds in welsh waters. The datasets consist of the raw data showing observations of all seabirds and derived grids showing the density of flying and sitting species on a 3km grid scale and the survey coverage. The purpose of this data capture was to collate data from ESAS and WWT Consulting databases to produce combined database of birds

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  • The datasets shows the spatial coastal baseline which is split into ‘frontages’. These are defined as lengths of coast with consistent characteristics based on the cliff behaviour characteristics and the defence characteristics. It is intended as a benchmark dataset showing erosion extents and rates for three periods:

    • Short Term (0 – 20yr);
    • Medium Term (20 – 50yr); and
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    Spatial data Marine Flooding
  • Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs) are protected and designated sites under the EC Habitats and Birds Directives. The Directives list habitat types and species that are considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level. An obligation for this is a programme of species and habitat monitoring across the site. This dataset shows the results of

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