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Marine Evidence-based Sensitivity Assessment (MarESA) data extract

The MarESA data extract includes information on the sensitivity of selected marine biotopes and species to 36 pressures of relevance to the marine environment. All the terms, definitions, explanatory text, and supporting documents are provided on the MarLIN website via the URL provided.

License

The MarESA data extract provided (below) may be used under the Creative Commons (CC-BY) 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) or the Open Government Licence (OGL) v3 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3 ).  

If you use this data, you MUST acknowledge the source of the information in your product or application by including, or linking to, the following attribution:

“Contains data provided by the MarLIN programme (www.marlin.ac.uk), the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom © copyright and database right 2018”.

Furthermore, any publication (e.g. book, report, presentation, or website) that uses or refers to the data provided or a product based on the data, should include the following citation:

Tyler-Walters H., Hiscock K. (eds), Tillin, H.M., Stamp, T., Readman, J.A.J., Perry, F., Ashley, M., De-Bastos, E.S.R., D'Avack, E.A.S., Jasper, C., Gibb, N., Mainwaring, K., McQuillan, R.M., Wilson, C.M., Roche, C. Budd, G.C., Hill, J.M., Jackson, A., White, N., Rayment, W.J., Wilding, C.M., Marshall, C.E., Wilson, E., Riley, K., Neal, K.J. Sabatini, M., Durkin, O.C., Ager, O.E.D., Bilewitch, J., Carter, M., Hosie, A.M., Mieszkowska, N., Lear, D.B., 2018. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Review Database [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Available from: www.marlin.ac.uk

Disclaimer

The data extract provided is released as is. It is subject to change and it is the user’s responsibility to check the date of the data extract and obtain the most up-to-date version as required. Neither the copyright holder nor any other person involved in the MarLIN project gives any warrant or undertakings as to or accepts liability for the accuracy and currency of the information provided in, the data extract or any other purpose to which the information may be used. 

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The current version of the MarESA data extract can be downloaded below in Excel spreadsheet format. Note - by downloading this dataset you agree to comply with the terms of the license.

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Supporting information

All the terms, definitions, explanatory text, and supporting documents are provided under the 'Sensitivity' menu above. Full guidance on the MarESA approach can be found here: https://www.marlin.ac.uk/publications

Contents

Worksheet ‘Habitats-yyyy-mm-dd’: Includes sensitivity information on 355 biotopes within the Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland version 04.05 and the EUNIS habitat classification to 36 marine pressures.  This includes 350 biotopes from the marine habitats section of EUNIS (across A1 – A6) and another five biotopes from the coastal habitats section (from B3). Biotope assessments are undertaken at Levels 4-6. It does not yet include all biotopes from the ca 396 within the habitat classifications.

Worksheet ‘Species-yyyy-mm-dd’: includes sensitivity information on 16 marine species to 36 marine pressures.

Explanation of field names

Worksheet - ‘Habitats-yyyy-mm-dd’

Field name

Content

ID

Internal dataset unique ID

JNCC Code

UK Marine Habitats Classification biotope code (Connor et al., 2004; as amended JNCC, 2017). The biotope code includes 2017 updates to species names and codes.

JNCC Name

UK Marine Habitats Classification biotope name (Connor et al., 2004; as amended JNCC, 2017). The biotope name includes 2017 updates to species names and codes.

EUNIS code

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification code number.

EUNIS name

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification name.

NE code

Pressure code number used by Natural England

Pressure

Name of the pressure used in MarESA approach. Pressures are defined at https://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitats/SNCB-benchmarks

Resistance

Resistance assessment

ResistanceQoE

Assessment of the ‘quality of evidence’ used in resistance assessment

ResistanceAoE

Assessment of the ‘applicability of evidence’ used in resistance assessment

ResistanceDoE

Assessment of the ‘degree of concordance (agreement) of evidence’ used in resistance assessment

Resilience

Resilience assessment

ResilienceQoE

Assessment of the ‘quality of evidence’ used in resilience assessment

ResilienceAoE

Assessment of the ‘applicability of evidence’ used in resilience assessment

ResilienceDoE

Assessment of the ‘degree of concordance (agreement) of evidence’ used in resilience assessment

Sensitivity

Sensitivity assessment

SensitivityQoE

Assessment of the ‘quality of evidence’ in the sensitivity assessment

SensitivityAoE

Assessment of the ‘applicability of evidence’ in the sensitivity assessment

SensitivityDoE

Assessment of the ‘degree of concordance (agreement) of evidence’ in the sensitivity assessment

URL

Link to MarLIN website for information and review.

 

Worksheet - ‘Species-yyyy-mm-dd’

As above, except that, the ‘Species name’ field replaces the habitat classification fields.  Please note, species names used are consistent with the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (www.marinespecies.org).