MarLIN

information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles

MarLIN Data products

MarLIN collates information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles.  The MarESA (Marine Evidence-based Sensitivity Assessment) dataset includes information on the sensitivity of selected marine biotopes and species to 46 pressures of relevance to the marine environment. All terms, definitions, explanatory text, and supporting documents are provided on the MarLIN website. Full guidance on the MarESA approach can be found here: https://www.marlin.ac.uk/publications

The following data products can be downloaded (as CSV) using the URL provided and subsets of the data can be selected using the API provided and relevant 'GET'; statement. 

By downloading the data you agree to the relevant license (as shown), the MarLIN Terms and Conditions governing its use, and to cite the dataset in any subsequent use.

Species

Note – species systematic names are consistent with WoRMS and relevant AphiaID and NBN key are provided where relevant

Habitats (biotopes)

Search tools

Note – Biotope names and codes are consistent with the UK Habitat Classification (JNCC, 2015) and EUNIS (2008).

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Periodic data extracts

Periodic data extracts of the MarESA dataset including the sensitivity of species and habitats to pressures are provided below (in CSV) format (under the CC-BY/OGL license).

Release date Download (*.zip)
2020-11-13 MarESA Data Extract 2020-11-13
2020-04-24 MarESA Data Extract 2020-04-24
2019-07-31 MarESA Data Extract 2019-07-31
2018-11-28 MarESA Data Extract 2018-11-28

Data extract contents

Worksheet ‘Habitats-yyyy-mm-dd’: Includes sensitivity information on 388 biotopes within the Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland version 04.05 and the EUNIS habitat classification to 36 marine pressures. Biotope assessments are undertaken at Levels 4-6. 

Worksheet ‘Species-yyyy-mm-dd’: includes sensitivity information on 19 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).

Disclaimer

MarLIN information and data products are released ‘as is’. They are subject to change and it is the user’s responsibility to check the date of the data product or information 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, the data product, or any other purpose to which the information may be used.