ATLAS work on Good Environmental Status across 9 study areas in the northeast Atlantic


This data is showing the outcomes of the analysis done by ATLAS researchers on the environmental status of nine deep-sea areas in the northeast Atlantic. These results are part of the ATLAS work facilitating the implementation of the European Commission's Marine Strategy Framework Directive in the deep waters of the North Atlantic. The nine study areas that were examined are: 1) LoVe Ocean Observatory, 2) Faroe-Shetland Channel, 3) Reykjanes Ridge, 4) Rockall Bank, 5) Mingulay Reef Complex, 6) Porcupine Seabight, 7) Bay of Biscay, 8) Azores, 9) Gulf of Cádiz. The analyses were carried out using the Nested Environmental status Assessment Tool (NEAT). The environmental status outcomes are shown for the total study area, the designated spatial assessment units (SAUs), the ecosystem components ("Benthic invertebrates", "Fish", "Benthos") and the habitats ("Aggregations of L. pertusa & M. oculata on soft sediments", "Aggregations of sea pens & alcyonaceans on soft sediments", "Aggregations of L. pertusa & M. oculata on hard substrates", "Aggregations of Antipatharians and alcyonaceans on hard substrates", "Benthic", "Rocky", "Sedimentary").

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Creator Kazanidis, Georgios; Orejas, Covadonga; Borja, Angel; Kenchington, Ellen L; Henry, Lea-Anne; Callery, Oisín; Carreiro-Silva, Marina; Egilsdottir, Hronn; Giacomello, Eva; Grehan, Anthony J; Menot, Lenaick; Morato, Telmo; Ragnarsson, Stefan Aki; Rueda, José Luis; Stirling, David; Stratmann, Tanja; van Oevelen, Dick; Palialexis, Andreas; Johnson, David; Roberts, J Murray
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2020
Funding Reference Horizon 2020, 678760
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
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Discipline Earth System Research