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1 North Devon Case study Data collection Becky Seeley Marine Biological Association

2 Sedimentary habitats in the North Devon Case study area Muds

3 Sands Sedimentary habitats in the North Devon Case study area

4 Gravels Keith Hiscock

5 Mixed sediments Sedimentary habitats in the North Devon Case study area

6 Keith Hiscock Mixed sediments

7 Sedimentary habitats in the North Devon Case study area

8 Sedimentary species data Warwick and Davis Outer Bristol Channel RWE EA grab sampling NE Lundy sediment surveys Andy’s Grab sampling Lundy Field Society fauna lists Marine Recorder

9 Sediment and habitats data Warwick and Davis Bristol channel sediments BIOMOR 4 (Outer Bristol Channel survey) Lundy habitat mapping surveys (Smith and Nunny 2008, Green 2012) Andy’s Grabs EA grab sampling

10 Data Confidence Groundtruthing with stakeholders Using data collected to national standards where available (e.g. Cefas, MMO, EA, NMBACQ Accredited consultancies, Statutory agencies, etc.) Quality Assurance (double checking things are where they say they are, and what they say they are, MESH confidence intervals.) Quality grading (saying how confident you are using different datasets) Stacking (comparing different datasets collected in the same area to see if they agree)

11 Additional Data – Can you help? Are we missing any important survey work? (see list on table for full data list) Better understanding of activities and uses that leave a footprint on the sedimentary habitats (especially fisheries activity). Better understanding of sediments. Better and more detailed understanding of spawning and nursery areas. Better understanding of management activities

12 Types of data we can take Anything we can attach a specific or approximate spatial location to. GIS (electronic mapping) Spreadsheets Paper records Reports Dive log records Local knowledge and descriptions (drawing on maps)

13 Mapping important areas What areas do you think are important and why?

14 With special thanks to all our partners and funders


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