Epibiota Remote Monitoring from Digital Imagery: Operational Guidelines.
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There is increasing recognition that the effective acquisition and interpretation of underwater video and still image data for biodiversity is growing in importance. Numerous organisations (e.g. Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies (SNCBs), Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities (IFCAs), environmental consultancy agencies, industry and academic institutes) are now engaged in this work for a variety of different purposes, including: Marine habitat mapping of physical seabed habitats and features in support of a variety of national and international initiatives, e.g. the Marine Environmental Mapping Programme (MAREMAP), Integrated Mapping For the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Marine Resource (INFOMAR) and Mapping European Seabed Habitats (MESH). Characterisation of epifaunal attributes of seabed habitats and features e.g. in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Water Framework Directive, designation of Marine Protected Areas (European and Nationa.....
PublisherJoint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)/ NMBAQCS
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Benthic invertebrate abundance and distribution
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationHitchin, R., Turner, J.A. and Verling, E. (2015) Epibiota remote monitoring from digital imagery: Operational guidelines. Peterborough, UK, JNCC/NMBAQCS, 24pp. DOI: 10.25607/OBP-413