Epibiota remote monitoring from digital imagery: Interpretation guidelines.
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van Rein, H.
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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. Integrated Mapping For the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Marine Resource (INFOMAR). Characterisation of the epibiotic attributes of seabed habitats and features e.g. in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Water Framework Directive, designation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs, European and National), marine development applications and licensing. Monitoring trends in seabed habitat.....
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
CitationTurner, J.A., Hitchin, R., Verling, E. and van Rein, H. (2016) Epibiota remote monitoring from digital imagery: Interpretation guidelines. Peterborough, UK, JNCC/NMBAQCS, 42pp. DOI: 10.25607/OBP-414