Case Studies

The following list of case studies gives and idea of the work undertaken by MareMap partners.

Processing and interpretation of multibeam backscatter data for Scotland's seas and other parts of marine waters off the United Kingdom.

Mapping of marine sediments and features provides a crucial component in the development of habitat models for the marine environment. The aim was to produce updated sea-bed sediment maps at a resolution of 1:50000, allowing the partners to produce habitat maps for use across a range of marine management activities.

[BGS MAREMAP Work Stream] Coastal Dynamics.

The coastline is a product of the interaction between underlying geology and dynamic terrestrial and marine processes. It is also a zone of dense human activity which requires pro-active management and protection from natural and artificial changes. The Coastal Dynamics work strand of the BGS MAREMAP Project is about linking together coastal geology, dynamic natural processes and anthropogenic management.

INIS Hydro: Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland Hydrographic survey.

The INIS Hydro project was developed after the MCA identified ‘Priority Areas’, drawn from increased shipping, marine conservation zones and marine renewables.

Multiple resolution seabed mapping in the Isle of May and the outer Firth of Forth, Scotland.

The Isle of May and surrounding seabed form an important habitat for both marine mammals and seabirds. This survey focussed on the shallow-water near-shore and environments in the outer Firth of Forth, and around Isle of May. High-resolution acoustic data has been collected, and groundtruthed using a novel technique of extract seabed sediment grain size distributions from seabed photography.

Lake Bed Environments, Modern Sedimentation & The Glacial & Post-Glacial History Of Windermere, UK.

Lake Windermere is the largest freshwater lake in the English Lake District, measuring approximately 17km in length with a maximum width of 1.5km in the north.This project was developed to investigate the glacial and post-glacial history of Lake Windermere and its lakebed environments, through geomorphological and habitat mapping.