Historic Marine Protected Areas

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Title
Historic Marine Protected Areas
Date ( Creation )
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
HESHMPA

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Abstract
Historic Marine Protected Areas ‘Historic MPAs’ are designated under Section 67 of the Marine Scotland Act 2010 to protect marine historic assets (e.g historic shipwrecks) of national importance within Scottish territorial waters. The Scottish Government is committed to clean, healthy, safe, productive, biologically diverse marine and coastal environments, managed to meet the long-term needs of people and nature. This includes protecting and, where appropriate, enhancing our most important historic wrecks and other marine heritage sites in such a way that they can be valued and understood. One way Scottish Ministers can achieve this is by designating nationally important marine historic assets in Scottish territorial waters as Historic Marine Protected Areas under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. The data shows the boundaries of all Historic Marine Protected Areas in Scotland. You should refer to the Historic Marine Protected Area site documentation for exact locations of individual boundary points and supplementary information.

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom

Distributor

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom
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General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
  • Marine Conservation AreaArchaeologyProtected Area
GEMET- INSPIRE Themes
  • Protected Sites
IPSV-Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary
  • Marine EnvironmentMarine Archaeology
Keywords
  • marine protected areasdesignation
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Protected sites
Use limitation

This data is indicative only and the user should refer to the Historic Marine Protected Area site documentation for exact locations of individual boundary points and supplementary information. This data is licensed under the UK Open Government Licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/ .

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Other constraints
If this data is reproduced it must be attributed with the following: Contains Historic Environment Scotland and Ordnance Survey data © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No. SC045925 © Crown copyright and database right [year]
Distance
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Distance
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Topic category
  • Boundaries
  • Environment
  • Oceans
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2013-03-18
Supplemental Information
Historic Environment Scotland is a Non Departmental Public Body responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's built heritage and promoting its understanding and enjoyment. Its responsibilities for heritage include the designation of Historic Marine Protected Areas
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • ESRI Shapefile ( 1.0 )

  • WMS ( 1.3.0 )

  • WFS ( 2.0.0 )

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Conformance result

Title
INSPIRE Data Specification on Protected Sites - Guidelines v 3.1.0
Date ( Publication )
Explanation
This dataset is not in a conformed format (such as GML). However, it conforms to projection and metadata. Vertical data in metadata is currently from Chart Datum. The temporal extent of the data is not ended as this is a live dataset, which may change in the future. The version date of the data can be found under Temporal Extent.
Pass
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Statement
These positions were obtained by surveys from various sources including: amateur divers and archaeologists who discovered the wrecks and marine archaeological surveys commissioned by the UK and Historic Scotland following transfer of responsibilities to them around 1991. Government commissioned surveys were carried out from 1986-2003 by the Archaeological Diving Unit (University of St Andrews) and from 2003 to 2013 by Wessex Archaeology. A variety of position-fixing equipment will have been used to generate the positions, most recently differential GPS equipment. Reports of this work have been archived with RCAHMS (www.rcahms.gov.uk). The user should refer to the Historic Marine Protected Area site documentation for exact locations of individual boundary points and supplementary information.

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File identifier
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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom