National Rivers Authority Essex Coastal Surveys
Former National Rivers Authority (NRA) paper records for coastal surveys of Essex, held by the Environment Agency and digitised by Essex Wildlife Trust on their behalf using funding from Natural England. Data consists of botanical records for key target species identified by the NRA.
Paper copies of these surveys are held by the Environment Agency, scanned copies of the site descriptions, sketch maps, photos and other information accompanying this data are held digitally by Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre.
The full coastal dataset covers the majority of the Essex coast, the main exceptions being areas of land owned by the MoD. The digitised data available in this dataset covers the Blackwater and Colne estuaries only.
All records in this dataset are digitised to 6 figure OS grid references which are linked to coded coastal sections designated by the National Rivers Authority. Users should refer to the digitised maps held by Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre to see the full extent of each section and therefore the area in which the data was recorded.
The original data was collected to provide summary information on the Essex coast for use by the National Rivers Authority.
This dataset was subsequently digitised for use by the Environment Agency, and to complement more recent coastal walkover surveys completed by Essex Wildlife Trust. for more details of recent coastal and riverine surveys in Essex please see www.essexrivershub.org.uk
This dataset has been fully validated by Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre, and has been checked using NBN Record Cleaner prior to upload. The data has not been independently verified, please check the verification status of each record for details. Some records in this dataset require confirmation, therefore data should be checked against the original and the verification status noted before use.
Data was collected during field visits to the Essex coast, and are supplemented by sketch maps of each section, photos and detailed botanical record cards in some instances, and a summary report detailing any other species or field signs recorded.
Data was digitised and validated by Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre on behalf of the Environment Agency, using funding from Natural England in early 2015.
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Metadata last updated on 2018-02-27 12:36:02.0