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Title: Development of a Methodology for the Quantitative Assessment of Ireland’s Inshore Kelp Resource
Authors: Blight, A.
Foster-Smith, R.
Sotheran, I.
Egerton, J.
McAllen, R.
Savidge, G.
Keywords: Kelp
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Marine Institute
Citation: Blight, A., Foster-Smith, R., Sotheran, I., Egerton, J., McAllen, R. & Savidge, G., "Development of a Methodology for the Quantitative Assessment of Ireland’s Inshore Kelp Resource", Marine Institute 2011
Series/Report no.: Marine Research Sub-Programme (NDP 2007-2013) Series;
Abstract: The main aim of the project was to develop and demonstrate an acoustic methodology for the estimation of kelp biomass based on a low-cost commercial marine acoustic system and modification of the standard software. The approach will be of significant value to regulatory authorities for the monitoring of healthy kelp beds and their associated fauna and flora. It will also provide a scientific basis for future kelp harvesting trials, be instrumental in developing appropriate management plans for such practices and will aid in the evaluation of the recovery in harvested areas.
Description: Lead Partner: Queen’s University, Belfast. Project Partners: University College Cork and Envision Mapping Ltd.
ISSN: 2009-3195
Appears in Collections:Marine Research Sub-Programme (NDP 2007-2013) Series

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