Project Partners

Explore Your Shore Funders

Explore your shore is a project of the National Biodiversity Data Centre and is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.



Partner Surveys

  • Seasearch Ireland
  • The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
  • Purse Search Ireland
  • Coastwatch Europe
  • The Irish Basking Shark Project
  • The Big Jellyfish Hunt
  • KelpRes


Marine Biodiversity Data Sets 

To view these data sets online visit our Biodiversity Mapping Site.

Database Name Database Source
Irish Marine Turtle Database Simon Berrow & Gabriel King
Rare marine fishes taken in Irish waters from 1786 to 2008 Sea Fisheries Protection Agency
Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland Trinity College Dublin
Coastal and Marine Species Database National Biodiversity Data Centre
Marine Species in Irish Coastal Waters Seasearch Ireland
Seaweeds of Ireland The British Phycological Society
European Seabirds at Sea (ESAS) bird sightings 1980-2003 Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Seabird 2000 BirdWatch Ireland
Irish Federation of Sea Anglers Catch Data Irish Federation of Sea Anglers
Lichens of Rocky Seashores
European Seabirds and Sea (ESAS) Cetacean Sightings 1980-2003 Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) Distribution 2009-2014 Michelle Cronin
NPWS Seal Database National Parks & Wildlife Service
Rocky Shore Macroalgae Environmental Protection Agency