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Seabed Habitats   
01 Jun 2019
Assessing the impacts of trawling on seabed habitats

Outcomes: Authors present a framework to assess the impacts of mobile fishing gear on the seabed and benthic ecosystems, the principles of which are applicable to all benthic habitats and trawl fisheries, and can be used across a wide range of spatial scales.

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: EMODnet provided EUNIS Level 3 habitat maps across European waters.


Seabed Habitats   
01 Jun 2019
Predictive mapping of seabed features within protected areas in Scottish Marine areas

Outcomes: Authors were able to predictively model the extent of protected Annex I features within Scottish Marine Protected Areas, Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protected Areas, where survey data did not exist. 

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: Data on physical variables were freely available for the areas of interest.

Nature ScotScottish Natural Heritage (Nature Scot)

When was it used: 2017


Seabed Habitats   
01 Jun 2019
Working towards reducing fisheries discards in the Mediterranean

Outcomes: Researchers were able to produce GIS maps showing the spatial overlap between high discard rate areas and seabed habitats in case study areas of the Mediterranean.  This fed into a wider project, with the overall goal of eliminating discards in European marine fisheries.

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: Data on seabed habitats were available in all study areas of the project.

Minouw ProjectMinouw Project


Seabed Habitats   
01 Mar 2020
EMODnet Seabed Habitats supports ecological modelling in Southern Italy

The National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Science (CoNISMa) conducted a study to assess the natural capital across the Gulf of Naples and the wider Campania region, areas of importance to Italy’s economy. EMODnet Seabed Habitats broad-scale habitat map for Europe (EUSeaMap 2019) supported the authors’ research by providing vital data on habitat boundaries within the broader Campania region. This resource allowed the authors to identify four main macro-habitats which could be used to quantify the value of marine natural capital stocks.


Physics   
18 Mar 2021
EMODnet Physics’ integrated wind, wave and sea level data supports Coastal Infrastructure Risks and Safety Management in South Italy [GRISIS research project]

Wind, wave and sea level data are valuable sources under the GRISIS multidisciplinary and holistic analysis of natural risks. EMODnet Physics is making available aggregated and easy to use products that can be easily machine-to-machine integrated into the innovative multi-risk technological platform for management and mitigation of multiple risks that GRISIS project is developing in order to build resilence plans and infrastructure in South Italy.


Physics   
04 Mar 2021
EMODnet-Physics a win-win cooperation with OceanOPS to improve performance monitoring for Ocean Observing Platforms, data and information systems

In close collaboration with OceanOPS, EMODnet Physics is connecting multiple data sources with the OceanOPS metadata repository thanks to the unique identification system managed by OceanOPS. This is automatically reducing the duplication issues related to multi data sources and increasing the quality of the information system developed by EMODnet Physics. At the same time, EMODnet Physics is connecting OceanOPS to networks that are not yet under its radar to continuously improve the monitoring of the Ocean Observing systems operating in the global ocean.


Bathymetry   
08 Jun 2021
SOCIB Deployment Application (Dapp) multiplatform viewer enriched with Copernicus Marine and EMODnet data layers

SOCIB Dapp is a web based client application, developed by the SOCIB Data Centre, intended to display and download deployments data either from SOCIB or third party portals such as EMODnet and Copernicus Marine. Dapp provides additional features such as: Browsing and displaying any deployments made by SOCIB, creating customized maps with several deployments and WMS map layers.


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