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Seabed Habitats

Seabed Habitats   
12 Oct 2018
EMODnet supports environmental scoping for an electricity interconnector between France and UK

AQUIND Interconnector is a new subsea and underground High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric power transmission link between the South Coast of England and Normandy in France. EMODnet Seabed Habitat’s broad-scale predictive habitat map for Europe, enabled AQUIND to conduct their Environmental Impact Assemssment scoping report in order to identify the main habitat types reported in the region that intersects the proposed cable route.

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.

Seabed Habitats   
09 May 2019
Ecological coherence assessments of a Marine Protected Areas (MPA) network in the Baltic Sea

The Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), also known as the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, is an intergovernmental organisation and regional sea convention in the Baltic Sea area.  It comprises ten Contracting Parties (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the EU) forming a platform for environmental policy making at a regional level, with the goal of protecting the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through intergovernmental co-operation.

Seabed Habitats   
10 Nov 2020
EMODnet Seabed Habitats contributes to the debate on the decommissioning of offshore infrastructure

This study was published by a group of authors, including representatives from a range of universities and research organisations. The lead author is the University Technology Sydney’s fish ecology lab, which aims to provide novel research to inform on the sustainability of the oceans and their fish populations. They actively engage in public debate on a wide range of issues affecting the marine environment, and also act as a hub for student research training. Their studie

Seabed Habitats   
12 Jul 2019
EMODnet Seabed Habitat supports research on Seabird habitat loss from the development of offshore wind turbines

Wageningen Marine Research Institute is a part of the wider Wageningen University and Research centre. The marine institute conducts independent scientific research and provides contributions and advice on marine monitoring, spatial planning, sustainable marine exploitation, fisheries and nature-based solutions to climate change. They aim to work towards the more sustainable and careful management, use and protection of marine, coastal and freshwater environments.