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Assessing ecosystem services richness and exposure to anthropogenic threats in Lithuania

Outcomes:  Users were able to apply a marine ecosystem services model to the Lithuanian sea to identify areas where anthropogenic impacts most greatly affected valuable fish provisioning areas and cultural coastal regions. Authors stated the information was particularly useful for regional authorities to apply an ecosystem-based management approach to marine spatial planning. 

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: EMODnet provided best available and free substrate data for the Lithuanian portion of the Baltic Sea.

UoEUniversity of Exeter, United Kingdom

CNRNational Research Council of Italy

When was it used: 2020 

What product was used: EUSeaMap 2016: Broad-Scale Habitat Map of the Lithuanian Sea

How was the product used: An index of nutrient recycling potential was derived from the different substrate types reported in EUSeaMap.

                                                                                            Abstract available here