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Assessment of Romanian circalittoral soft bottom benthic habitats

12 Jan 2020

Outcomes: Authors calculated that 70% of Dipolydora habitat and 50% of Melinna habitat was in good ecological status under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The assessment provided the baseline for future assessments and could provide ecological information for future maritime spatial plans.

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: The survey conducted for this study relied on the availability of habitat and substrate information, which EUSeaMap was able to detail. 

GeoEcoMarNational Institute for Research and Development on Marine Geology and Geo-ecology

Institutul De Biologie -Institute of Biology Bucharest

When was it used: 2020 

What product was used: EUSeaMap 2016

How was the product used: The availability of substrate and habitat data allowed authors to survey soft-bottomed communities within the circalittoral zone and conduct an ecological status assessment on the area.

Abstract available here