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Investigating the effectiveness of MPA boundaires for low-resillience habitats

01 Jun 2019

Outcomes: Authors identified that boundaries of successful no-take MPAs may still be zones of high stress for habitat forming species such as maerl. Additionally, authors suggested that MPA designations should re-consider boundaries in areas with low-resilience, key-forming habitat species.

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: EUSeaMap was the only available source of detailed information on habitat composition and distribution in the North-West Mediterranean

Who used it:

Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia (IEO) – The Spanish Institute of Oceanography

When was it used: 2017

What product was used: EUSeaMap 2016

How was the product used: Broad-scale predictive habitat maps were used to direct the sampling of the study.


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