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Mapping ecosystem services provided by benthic habitats in the European North Atlantic Ocean

Outcomes:  Authors were able to map and assess the ecosystem services provided by habitats in the European North Atlantic Ocean, providing a point for further research and discussion on ecosystem services contribution of benthic habitats in Europe. 

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: EUSeaMap provided a basis of EUNIS classified benthic habitats to fill in the gaps for where seabed habitats in the study area were previously unclassified.

AZTI – Marine Research Division, AZTI-Tecnalia, Pasaia, Spain

When was it used: Paper published in 2014

What product was used: EUSeaMap 2012

How was the product used: EUSeaMap habitat maps were rasterised and mosaicked with additional ecosystems services data to classify overall service into 'Low', 'Medium' and 'High' ratings.

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