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European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)

A Methodology and Tool for Mapping the Risk of Cumulative Effects on Benthic Habitats

Outcomes: Users were able to apply a demonstrator tool able to map the Risks of Cumulative Effects (RCE) of different pressures, using benthic habitats within France as an example.

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: Coverage of benthic habitats was sourced for the entire French Exclusive Economic Zone.

Who used it: French Office for Biodiversity

When was it used: 2020

What product was used: EUSeaMap 2016

How was the product used:Data on benthic habitats were synthesised, gridded and fed into an equation to calculate the Risk of Cumulative Effects.


Full report available here