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European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)

Spatial Analysis of MPA Networks in European Seas

Outcomes: The ETC/ICM found Aichi target 11 was met for all European MPAs protecting infralittoral regions, mostly met for MPAs protecting circalittoral and bathyal regions, but were completely missed for MPas protecting abyssal zones.

How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: Provided the only source of evidence for Distribution of broad habitats and biozone distribution at pan European scale.

Who used it:

ETC/ICMEuropean Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters 

When was it used: 2017

What product was used: EUSeaMap 2016

How was the product used: Using the biological zones within EUSeaMap, the ETC/ICM were able to provide the percent coverage of each European MPA against Aichi target 11. Each statistic could then be summarised by region and sub-region to give a more high-level statistic.


Full report available here