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Marine aggregate extraction data to support new 2018 MSFD reporting phase

Marine aggregate extraction data to support new 2018 MSFD reporting phase

A better understanding of the relationships between human pressures and ecosystems is one of the main challenges for marine waters quality assessment. Realising this is dependent upon the availability of reliable, complete, harmonized and, ideally, free data on marine and maritime human activities. These data are essential for effectively managing our seas and oceans in a way that achieves good environmental status as defined in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Most of the human … Read entire article »

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What dredging data is available on EMODnet?

What dredging data is available on EMODnet?

The dredging activities data was recently updated on the EMODnet Human Activities portal, but what data is made available and how does the activity differ from marine aggregate extraction? Dredging can be defined as the operation of removing material from the bottom of the water environment and relocating it in another place. Although dredging is carried out for many different purposes, its main objectives are usually: to maintain the required nautical and/or hydrological depths of water to assure navigation in … Read entire article »

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Update on aggregate extraction data

Update on aggregate extraction data

EMODnet (European Marine Observation and Data Network) is currently in its third development phase, with the target to be fully deployed by 2020. The general objective of this phase is to further develop the service where geo-referenced marine data is made interoperable and freely available. In this new phase, based on the experience gained in the past three years developing the EMODnet Human Activities portal and the corresponding data products, the Human Activities Team will focus on filling … Read entire article »

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The challenges of obtaining information on extraction activities

The challenges of obtaining information on extraction activities

The DPSIR (Drivers – Pressures – States – Impacts – Responses) approach permits to describe the relationship between the human activities and the environment. Overall, this approach provides a mechanism for analysing environmental problems with regards to sustainable development. It has been a key issue for the development of legislation focused on the protection of the environment such as the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Therefore, it is of capital importance to obtain good quality … Read entire article »

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New Datasets

New Datasets

Two new datasets are now available on our map: “Aggregate Extraction” and “Dredging”. Data collection for these activities is still ongoing, so more countries will be covered in the next few months. … Read entire article »

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