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The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The Arctic Ocean is the biggest marginal sea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean, with which it is connected via the narrow Greenland Sea between Greenland and Spitzbergen. Approximately 80% of the inflowing and outflowing water is exchanged via this deep-sea connection. A small portion of the Arctic water also flows southwards via the Labrador Current west of Greenland. The connection to the Pacific Ocean via the narrow and shallow Bering Strait contributes less than 20% to … Read entire article »

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How Many Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Are There in EU Waters?

How Many Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Are There in EU Waters?

At first, the question wouldn’t seem too complicated. You could just Google it and get your answer, right? Well, there may be more to it that meets the eye. As a result of uncoordinated data collection, no one knows exactly how many installations are in our seas. Oil and gas companies, individually, know how many platforms they operate, but they do not necessarily collect data on their competitors’ installations. By the same token, Member States know … Read entire article »

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New: Offshore Installations and Bathing Waters

New: Offshore Installations and Bathing Waters

In addition to the recent release of ‘Finfish’ and ‘Hydrocarbon Extraction – Active Licenses’ data, EMODnet Human Activities has grown to include two more new datasets: ‘Offshore Installations’ and ‘Status of Bathing Waters’.   The status of bathing waters is based on the dataset “Bathing Water Directive – Status of bathing water” provided by The European Topic Centre on Water and made available by the European Environment Agency. The data set presents the latest information as reported … Read entire article »

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New Datasets and Map Tools

New Datasets and Map Tools

EMODnet Human Activities now includes two new datasets: ‘Finfish’ and ‘Hydrocarbon Extraction – Active Licenses’. New map tools have also been released.   The finfish dataset provides information about the location of seawater finfish farms, including company, species and distance to shore. Data is provided for Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Finland, Spain and the UK. There are no sea-based finfish farms in Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland. There is a significant production in Italy … Read entire article »

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The Data Starts to Flow

The Data Starts to Flow

More and more data has started flowing through to the Human Activities portal. We’ve just made available three new datasets: Waste disposal: for the moment only containing dredge spoil dumping points, but more data is in the pipeline Other forms of area management / designation: with Regional Advisory Council, International Conventions, and Maritime Boundaries. Wind farms: the Baltic Sea, Bay of Biscay and Macaronesia are already available. Other sea regions will follow In addition we also updated our dataset … Read entire article »

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New Hydrocarbon Extraction Data

Thanks to the Poland Geological Institute, offshore oil and gas wells have been added to the “Hydrocarbon extraction” layer. More countries are being covered, so keep visiting us in the next few weeks. … Read entire article »

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