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Achieving zero-waste from marine traffic

Achieving zero-waste from marine traffic

Marine litter is widely recognised as a significant threat to the marine environment and ports have a vital role in reducing it. The discharges of ship-generated waste and cargo residues into the sea that contributed to the estimated 20% and 40%, respectively, of the total amount of the marine debris originated from sea-based sources. Wastes generated on ships include sewage, domestic and operational wastes (garbage) and cargo residues generated during the service of a ship. When … Read entire article »

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Liquid vs. dry bulk goods – which one prevails?

Liquid vs. dry bulk goods – which one prevails?

Dear reader, as of July 2018 on the EMODnet Human Activities portal you can see the most recent datasets for maritime traffic of vessels, goods, and passengers! These data are available from 2001 onwards for most of the EU maritime Member States. Obviously, maritime transport statistics are not transmitted by the landlocked countries with no maritime traffic such as Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Hungary, Austria or Slovakia. A newly updated dataset on traffic of goods reveals that, annually … Read entire article »

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Looking at EU maritime freight transport countries and ports

Looking at EU maritime freight transport countries and ports

Here at EMODnet Human Activities, we have just updated our ports traffic data. We thought it was a good time to take a look at recent statistics concerning EU maritime freight transport. The Netherlands, which overtook the United Kingdom in 2010 as the largest EU maritime freight transport country, has reported the largest volumes of seaborne freight handling in Europe every year since then. According to Eurostat, the volume of seaborne goods handled in Dutch ports (594 million … Read entire article »

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New monthly fish sales dataset

New monthly fish sales dataset

New monthly fish sales data has been released on EMODnet Human Activities. The GIS dataset originates from the data on monthly first sales of fish made available by the European Market for Fisheries and Aquaculture products (EUMOFA). The monthly fish sales data has been matched to fish ports (made available in DG MARE’s Master Data Register). Fish species have then been grouped into EUMOFA’s aggregations such as Commodity Groups (CG) and Main Commercial Species (MCS). For each fish species, the … Read entire article »

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Important Updates

Important Updates

There are important updates for the Human Activities portal. First of all, we have now implemented the ‘Search data’ page, i.e. a data catalogue through which it’ll be possible to search and download available data and metadata. The implementation of the data catalogue is an important step for our project. Besides viewing data on our interactive map, users are now allowed to download it and process it for any commercial and non-commercial purposes. With the data … 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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