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Active Licenses

This facility provides free access to GIS data on European hydrocarbon extraction licenses. View the hydrocarbon extraction license data on an interactive map of Europe and search license sites and locations. Alternatively, download Esri compatible GIS files (Geodatabase or Shapefile). Datasets are also available via OGC compliant web feature service (WFS) or web map services (WMS). The metadata featured here can be downloaded as XML.

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Metadata format: ISO 19139

EMODnet Human Activities, Hydrocarbn Extraction: Active Licences


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              The geodatabase on offshore hydrocarbon licences in the EU was created in 2015 by Cogea for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). It is the result of the aggregation and harmonization of datasets provided by several EU and non-EU sources. It is updated every year, and is available for viewing and download on EMODnet - Human Activities web portal (www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu). The database contains polygons representing active offshore hydrocarbon licences in the following countries: Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and UK. Where available each polygon has the following attributes: country, code, name, type (exploration, exploitation), licensing round (it includes also pending applications in France and Spain), area (square km), area info (it indicates if the area value is original from the source or has been calculated), starting year, ending year, operator.
            
Citation
TitleEMODnet Human Activities, Hydrocarbn Extraction: Active Licences
Publication date2014-06-30
Revision date2016-07-13
Creation date2014-06-24

Themes or categories of the resourceplanningCadastre, utilitiesCommunication

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsEnergy resources, Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2012-07-20

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordsenergy
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Themes, version 2.4
Publication date2010-01-13

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordshydrocarbon, oil exploration, oil extraction, offshore drilling, oil production (chain), non-renewable energy resource, natural gas extraction, natural gas exploration
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Concepts, version 3.1
Revision date2012-07-20

Dataset languageEnglish

Resource constraints
Constraints
Limitations of use
                      Re-use of content for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the sources (both EMODnet - Human Activities, and primary sources) are acknowledged. EMODnet - Human Activities accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the re-use of content accessible on its website.
                    
Resource constraints
Legal constraints
Access constraintsotherRestrictions
Other constraints
                      no limitation
                    
Spatial resolution
Dataset's scale
Scale denominator100000

Point of contact - author
Organization's nameCogea srl
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresslfalco@cogea.it
e-mail addressapititto@cogea.it

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameSpain - Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda - Hydrocarbons Department
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressjlcabo@minetad.es
e-mail addressmhenche@minetad.es

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMalta - Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure - Continental Shelf Department
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresscharles.a.galea@gov.mt

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameFrance - Ministère de la transition écologique et solidaire - Direction générale de l’énergie et du climat (DGEC)
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressArmelle.Chamaillard@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
e-mail addressmuriel.thibaut@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

Point of contact -
Organization's nameIreland - Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresspadadmin@dcenr.ie

Point of contact -
Organization's nameUK - Department of Energy & Climate Change
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressjohn.seabourn@decc.gsi.gov.uk
e-mail addressPhil.Harrison@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameCroatia - Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresstatjana.durn@azu.hr
e-mail addressivana.butorac@azu.hr
e-mail addressbarbara.doric@azu.hr

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's namePoland - Polish Geological Institute
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresswpac@pgi.gov.pl

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameNorway - Oljedirektoratet
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressFactWeb@npd.no

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameNetherlands - Rijkswaterstaat Noordzee and TNO
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressrico.tonis@tno.nl

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameDenmark - Energistyrelsen
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressrk@ens.dk
e-mail addressyde@ens.dk

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameItaly - Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico - Direzione Generale per le risorse Minerarie ed Energetiche
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressnicola.santocchi@mise.gov.it

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's namePortugal - ENMC - Entidade Nacional para o Mercado de Combustíveis
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressjosemiguel.martins@dgeg.pt
e-mail addressbruno.duarte@enmc.pt
e-mail addressjmm@enmc.pt

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameGermany - Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressHans-Juergen.Brauner@lbeg.niedersachsen.de

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    Data were retrived from 13 different sources. Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by Cogea. The harmonisation process consisted of identifying a set of attributes common to all the different datasets, thus creating a single data model. To do so, it was necessary to define a homogenous set of variables for each attribute. Therefore, raw data attributes may use a different terminology, although the information contained remains basically the same. For further information on validation and quality assurance, it is suggested that primary data sources are contacted. Generally speaking data are to be considered very reliable, because they come from national sources officially in charge for their collection. Data on licenses in Poland were digitized from an hard copy map. In Spain, Gaviota is a storage licence (almacenamiento) that was harmonized to exploitation. When areas had to be calculated we used as much as possible the original projected coordinate system of the raw data or the UTM-WGS84 zone that the national data falls in.
                  
Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passedtrue
Result explanationSee the referenced specification
Product specification
TitleCOMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1205/2008 of 3 December 2008 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards metadata
Publication date2008-12-04

Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification
Product specification
TitleCommission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
Publication date2010-12-08

Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passedtrue
Result explanationSee the referenced specification
Product specification
TitleCorrigendum to INSPIRE Metadata Regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union, L 328, page 83
Publication date2009-12-15

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Distribution Information

Format
Nameunknown
Versionunknown

Transfer options
Online resource
Online locationhttp://www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu

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Metadata Information

Last update2017-12-15

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameCogea srl
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressapititto@cogea.it

Scope of the data described by the metadatadataset

Metadata languageEnglish
Metadata character setMD_CharacterSetCode_utf8

Name of the metadata standard usedISO19115
Version of the metadata standard2003/Cor.1:2006

Metadata identifierEmodnet_HA_Active_Licences_20160713

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