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Aggregate Extraction

This facility provides free access to GIS data on aggregate extraction in European seas. View the aggregate extraction data on an interactive map of Europe and search aggregate extraction 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: Aggregate Extraction


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              The geodatabase on aggregate extractions in the EU was created in 2014 by AZTI-Tecnalia for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). It is the result of the aggregation and harmonization of datasets provided by several sources from all across the EU. It is available for viewing and download on EMODnet - Human Activities web portal (www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu). The database contains points representing aggregate extraction sites, by year (although some data are indicated by a period of years), in the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.  Where available, each point has the following attributes: Id (Identifier), Position Info (e.g.: Estimated, Original, Polygon centroid of dredging area, Estimated polygon centroid of dredging area), Country, Sea basin, Name of the extraction area, Area of activity (km2), Year (the year when the extraction took place), Permitted Amount (m3) (permitted amount of material to be extracted, in m3), Permitted Amount (t) (permitted amount of material to be extracted, in tonnes), Requested Amount (m3) (requested amount of material to be extracted, in m3), Requested Amount (t) (requested amount of material to be extracted, in tonnes), Extracted Amount (m3) (extracted amount of material, in m3), Extracted Amount (t) (extracted amount of material, in tonnes), Extraction Type (Marine sediment extraction), Purpose (e.g.: Commercial, Others, N/A), End Use (e.g.: Beach nourishment, Construction, Reclamation fill, N/A), Material type (e.g.: sand, gravel, maerl), Notes, Link to Web Sources.
            
Citation
TitleEMODnet Human Activities: Aggregate Extraction

Publication date2016-05-02
Revision date2017-06-20
Creation date2014-06-17

Themes or categories of the resourceutilitiesCommunication

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsMineral resources
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Publication date2008-06-01

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
                    
Point of contact - author
Organization's nameAZTI-Tecnalia
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressosolaun@azti.es

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMinistry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Nature Agency
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresshar@nst.dk

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameUK - The Crown Estate
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresskevin.o.shea@rhdhv.com

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameItaly - Regione Lazio, Direzione ambiente, Centro di Monitoraggio GIZC / ISPRA
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressmariaconcetta.giunta@isprambiente.it

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameBelgium - MUMM-Managenet Unit of the Norht Sea Mathematical Models, The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressS.Scory@mumm.ac.be

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameSpain - Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (MAGRAMA), División para la Protección del Mar
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressAPPuyol@magrama.es

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameFrance - IFREMER
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressLaure.Simplet@ifremer.fr

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameICES WGEXT
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressMaria.Lifentseva@ices.dk

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameHELCOM (Dredging sites)
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressminna.pyhala@helcom.fi

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    Data were retrived from different sources. Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by AZTI-Tecnalia. 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. When the extraction site was not georrefered in the original dataset, coordinates were estimated based on the available information (e.g., the name of the area). 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 quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
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
TitleCorrigendum to INSPIRE Metadata Regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union, L 328, page 83
Publication date2009-12-15

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

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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 update2017-06-20

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameAZTI-Tecnalia
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressimenchaca@azti.es
e-mail addressosolaun@azti.es

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_Aggregates_20170620

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