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Bucharest Convention

This facility provides free access to GIS data on the European Bucharest Convention. View the Bucharest Convention boundary on an interactive map of Europe. 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: International Convention marine area

Resource Identification Information

              This dataset visualises the marine area with is covered by the Barcelona, Bucharest, HELCOM and OSPAR Convention.
Bucharest Convention dataset was locally created by cutting marine area of Black Sea and Sea of Azov.
HELCOM dataset was downloaded or connect via WMS to
TitleEMODnet Human Activities: International Convention marine area
Creation date2014-04-23

Themes or categories of the resourceboundaries

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsArea management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Creation date2014-04-23

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsInternational Convention Maritime Areas
TitlePoligonal boundaries of Barcelona, Bucharest, HELCOM and OSPAR Convention maritime areas
Creation date2014-04-23

Dataset languageEnglish

Resource 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 nameCETMAR

Contact information

Point of contact -
Organization's nameHelsinki Convention
Contact information

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage statement
                    The Barcelona Convention marine area shapefile was made by cutting out the "sea area" from a coastline polygon. The edges in the Gibraltar strait and Aegean Sea areas are based on agreed boundaries as defined by the Barcelona Convention.
Bucharest dataset was locally created by cutting of the poligonal boundaries of the Balck Sea and Sea of Azov linecoasts.
The HELCOM marine area shapefile was made by cutting out the "sea area" from a coastline polygon. The edge in the kattegat area is based on agreed boundaries as defined by the HELCOM Combine monitoring programme.An additional feature, a fjord "Schlei" was added to German Baltic Sea coast 8.8.2008Three Danish fjords were added 28.11.2008 from a raster dataset "batymatry", which is product of the EU Interreg project BALANCE.
Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by Cogea.
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


Transfer options
Online resource
Online location

Online resource
Online location

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Metadata Information

Last update2016-06-20

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameCETMAR
Contact information

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_Human_Activities_Others_Managements_WGS84

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