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Nationally Designated Areas

This facility provides free access to GIS data on European Nationally Designated Areas. View the Nationally Designated Areas 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: Protected Areas


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              The dataset on marine and coastal protected areas in the EU was created in 2014 by Cogea for the European Marine Observation and Data Network. The dataset is entirely based on the European Environmental Agency's (EEA) datasets "Natura 2000" and "Nationally designated areas (CDDA)". Natura 2000 is an ecological network composed of sites designated under the Birds Directive (Special Protection Areas, SPAs) and the Habitats Directive (Sites of Community Importance, SCIs, and Special Areas of Conservation, SACs). The Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) is more commonly known as Nationally designated areas. The inventory began in 1995 under the CORINE programme of the European Commission. It is now one of the agreed Eionet priority data flows maintained by EEA with support from the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity. It is a result of an annual data flow through Eionet countries. The EEA publishes the dataset and makes it available to the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA). The CDDA data can also be queried online in the European Nature Information System (EUNIS). Both EEA's datasets have been filtered by Cogea to show only maritime areas and sites (i.e. areas entirely at sea), and coastal areas and sites(internal areas that intersect and/or are tangent, using 1 km buffer, to the marine regions and subregions geographic boundaries shapefile, available at https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/msfd-regions-and-subregions). The CDDA dataset cover the whole EU in the case of Natura 2000 data. In the case of CDDA, geographical coverage of GIS vector boundary data is: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. For further information please visit EEA's website. Compared with the previous version, this version of includes: update to 'CDDA v14' and 'Natura 2000 End 2016', both published by the EEA in 2017; new fields have been added to CDDA, reporting the lowest possible level code of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS1, NUTS2 or NUTS3) in which the geographical entity is located, the percentage of the total area of marine ecosystems in the site, the major ecosystem type, additional notes about sites; new fields have beed added to Natura 2000 with area of site (ha), and the percentage of the site considered marine.
            
Citation
TitleEMODnet Human Activities: Protected Areas

Publication date2015-10-05
Revision date2016-04-13
Creation date2015-08-31

Themes or categories of the resourceenvironment

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsArea management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units, Land cover, Protected sites, Habitats and biotopes
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2012-07-20

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordsprotected area, natural area, natural areas protection
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.  As regards Natura 2000, There are specific terms and conditions relating to the use of downloaded boundary data within the United Kingdom. If you intend to use the UK data you must first agree to the end user licence http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-5232. This data is provided for general information purposes only. Only the data possessed by the competent authorities of the Member States is authentic. Therefore, no rights or legal claims can be derived from the data displayed on this site. As regards nationally designated areas, when re-using the data, copyright is to be mentioned specifically for Estonia and for Finland: "Estonian Environmental Register 01.01.2016"; "©Finnish Environment Institute, 2016". EEA does not have permission to distribute some or all sites reported by Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Romania and Turkey.
                    
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 nameEuropean Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD)
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressetc.biodiversity@mnhn.fr

Point of contact - owner
Organization's nameDirectorate-General for Environment (DG ENV)
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressnature@ec.europa.eu

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameEuropean Environment Agency
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresseea.enquiries@eea.europa.eu

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    Validation and quality assurance remain up to the primary data sources, i.e. the European Environmental Agency (EEA). Member States update Natura 2000 spatial data continuously. The EEA integrates and validates the data, producing one release a year. As regards nationally designated areas, in 2016 35 countries delivered tabular data and spatial data. The four countries BA, CY, LI and LT did not deliver any data. These datasets were subjected to a series of quality control and quality assurance (QA/AC)checks. Once the data passed these tests it was combined with data from those countries which did not submit data in 2016. For these particular countries data was extracted from the previous CDDA dataset, version 13.
                  
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

Online resource
Online locationhttp://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/nationally-designated-areas-national-cdda-9

Online resource
Online locationhttp://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/natura-6

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Metadata Information

Last update2017-05-10

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameCogea srl
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressapititto@cogea.it
e-mail addresslfalco@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_Human_Activities_Protected_Areas_WGS84.gdb

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