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Wind Farms (Polygons)

This facility provides free access to GIS data on offshore wind installations in European seas. View the offshore wind installation data on an interactive map of Europe and search installation 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.ch offshore wind installation sites and locations.

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Metadata format: ISO 19139

Emodnet_HA_Wind_farms_20180115


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              The database on offshore wind farms in the EU was created in 2014 by CETMAR 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 updated every year, and is available for viewing and download on EMODnet - Human Activities web portal (www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu). The database contains points and/or (where available) polygons  representing offshore wind farms in the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Each point has the following attributes (where available): Name, Nº of turbines, Status (Authorised, Operational, Planned, Under Construction), Country, Year, Website, Power (MW), Distance to coast (metres), Perimeter (kilometres), Surface (square kilometres) only for polygons. The distance to coast from polygon centroid or point has been calculated using the Reference Coordinates System with identifier EPSG: 3034 - Single CRS for all Europe (Used for conformal mapping at scales of 1:500,000 and smaller). Compared with the previous version this new version has been updated and reviewed.
            
Citation
TitleEmodnet_HA_Wind_farms_20180115
Publication date2016-06-01
Revision date2018-01-15
Creation date2014-06-01

Themes or categories of the resourceeconomy, utilitiesCommunication

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsEnergy resources
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2018-01-15

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

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordswind farms
Thesaurus
Titlewind farms
Revision date2018-01-15

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
Ground sample distance metres

Point of contact - author
Organization's nameCentro Tecnologico del Mar - Fundación CETMAR
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresssocioeconomia@cetmar.org

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMarket Development Department / Wind Energy Unit Swedish Energy Agency
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressmarten.thorsen@energimyndigheten.se

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameWind Europe
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressinfo@windeurope.org

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameEnergiData; Denmark
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressmrs@ens.dk

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameHELCOM
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressjoni.kaitaranta@helcom.fi

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameOSPAR
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresssecretariat@ospar.org

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameTHE WIND POWER
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressmichael.pierrot@thewindpower.net

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameThe Crown Estate
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressenquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    Data were retrived from different countries, i.e. Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by CETMAR. Information obtained from local sources was cross-checked with information from The Wind Power (www.thewindpower.net) database. 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 as well as from well-known private sources.
                  
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 update2018-01-19

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameCentro Tecnologico del Mar - Fundación CETMAR
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresssocioeconomia@cetmar.org

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_Wind_Farms

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