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The algae data theme gets a revamp

The algae data theme gets a revamp

  Our most loyal readers surely remember a blog post we published two years ago titled “Algae, the next big thing in the blue economy”. It was a short interview with Rita Araújo to present a new data set on algae production facilities in Europe. Rita is Scientific / Technical Projects Assistant at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and she coordinated the data collection effort that culminated in the submission of a data … Read entire article »

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Estimating the impact of COVID-19 on fishing

Estimating the impact of COVID-19 on fishing

On 9 March 2020, Italy was the first EU Member State to go on a nationwide lockdown in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Soon after, many other countries followed suit, albeit to different extents. At the time of writing, the first wave of coronavirus transmission has passed its peak in most EU countries, but the death toll is still projected to increase, leaving our communities mourning the loss of hundreds … Read entire article »

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New map tools allow greater flexibility when interrogating data

New map tools allow greater flexibility when interrogating data

We’ve recently introduced a number of new map tools here on EMODnet Human Activities, so thought we would give you a quick overview to show you how they work. Custom Data Download You’ve always been able to download whole datasets in a GIS format, but it is now possible to draw a rectangle over the visible map layers and download the data selected as tabular data only. This is particularly useful for non-GIS users. Toggle on the map … Read entire article »

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Where does our wastewater go?

Where does our wastewater go?

Water is a renewable resource that is provided naturally and delivered to our taps by a complex network of pipes, pumps and equipment. After using it in our homes and businesses (i.e. after you’ve flushed the toilet, done the dishes, or had a shower), it usually contains various pollutants, depending on what it was used for, and therefore, which may affect the quality of fresh and marine water and present a risk to human health … Read entire article »

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Why are there so many nuclear power plants located on the coast?

Why are there so many nuclear power plants located on the coast?

Like several other breakthrough inventions, nuclear power has amazing potential, yet devastating impacts, in case of accidents. On the one hand, we may harness it to generate a terrific amount of energy without increasing carbon emissions. On the other, it brings to mind ominous scenes, some of which are recent enough to be vividly impressed on our memory. It comes as no surprise that the public debate on nuclear power is as vigorous and polarised as … Read entire article »

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