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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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