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Advisory Councils

This facility provides free access to GIS data on European Regional Advisory Councils. View the Regional Advisory Council boundaries 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: Regional Advisory Councils

Resource Identification Information

              This shape lists the areas covered by the Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) as poligons as exposed in the Atlas of the Seas. The Black Sea, Aquaculture, Markets and Outermost Regions Advisory Conucils have been added. Aditional information regarding to legal fundation have been added to the original shape.
TitleEMODnet Human Activities: Regional Advisory Councils
Creation date2014-05-18

Themes or categories of the resourceboundaries

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsArea management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2017-10-06

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsMaritime boundaries
TitleAdvisory Councils
Revision date2017-10-06

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 - processor
Organization's nameFundación CETMAR
Contact information

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage statement
                    Information about fundation and countries represented in each RAC has been added to information contained in the original source (Atlas of the Seas). Furthermore  the original shapefile has been reprojeted into WGS84. Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by CETMAR. For further information on validation and quality assurance, it is suggested that primary data sources are contacted.
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;bkgd=5:1;mode=1;pos=11.754:54.605:4;theme=48:0.8:1;

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Metadata Information

Last update2017-10-06

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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