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EMODnet Biology aims to provide a single access point to European marine biodiversity data and products by assembling individual datasets from various sources and processing them into interoperable data products for assessing the environmental state of ecosystems and sea basins. The project uses the data and metadata standards that have been used and developed under the ur-EMODnet prototype during EMODnet Phase I. To ensure interoperability, EMODnet Biology implements (and if necessary adapts) common standards defined by SeaDataNet, WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species), OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System), INSPIRE, GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) and the Lifewatch infrastructure. In addition, spatially distributed data products specifically relevant for Marine Strategy Framework Directive Descriptor 2 (non-indigenous species) are being created. This will rely on additional environmental information from other lots of EMODnet, e.g. on benthic habitat characteristics and water masses, to be used as co-factors in the gridding.

Available map layers (37)

Extrapolated chlorophyll data from Waterbase (EEA) (chlorophyll)

Extrapolated chlorophyll values for all seasons from 1980 to 2008 on a 1x1 degree grid for Europe, based on distinct surface chlorophyll data from Waterbase -Transitional, coastal and marine waters (European Environmental Agency).

Chlorophyll data points from Waterbase (EEA) (chlorophyllpoints)

Chlorophyll data points for all seasons from 1980 to 2008, based on chlorophyll data from Waterbase - Transitional, coastal and marine waters (European Environmental Agency).

SAHFOS CPR standard areas (cprgrid)

CPR standard areas are pre-defined areas used historically within the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey. They include standar areas form the Gretar North Sea and North Atlnaic Ocean

A 1x1 degree grid for the European Marine Waters (emodnet1x1grid)

A 1x1 degree grid was created for the spatial extent of the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS). The marine area within the scope of the ERMS includes the continental shelf seas of Europe as well as the Mediterranean shelf, Baltic Seas and deep-sea areas (26°N -> 90°N and 45°W -> 70°E).

Statistics EurOBIS data in 2011 (eurobis_stats_iho_erms)

Number of species and observations per sea region based on EurOBIS data from 2011

A 3x3 degree grid for the European Marine Waters (grid)

A 3x3 degree grid was created for the spatial extent of the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS). The marine area within the scope of the ERMS includes the continental shelf seas of Europe as well as the Mediterranean shelf, Baltic Seas and deep-sea areas (26°N -> 90°N and 45°W -> 70°E).

jerico_bio_area (jerico_bio_area)

jerico_bio_stations (jerico_bio_stations)

jerico_bio_transects (jerico_bio_transects)

Absences of coralligenous outcrop (points) (mediseh_cor_abs_pnt)

Coral Absence Data from the dataset Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). A lot for information has been derived from three critical sources: the first is the Action plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea by the UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA (2008) followed by the report in the State of knowledge of the geographical distribution of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean by UNEP (2009).

Absences of coralligenous outcrop (polygons) (mediseh_cor_abs_poly)

Coral absence (polygons) form the Mediterranean Sea. Data from Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). A lot for information has been derived from three critical sources: the first is the Action plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea by the UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA (2008) followed by the report in the State of knowledge of the geographical distribution of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean by UNEP (2009).

Occurrences of coralligenous outcrop (points) (mediseh_cor_pnt)

Coral point distributions form dataset Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). A lot for information has been derived from three critical sources: the first is the Action plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea by the UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA (2008) followed by the report in the State of knowledge of the geographical distribution of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean by UNEP (2009).

Occurrences of coralligenous outcrop (polygons) (mediseh_cor_poly)

Coral polygon data Mediterranean Sea from dataset Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). A lot for information has been derived from three critical sources: the first is the Action plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea by the UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA (2008) followed by the report in the State of knowledge of the geographical distribution of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean by UNEP (2009).

Modelled Spatial Distributions of Coralligenous Habitats (2014) (mediseh_coral_model)

Coralligenous formations and mäerl beds are typical benthic seascape features of the Mediterranean Sea, and are protected habitats under Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006. Despite their ecological importance in terms of biodiversity and ecosystem services, knowledge on the spatial distribution of these two “habitats” remains scattered. In Task 1.3 of the “Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats” project (MEDISEH), the objective was to develop species distribution models for coralligenous formations and mäerl beds, so as to predict their occurrence at poorly-sampled and un-sampled areas. Using models in predictive mode, continuous habitat maps were created for the Mediterranean basin: these maps help identify areas where these habitats are likely to be found, and where they are likely to be absent. Please refer to the final report of the MEDISEH project (section on Task 1.3) for full details on the methodology, results and interpretation of the maps showing the predicted occurrence probability for coralligenous formations (Figures 1.3.15a-d, “Coralligenous.jpg”) and mäerl beds (Figure 1.3.18a-d, “Maerl.jpg”). The spatial datasets underlying the maps are given here in several formats (raster, Google Earth, shapefile), all using the WGS 1984 datum (as coordinate system). The ESRI grid raster (floating point) has a spatial resolution of 0.004166 decimal degrees, and the values 0 and 1 correspond to the lowest and highest occurrence probabilities, respectively. The raster is also available as Google Earth compatible file (.kml format). The ESRI polygon shapefile presents the same information as the raster, but continuous values were classed in bins ranging from 0 to 10 (i.e. from lowest to highest occurrence probability). The work was financed through a service contract for the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG-MARE), 2011-2013. Please contact Dr. Corinne Martin (main author, corinne.sophie.martin@gmail.com), or Dr. Marianna Giannoulaki (MEDISEH Project Coordinator, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, marianna@hcmr.gr) for use restrictions, and citation.

Cymodocea nodosa beds distribution (mediseh_cymodocea_pnt)

Cymodocea nodosa beds distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea. Contact person is MAREA Consortium, andrea.belluscio@uniroma1.it

Halophila stipulacea beds distribution (mediseh_halophila_pnt)

Halophila stipulacea beds distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea from dataset Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH).The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Modelled Spatial Distributions of Maërl Habitats (2014) (mediseh_maerl_model)

Mäerl beds are typical benthic seascape features of the Mediterranean Sea, and are protected habitats under Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006. Despite their ecological importance in terms of biodiversity and ecosystem services, knowledge on the spatial distribution of these two “habitats” remains scattered. In Task 1.3 of the “Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats” project (MEDISEH), the objective was to develop species distribution models for coralligenous formations and mäerl beds, so as to predict their occurrence at poorly-sampled and un-sampled areas. Using models in predictive mode, continuous habitat maps were created for the Mediterranean basin: these maps help identify areas where these habitats are likely to be found, and where they are likely to be absent. Please refer to the final report of the MEDISEH project (section on Task 1.3) for full details on the methodology, results and interpretation of the maps showing the predicted occurrence probability for coralligenous formations (Figures 1.3.15a-d, “Coralligenous.jpg”) and mäerl beds (Figure 1.3.18a-d, “Maerl.jpg”). The spatial datasets underlying the maps are given here in several formats (raster, Google Earth, shapefile), all using the WGS 1984 datum (as coordinate system). The ESRI grid raster (floating point) has a spatial resolution of 0.004166 decimal degrees, and the values 0 and 1 correspond to the lowest and highest occurrence probabilities, respectively. The raster is also available as Google Earth compatible file (.kml format). The ESRI polygon shapefile presents the same information as the raster, but continuous values were classed in bins ranging from 0 to 10 (i.e. from lowest to highest occurrence probability). The work was financed through a service contract for the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG-MARE), 2011-2013. Please contact Dr. Corinne Martin (main author, corinne.sophie.martin@gmail.com), or Dr. Marianna Giannoulaki (MEDISEH Project Coordinator, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, marianna@hcmr.gr) for use restrictions, and citation.

Maërl bed occurences (points) in the Mediterranean Sea (mediseh_maerl_pnt)

Point data of occurrences of Maerl beds from dataset Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). A lot for information has been derived from three critical sources: the first is the Action plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea by the UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA (2008) followed by the report in the State of knowledge of the geographical distribution of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean by UNEP (2009).

Maërl bed occurences (polygons) in the Mediterranean Sea (mediseh_maerl_poly)

Maerl bed polygon data Mediterranean Sea from dataset Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). A lot for information has been derived from three critical sources: the first is the Action plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea by the UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA (2008) followed by the report in the State of knowledge of the geographical distribution of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean by UNEP (2009).

Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution - Coastline of Known Absence (line) (mediseh_posidonia_abs)

Coastline with real absence of Posidonia oceanica meadows from dataset Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution - Current Distribution (points) (mediseh_posidonia_current_pnt)

Current Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea from dataset Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution - Current Distribution (polygons) (mediseh_posidonia_current_shape)

Current Posidonia oceanica distribution in the Mediterranean Sea from dataset from dataset Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution - Historical distribution (points) (mediseh_posidonia_historical_pnt)

Historical Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea from dataset Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution - Historical Distribution (polygons) (mediseh_posidonia_historical_shape)

Historical Posidonia oceanica distribution (polygons) in the Mediterranean Sea from dataset Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Modelled Posidonia oceanica Distribution (2013) (mediseh_posidonia_model)

This dataset shows the modelled spatial distribution of Posidonia oceanica seagrass in the Mediterranean Sea. Posidonia oceanica is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, where it is the dominant seagrass. It is found in sandy and rocky areas down to depths of about 45 m. P. oceanica is a protected species under European and international law, as well as several national legislations. The model was built based on an (observed) P. oceanica occurrence dataset extracted from a Mediterranean-wide database curated by Andrea Belluscio (University of Rome, Italy) - see Telesca et al. (2015) for further details. A Random Forest (i.e. a very effective Machine Learning technique) was trained on data from regions where information was available and then used to predict the probability of occurrence of P. oceanica where needed. Please refer to Scardi et al. (2013) for full details of the methodology used. The maps show interim model outputs, which are likely to be improved with additional species occurrence data. The data layers may be used (1) to guide cost-effective future survey efforts towards poorly sampled areas that are more likely to support these two habitats, (2) to inform marine spatial planning (including conservation planning), (3) to inform marine policy development, and (4) for initial screening as part of an environmental impact assessment. The data layer should not be used for spatial measures targeting fisheries, without prior groundtruthing. Credits: "Giannoulaki M, Belluscio A, Colloca F, Fraschetti S, Scardi M, Smith C, Panayotidis P, Valavanis V, Spedicato MT (Eds.) (2013). Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH), final project report. DG MARE Specific Contract SI2.600741. Heraklion (Greece): Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. 557 p. URL: http://mareaproject.net/download/71 ; http://www.emodnetseabedhabitats.eu/default.aspx?page=1974","Telesca L, Belluscio A, Criscoli A, Ardizzone G, Apostolaki ET, Fraschetti S, Gristina M, Knittweis L, Martin CS, Pergent G, Alagna A, Badalamenti F, Garofalo G, Gerakaris V, Pace ML, Pergent-Martini C, Salomidi M. Seagrass meadows (Posidonia oceanica) distribution and trajectories of change. Scientific Reports 5: 12505. URL: http://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150728/srep12505/full/srep12505.html","Scardi M, Martin CS, Valavanis V, Fraschetti S, Belluscio A, Gristina M, Salomidi M, Punzo E, Panayotidis P, Giannoulaki M (2013). Task 1.3. Modelling of protected habitats using predictor variables. In: Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH), final project report (Eds. M Giannoulaki, A Belluscio, F Colloca, S Fraschetti, M Scardi, C Smith, P Panayotidis, V Valavanis, MT Spedicato). DG - MARE, specific contract SI2.600741. Heraklion (Greece): Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. 557pp."]

Posidonia oceanica meadows distribution - Coastline of No Data (line) (mediseh_posidonia_nodata)

Coastline with unknown distribution of Posidonia oceanica meadows from dataset Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH). The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Ruppia cirrhosa beds distribution (mediseh_ruppia_c_pnt)

Ruppia cirrhosa beds distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea. The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Ruppia maritima beds distribution (mediseh_ruppia_m_pnt)

Ruppia maritima beds distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea. The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Zostera marina beds distribution (mediseh_zostera_m_pnt)

Zostera marina beds distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea. The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Zostera noltii beds distribution (mediseh_zostera_n_pnt)

Zostera noltii beds distribution (presence points) in the Mediterranean Sea.The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information.

Annual means Phytoplankton Colour Index 1958-2006 (sahfos_colour)

Dataproduct from the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) on the annual means of the Phytoplankton Colour Index from 1958-2006. The data has been averaged per CPR standard region and includes areas of the North Atlantic Ocean and Greater North Sea.

Delivery of annual CPR abundance data, gridded on a 1 by 1 degree grid for the North Sea, from 1958-2006, for key species (sahfos_deliverable2)

Total Eyecount copepods (copepods > 2 mm), Grid (sahfos_deliverable2_grid)

Annual mean abundance Diatoms 1958-2006 (sahfos_diatoms)

Dataproduct from the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) on the annual means of the abundance of Diatomsfrom 1958-2006. The data has been averaged per CPR standard region and includes areas of the North Atlantic Ocean and Greater North Sea.

Annual means Dinoflagellates 1958-2006 (sahfos_dinoflagellates)

Dataproduct from the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) on the annual means of the Dinoflagellate abundance from 1958-2006. The data has been averaged per CPR standard region and includes areas of the North Atlantic Ocean and Greater North Sea.

Time-series for the North Sea of standardized anomalies of abundance of 4 HAB taxa from 1958 – 2009 (sahfos_hab_timeseries)

Dataproduct on time-series for the North Sea of standardized anomalies of abundance of 4 HAB taxa (Dinophysis spp., Prorocentrum spp., Noctiluca spp. , Pseudo-nitzchia spp.) from 1958 – 2009. Data from the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR).

Annual anomalies of total copepod abundance per CPR-grid cell from the SAHFOS CPR Survey data for 1948-2005 (zooplankton_erased)

Dataproduct Annual anomalies of total copepod abundance per CPR Standard area from the SAHFOS CPR Survey data for 1948-2005.

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