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EMODnet: Providing Open Data, supporting Maritime Spatial Planning - New video and dataset

Published on: Thu, 18/02/2021 - 13:28
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    The EMODnet Secretariat is delighted to release EMODnet for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), the third video of a series of eight illustrating the fundamental role of EMODnet in society.

    Transport, fishing, energy, minerals, tourism, recreation… These are just a few of the ways we use our seas and oceans. A growing population means growing demands, but ocean resources are finite.

    We need to plan how, where and when we use our ocean and coastal zones. Maritime Spatial Planning is the answer.

    EMODnet provides access to transboundary data and products on a range of marine environmental parameters as well as human maritime activities: such as aquaculture, shipping, pipelines, energy installations, oil and gas, renewable energy and much more.

    This short film presents how EMODnet is providing open data to support Maritime Spatial Planning. If you are an environmental manager or planner, watch this film and see how you can find the data you need at EMODnet.

     

    WATCH THE FILM

     

    As of today, EMODnet users have access to new datasets on MSP, for Belgium and Finland, via the EMODnet Human Activities Portal. See these maps here.

     

    Image 1. MPS Spatial Plan Area, Zoning Areas, Zoning Lines and Zoning Locations for Belgium on EMODnet Human Activities Portal

     

    Image 2. MPS Spatial Plan Area, Zoning Areas, Zoning Lines and Zoning Locations for Finland on EMODnet Human Activities Portal