EMODnet Seabed Habitats data crucial in assessing the extent of physical damage to benthic habitats in the North-East Atlantic
EMODnet Seabed Habitats data allowed the mapping of potential disturbance to benthic habitats due to fishing in the north-east Atlantic. The assessment was part of the wider OSPAR Intermediate Assessment 2017 , which evaluates the status of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. The assessment contributes to delivery of both the OSPAR North-East Atlantic Environment Strategy (The OSPAR Strategy) and the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive .
Read all about the EMODnet broad-scale habitat map for Europe (EUSeaMap) and its confidence layers.
We have updated our MSFD harmonised habitat map to reflect the changes to the MSFD benthic broad (or predominant) habitat types classification brought by the recent EU Commission Decision (17 May 2017).
EMODnet Seabed Habitats has entered its third phase with a successful kick off meeting of the partners in Cambridge.