New data product: habitat points from European Seas

The EMODnet Seabed Habitats composite data product of habitat points for European seas is now available on the portal. This product is also published in the download service (WFS) available at https://ows.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/wfs? with layer name emodnet:habitat_point.

We have collated the data from a variety of sources from ground-truthing surveys in European waters, conformed them and standardised them into the portal’s Darwin-core compliant schema. We worked with the European node of the international Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EuroOBIS) and the Flanders Marine Institute (Vliz) to design the database schema and with HELCOM HUB, OSPAR and NERC to standardise the vocabulary for several habitat classifications.