MESH project archive
The EMODnet Seabed Habitats portal builds upon the outputs from a very successful INTERREG project on habitat mapping called "Development of a framework for Mapping European Seabed Habitats" (MESH). The MESH project produced some of the first broad-scale habitats maps in Europe accessible through an online interactive map, habitat mapping guidelines and the MESH confidence assessment for habitat maps, amongst other MESH products.
The most useful outputs of the MESH project can be found via the EMODnet Seabed Habitats website:
- The MESH webGIS has been subsumed into the EMODnet Seabed Habitats portal
- Guidance for habitat mapping, including Recommended Operating Guidelines can be found within the Resources section of this site
- The MESH Case Study Library can be found on the Use Cases (Research & Academia, Policy Makers) section of this site
- Other useful reference documents describing MESH products and activities are summarised within this section of this site, including Workshop Reports and Survey Reports.
The MESH project website is archived in its entirety within the UK national web archives.
The MESH project ran between 2004 and 2008 and was made up of a consortium of twelve partners from five European countries led by the UK’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), with financial support from the EC’s INTERREG IIIB NWE Programme.