Outcomes: Assessments highlighted shallow coastal habitats dominated by Rhodophytes, ascidians and brachiopods to have the highest potential impact from one of four proposals for the laying of electrical cables.
How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: Having habitats classified to a community level (i.e. higher up the EUNIS hierarchy) allowed for a more detailed impact assessment to be conducted
Who used it:
BIOSFERA XXI – on behalf of the Electricity Network of Spain (Red Eléctrica de España)
When was it used: 2017
What product was used: EUSeaMap 2016
How was the product used: Habitats under the EUNIS classification system were assessed against four proposed sites for electrical cable lines to be buried, and to identify habitats at greatest risk of impact.
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