Outcomes: Using a pre-existing oil spill simulation, authors were able to map a sensitivity index across the Russian-Lithuanian coastline, and highlight the areas at greatest risk. The study highlighted the importance of harmonised datasets for transboundary oil spill impact assessments.
How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: Users commented that resources were freely available, harmonised and of high resolution, suitable for a transboundary assessment
Who used it:
KU-MARSTEC – Klaipėda University, Marine Science and Technology Centre
EMC-MRU – Environmental Management Center, Mykolas Romeris University
When was it used: 2015
What product was used: EUSeaMap2 Broad-Scale Habitat Map of the Baltic Sea
How was the product used: Wave exposure, habitat type and substrate type data held within the attributes table of EUSeaMap, all fed in to the calculations determining the sensitivity index of each coastal segment.
Abstract available here