EUSeaMap 2021. A European broad-scale seabed habitat map

Type Scientific report
Date 2021-09-27
Language English
Ref. D1.13 EASME/EMFF/2018/1.3.1.8/Lot2/SI2.810241– EMODnet Thematic Lot n° 2 – Seabed Habitats EUSeaMap 2021 - Technical Report
Author(s) Vasquez Mickael6, Allen Harriet9, Manca Eleonora9, Castle Lewis9, Lillis Helen9, Agnesi Sabrina8, Al Hamdani Zyad4, Annunziatellis Aldo8, Askew Natalie9, Bekkby Trine11, Bentes Luis2, Doncheva Valentina7, Drakopoulou Vivi5, Duncan Graeme9, Gonçalves Jorge2, Inghilesi Roberto8, Laamanen Leena12, Loukaidi Valia5, Martin Simon6, McGrath Fergal10, Mo Giulia8, Monteiro Pedro2, Muresan Mihaela3, Nikilova Christina9, O'Keeffe Eimear10, Pesch Roland1, Pinder Jordan9, Populus Jacques6, Ridgeway Amy9, Sakellariou Dimitris5, Teaca Adrian3, Tempera Fernando6, Todorova Valentina7, Tunesi Leonardo8, Virtanen Elina12
Affiliation(s) 1 : Bioconsult Schuchardt&Scholle Gbr (“Bioconsult”), Reeder-Bischoff-Straße 54, 28757 Bremen, Germany
2 : Centre of Marine Sciences (“CCMAR”), Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-032 Faro, Portugal
3 : National Institute of Research and Development for Marine Geology and Geoecology (“GeoEcoMar”), 23-25 Dimitrie Onciul Street, Sector 2, RO-024053, Bucharest, Romania
4 : Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (”GEUS”). Øster Voldgade 10, 1350, Copenhagen K, Denmark
5 : Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (“HCMR”), Public Body, 46.7km Athens-Sounio Ave, Anavissos, 19013, Greece
6 : Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (“Ifremer”), 1625 route de Sainte-Anne, Zone industrielle de la Pointe du Diable, 29280 Plouzané, France
7 : Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Science (“IO-BAS”), First May Str 40, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria
8 : Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (“ISPRA”), Via Vitaliano Brancati, 48 – 00144 – Roma – Italy
9 : JNCC Support Co (“JNCC”), Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JY, UK
10 : Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland
11 : Norwegian Institute for Water Research ("NIVA"), Gaustadalleen 21, NO]0349 Oslo, Norway
12 : Finnish Environment Institute (“SYKE”), Mechelininkatu 34a, P.O. Box 140, 00251 Helsinki, Finland
DOI 10.13155/83528
Publisher EMODnet
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Abstract

EUSeaMap 2021 is the fifth iteration of EUSeaMap. All versions have been produced as part of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats project, which is one of several thematic lots in EMODnet. The project has brought together a European consortium of specialists in benthic ecology and seabed habitat mapping. The partners first collaborated in EMODnet phase 1 (2009-2012) to deliver a prototype predictive seabed habitat map in four trial basins (Greater North Sea, Celtic Seas, Baltic, Western Mediterranean). This predictive model was named EUSeaMap (Cameron and Askew, 2011). In EMODnet Phase 2 (2012-2016), the consortium extended EUSeaMap coverage to all European regions (Populus et al, 2017). In phase 3 (2017-2021), a first version (2019) extended the spatial coverage further North in order to include the Barents Sea, developed better environmental data were incorporated, and dramatically improved the spatial detail. The new version, developed in the period 2019-2021 and named 2021, is substantially evolved from the previous version as it accounts for new seabed substrate data published by EMODnet Geology in 2021, including in Denmark, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway and Spain, 2) is published in new classifications, including the new version of the marine section of EUNIS, named EUNIS 2019 and 3) addresses some issues identified in EUSeaMap 2019.

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Vasquez Mickael, Allen Harriet, Manca Eleonora, Castle Lewis, Lillis Helen, Agnesi Sabrina, Al Hamdani Zyad, Annunziatellis Aldo, Askew Natalie, Bekkby Trine, Bentes Luis, Doncheva Valentina, Drakopoulou Vivi, Duncan Graeme, Gonçalves Jorge, Inghilesi Roberto, Laamanen Leena, Loukaidi Valia, Martin Simon, McGrath Fergal, Mo Giulia, Monteiro Pedro, Muresan Mihaela, Nikilova Christina, O'Keeffe Eimear, Pesch Roland, Pinder Jordan, Populus Jacques, Ridgeway Amy, Sakellariou Dimitris, Teaca Adrian, Tempera Fernando, Todorova Valentina, Tunesi Leonardo, Virtanen Elina (2021). EUSeaMap 2021. A European broad-scale seabed habitat map. D1.13 EASME/EMFF/2018/1.3.1.8/Lot2/SI2.810241– EMODnet Thematic Lot n° 2 – Seabed Habitats EUSeaMap 2021 - Technical Report. https://doi.org/10.13155/83528