Guide on available geo-data for coastal and marine planning

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Abstract: 

This guide shows which geo-data are available and indicates their characteristics as well as limitations. One finding was that there are more geodata available for marine areas than expected. Mostly these are mapped or modelled seabed and water characteristics, but there are also other kinds of data, such as transportation routes, utility-lines and areas protecting valuable habitats. All of these are summarised in the inventory of geodata.

Sea Basin(s): 
Year: 
2009-2013
Application in MSP: 
Applied in a related process
Sectors: 
Nature protection
Type of Issue: 
Data
Land-sea interactions
Type of practice: 
Guidance
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Analyse spatial aspects
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Yes
Coherence with other processes: 
Integrated Coastal Zone Management

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