Document of dataset 5105

Dataset record

Type
GIS map dataset
title in English
Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH)
Description in English
A total of 798 scientific documents have been collected up to now, together with 43 shapefiles, 1492 polygons and 641 data points for coralligenous formations, 47 polygons and 124 data points for maërl, and 39 bathymetric maps within the framework of MEDISEH project. Even though proving information about absence data for both coralligenous and mäerl can be extremely difficult, an attempt has been made and 584 polygons have been included for coralligenous formations and 935 for maërl data. Detailed information for these two habitats is now available on about 15% of the Mediterranean coastal area.
Abstract in English
A lot for information has been derived from three critical sources: the first is the Action plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea by the UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA (2008) followed by the report in the State of knowledge of the geographical distribution of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean by UNEP (2009). Together with these two initiatives, at present, there are other projects carried out at national and international scale focusing on bioconstructions, their distribution and the driving forces affecting their structure and function.
License
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bibliographicCitation
Fraschetti, M. Gristina, M. Salomidi, L. Knittweis, M.L. Pace, E. Punzo, A. Belluscio, G. Scarcella, F. Grati, F. De Leo, L. Rizzo, R. Cattaneo-Vietti, P. Povero, A. Cau, C. Piccinetti, V. Valavanis, C. Martin 2013. Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH) Final Report, DG MARE Specific Contract SI2.600741.

Geographical coverage

Spatial
MED, Mediterranean

Thesaurus terms

Keyword
Data
Marine Genomics

Themes

theme
Biology > Macroalgae

Ownerships

contactPoint
Simonetta Fraschetti
contactPoint
National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences
contributor
Simonetta Fraschetti
contributor
National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences
creator
Simonetta Fraschetti
creator
National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences
creator
Michele Gristina
creator
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment
creator
Institute of Marine Sciences
creator
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata
creator
National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences
contactPoint
Corinne Martin
contactPoint
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
creator
Corinne Martin
creator
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
contactPoint
Marianna Giannoulaki
contactPoint
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Dataset references

is part of
Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats

Special collections

part of special collection
EMODNET
not available through EurOBIS

Document metadata

date created
2015-09-22
date modified
2015-10-29