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  • Data holdings of polygonal habitat maps in European waters. Data are collated by EMODnet Seabed Habitats partners from a variety of source datasets and conformed and standardised into the portal's INSPIRE-compliant schema (for more information, please see https://emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/def . Habitats are described in a variety of classification systems, including EUNIS (European Nature Information System), Habitats Directive Annex I and local/other classifcation systems. Ownership of the individual maps is retained by the original owners, for more information please see the individual metadata record tied to the map, which can be seen in the query response. Maps are available indivudually through EMODnet Seabed Habitats' "maplibrary" OGC service endpoints: For WMS (view) access to maps, please use https://ows.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/emodnet_view_maplibrary/wms? For WFS (download) access to open maps, please use https://ows.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/emodnet_open_maplibrary/wfs?

  • Composite data holdings of habitat point data from groundtruthing data in European waters. Data are collated by EMODnet Seabed Habitats partners from a variety of source datasets and conformed and standardised into the portal's Darwin-core compliant schema. Habitats are described in a variety of classification systems, including EUNIS (European Nature Information System), Habitats Directive Annex I, Marine Strategy Framework Directive Benthic Broad Habitats, Regional sea conventions (HELCOM HUB, OSPAR) and local classifcation systems. Sampling methods are standardised to NERC vocabulary server P01 parameters or ICES vocabulary concepts where possible.