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Coralligenous and mäerl beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH)
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.
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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. more
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.
Biology > Macroalgae
Marine, MED, Mediterranean
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
Presence of biota
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata (CIBM), more, data creator
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), more, data creator more, data creator more, data creator
University of Salento; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences (CoNISMa), more, data creator
MEDISEH: Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: GIS maps
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2015-09-22
Information last updated: 2015-10-29