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Ecosystem services of the Flemish coastal zone - Map database [Ecosysteemdiensten in het Vlaamse kustgebied - Kaartenbundel]
Citation
Van der Biest K., Staes J. (2017). Ecosystem services of the Flemish coastal zone - Map database.

Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The database consists of a set of maps containing information on habitat distribution (marine and terrestrial) and on the delivery of a selection of ecosystem services in the Flemish coastal zone (Belgium). more

Availability of space, both on land as at sea (cfr. blue growth), is a major problem in the Belgian coastal zone resulting from high a population density, changes in consumer behaviour and environmental changes. The ecosystem services (the benefits people obtain from the ecosystem) concept allows to find compatibilities between socio-economic use and nature values. Maps of the spatial distribution of ecosystem services and habitats were produced to get insight into the socio-economic use and nature values of the Flemish coastal zone, as a basis to develop a long-term vision for a healthy coastal ecosystem. The quantification and mapping methodologies are described in Part I of the report ‘Ecosystem vision of the Belgian coastal zone’.

The terrestrial habitat map was created based on the following map layers:
1. Vegetation surveys carried out under PINK ("Permanent Inventories of Nature Reserves on the Coast", Provoost 2014). Used datasets from PINK: 'Dheye', 'Zwin_2012', 'BaaivanHeist', 'Zwinduinen', 'Simli2014', 'TerYde_2014', 'Doornpanne', 'DePanne1'.
Provoost S. (2014). Ecological base monitoring of the coastal ecosystem. Report of the INBO: INBO.R.2014.2025629. 40pp.

2. Remote sensing data from the project "Vegetation mapping through Digital airplane recordings, applied to dynamic dune areas, swallowing and barking (DIGIKART) "
(Provoost et al. 2008)
Provoost S., Kempeneers P., Houthuys R., Vanommeslaeghe J., Deronde B. (2008). Vegetation mapping by means of Digital plane recordings, applied to dynamic dune areas, swallow and swirls (DIGIKART). Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works - MDK - Coastal Division. 108 p. + attachment

3. Map with distribution of NATURA2000 habitats

4. Biological Evaluation Chart (Vriens et al., 2011).
Vriens L., Bosch H., De Knijf G., De Saeger S., Guelinckx R., Oosterlynck P., Van Hove M. & Paelinckx D. (2011). De biologische waarderingskaart. Biotopen en hun verspreiding in het Vlaanderen en het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. Announcements from the Institute for Natural and Forest Research. INBO.M.2011.1, Brussels. 416 p.

5. Land use and soil management map for Flanders from the ECOPLAN project, 2014 (available for download: www.ecosystemdiensten.be)


The Marine Habitat Map was created based on the following map layers:
1. EUNIS (European Nature Information System, EEA 2013)

2. Leading benthos communities on soft substrate (Degraer et al., 2008)
Degraer S., Verfaillie E., Willems W., Adriaens E., Vincx M. & Van Lancker V. (2008). Habitat suitability as a mapping tool for macrobenthic communities: an example from the Belgian part of the North Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 28 (3), 369-379.

3. Predicted Prevention of Shelter Worm Reefs and Gravel Beds (Degraer et al. 2009)
Degraer S., Braeckman U., Haelters J., Hostens K., Jacques T., Kerckhof F., Merckx B., Rabaut R., Stienen E., Van Hoey G., Van Lancker V. & Vincx M. ( 2009). Study on the compilation of a list of potential habitat directives in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Final report by order of FSP Environment, Marine Environment. 93 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries), Environmental quality/pollution > Site assessments/surveys, Geography
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Coastal areas, Dunes, Ecosystem functioning, Ecosystem management, Ecosystems, Habitats and biotopes, Vision, Belgium, Coastal Dunes, Belgium, North Sea

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Coastal Dunes
Belgium, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2015

Contributors
eCOAST, moredata creator
Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), moredata owner
Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteembeheer (ECOBE), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Agentschap Natuur & Bos (ANB), moresponsor
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Vlaams Ministerie van Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Departement Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Afdeling Maritieme Toegang, moresponsor

Publication
Describing this dataset
Van der Biest, K. et al. (2017). Dune dynamics safeguard ecosystem services. Ocean Coast. Manag. 149: 148-158. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.10.005, more
Vrebos, D. et al. (2017). ECOPLAN-SE: Ruimtelijke analyse van ecosysteemdiensten in Vlaanderen, een Q-GIS plugin. Versie 1.0, 017-R202. Universiteit Antwerpen: Antwerpen. 132 pp., more
De Nocker, L. et al. (2015). Evaluatie van de socio-economisch impact van het FLANDRE project op de lokale economie, bevolking en het herstel van de ecosysteemdiensten. VITO: Mol. 70 + bijlagen pp., more
Used in this dataset
Vriens, L. et al. (2011). De biologische waarderingskaart. Biotopen en hun verspreiding in het Vlaanderen en het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, INBO.M.2011.1. Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek: Brussel. ISBN 978-90-40303-14-2. 416 pp., more
Provoost, S. (2014). Ecologische basismonitoring van het kustecosysteem. Rapport van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, 2014(2025629). INBO: Brussel. 40 pp., more
Degraer, S. et al. (2008). Habitat suitability modelling as a mapping tool for macrobenthic communities: an example from the Belgian part of the North Sea. Cont. Shelf Res. 28(3): 369-379. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2007.09.001, more
Degraer, S. et al. (2008). Habitat suitability modelling as a mapping tool for macrobenthic communities: an example from the Belgian part of the North Sea, in: Verfaillie, E. Ontwikkeling en validering van een ruimtelijke verspreidingsmodellen van mariene habitats, ter ondersteuning van het ecologisch waarderen van de zeebodem = Development and validation of spatial distribution models of marine habitats, in support of the ecological valuation of the seabed. pp. 109-126, more
Degraer, S. et al. (2009). Studie betreffende het opstellen van een lijst met potentiële Habitatrichtlijngebieden in het Belgische deel van de Noordzee. Eindrapport. Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu: Brussel. 93 pp., more

Data type: GIS maps
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2017-09-29
Information last updated: 2017-10-13
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