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Title (Primary) Spatial analysis of Marine Protected Area networks in Europe’s seas II, Volume A, 2017
Author Agnesi, S.; Mo, G.; Annunziatellis, A.; Chaniotis, P.; Korpinen, S.; Snoj, L.; Globevnik, L.; Tunesi, L.; Reker, J.;
Publisher Künitzer, A.;
Journal ETC/ICM Technical Report
Year 2017
Department ASAM;
Volume 4/2017
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
UFZ wide themes RU2;
Abstract This technical report presents an overview of the spatial distribution of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Europe’s seas established as of 2016 (excluding overseas territories). It represents a rerun and advancement of the spatial statistics and of the coherence analysis run by the European Topic Centre on inland, coastal and marine waters (ETC/ICM) on MPA reported data in 2012 and as such provides insight on the observed changes in European MPAs established in the four year period 2013-2016.

The networks of MPAs taken into account in the analysis are those established under the framework of the EU Nature Directives, National designations, and the Regional Sea Conventions as reported in the respective official spatial and tabular databases. The MPA assessment areas are defined by regions and sub-regions referred to in Marine Strategy Framework Directive reporting mechanisms. The statistics are reported in terms of surface area (km2) and relative percentage cover as well as percentage overlap between different networks.

This volume contains the general MPA statistics and figures relating to the representativity principle, which is one of the four principles against which MPA networks are evaluated. MPA network analysis with respect to the remaining three principles will be produced in a second volume during the course of 2018.
ID 19884
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=19884
Agnesi, S., Mo, G., Annunziatellis, A., Chaniotis, P., Korpinen, S., Snoj, L., Globevnik, L., Tunesi, L., Reker, J. (2017):
Spatial analysis of Marine Protected Area networks in Europe’s seas II, Volume A, 2017
In: Künitzer, A. (ed.)
ETC/ICM Technical Report 4/2017
European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Magdeburg, 41 pp.