Marine Strategy Framework Directive Marine Waters

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Assessment Area is the geographic area management and reporting unit for Ireland's MSFD reporting. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is European legislation, which aims to protect the marine environment. It requires the application of an ecosystem-based approach to the management of human activities, enabling a sustainable use of marine goods and services. The MSFD Assessment Area covers an area similar to the extent of the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The MSFD process started in 2012 with reporting periods expected every three years on progress to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES). MSFD provides descriptors and cumulative impacts that guide the reporting structure being implemented. MSFD is the European directive supporting marine environmental status monitoring. The MSFD is managed by the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) with monitoring support by the Marine Institute (Ireland). The geographic boundary complete for reporting purposes.

Data Resources (6)

SHP
available as shp
CSV
available as CSV
KML
available as KML
WMS
available as WMS
XML+GML
available as xml+gml
JSON
available as json
Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2012-01-01
Date dataset updated 2017-12-18
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Creative Commons licence conditions apply', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/ReportingUnits/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=21&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-20.5,47,-3.5,58.5.5&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-17.493412, 48.017041],[-17.493412, 57.248683], [-5.24325, 57.248683], [-5.24325, 48.017041], [-17.493412, 48.017041]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-3500"}
Provenance information GIS polygon file which includes geographic boundary relevant to reporting for Ireland under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
Period of time covered (begin) 2012-01-01

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