Predominant Habitat Confidence

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The MSFD commission staff working paper (CSWP) defines predominant habitat types required for use in MSFD habitats initial reporting article 8 - "Analysis of essential features and characteristics (Art 8.1a - Habitats)". These predominant habitat typologies broadly correspond to EUNIS level 2 habitat typologies. This supported the process of mapping existing habitat types (evidence based and predicted) to the CSWP PHT classification by means of data re-engineering.

In areas where neither evidence nor predicted data was available, a depth proxy was created using INFOMAR bathymetry.

When viewing the PHT habitats layer, the Predominant Habitat Confidence should be also be used as reference as this provides the user with a means to establish the data source underpinning the derived PHT habitat type per polygon.

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URL: http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/HabitatsBiotopes/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=8&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-30,43,-4,58.5&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default

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