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EMODnet Human Activities, Vessel Density Map
EMODnet Human Activities; Collecte Localisation Satellites; (2019): EMODnet Human Activities, Vessel Density Map.

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

Notes: Re-use of content for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the sources (both EMODnet - Human Activities, and CLS) are acknowledged. EMODnet - Human Activities accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the re-use of content accessible on its website.

EMODnet Human Activities aims to facilitate access to existing marine data on activities carried out in EU waters, by building a single entry point for geographic information on human uses of the ocean.The Vessel Density maps in the EU are created since the 2019 by Cogea for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). more

The maps are based on AIS data yearly purchased from Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) and ORBCOMM. The maps, GeoTIFF format, show shipping density in 1x1km cells of a grid covering all EU waters and some neighbouring areas. Density is expressed as hours per square kilometre per month. The following ship types are available:0 Other, 1 Fishing, 2 Service, 3 Dredging or underwater ops, 4 Sailing, 5 Pleasure Craft, 6 High speed craft, 7 Tug and towing, 8 Passenger, 9 Cargo, 10 Tanker, 11 Military and Law Enforcement, 12 Unknown and All ship types. Data are available by month of year. Yearly averages are also available.

Marine/Coastal, Geogrids, Marine layer, Marine waterway, Maritime navigation, Maritime transport, Merchant shipping, Transport area

Cogea, moredata creatordata creator
Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), moredata provider

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: GIS maps
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2024-02-29
Information last updated: 2024-02-29
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