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Blue. Environment Protected Areas Impact Maps VRE – progress update Levi Westerveld (GRID-Arendal) levi. [email protected] no Blue. BRIDGE receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 675680 Blue. BRIDGE 4 th TCOM Meeting 9 March 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark www. bluebridge-vres. eu
Presentation Overview • VRE purpose • Progress since Pisa Tcom regarding 1. Data 2. Algorithms 3. Graphical User Interface • • Collaboration with JRC VRE in action: the Bahamas use case • 2017 Work plan
Protected Areas Impact Maps VRE Purpose - to support marine spatial planning projects by: • providing the environmental management sector with quality open data • creating a platform to produce regional maps and information products • developing a baseline set of indicators and models to produce regional overviews
Protected Areas Impact Maps VRE How it works? • Relevant geospatial data stored on the VRE infrastructure (Geo. Server, Geo. Network) • Geospatial data analyzed by algorithms developed specifically for this VRE (R Studio, SAI, Data Miner) • Outputs from analysis presented in the VRE in the form of interactive tables, charts, and maps (GUI)
Data • Economic Exclusive Zones (EEZs) (updated version) • Ecoregions (MEOW-PPOW) • World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) (updated version and scale) • Geomorphic Features (shelf, slope, abyss, hadal, seamounts, guyots, canyons, ridges, plateaus, spreading ridges, rift valleys, glacial troughs, shelf valleys, trenches, troughs, terraces, fans, rises, bridges, escarpments) • Coral Reefs, Mangroves, Seagrass (new, integration in progress)
Bahamas Use Case - EEZs v. 9
Bahamas Use Case - Ecoregions MEOW PPOW
Bahamas Use Case - Marine Protected Areas
Bahamas Use Case - Geomorphic Features
Bahamas Use Case - UNEP-WCMC data (seagrass, reefs, mangroves)
Intersect Algorithm • User chooses a type of region for analysis (EEZ or Ecoregion) and selects a target region (for example: Bahamas Exclusive Economic Zones) • Algorithm retrieves bounding box of the target region and fetches all the spatial data (MPAs, features) based on the bounding box information • Features geospatial data is intersected with the boundaries of the target region of analysis (for example Bahamas Exclusive Economic Zones) and with all the MPAs in the region of analysis • The area for each intersections is calculated, and the results are organized in a. json or. csv file with areas of each input features (for example geomorphic features) in 1. the target region, 2. All MPAs in the target region, 3. each individual MPA in the target region
Intersect Algorithm – issue 1 • Overlapping MPAs -> incorrect ‘All MPAs’ area values
Intersect Algorithm – issue 2 • Geometry issues in the EEZ and WDPA geospatial data leading to errors The MPA analysis returned an error. . . GET Request 'https: //dataminercluster 1. d 4 science. org/wps/Web. Processing. Service? request=Execute&service= WPS&Version=1. 0. 0&lang=en. US&Identifier=org. gcube. dataanalysis. wps. statisticalmanager. synchserver. map pedclasses. transducerers. MPA_INTERSECT_V 2&gcube-token=4 c 1 eb 64 a 45 dc-46 df-89 b 6 -811 ed 0 f 9 ff 21843339462&Data. Inputs=area. Type=EEZ; area. Id=8456' failed!
Graphical User Interface 1. Map Explorer 2. Results 3. Report
Graphical User Interface – Map Explorer
Graphical User Interface – Results
Graphical User Interface – Map Explorer
Bahamas Use Case https: //imarine. d 4 science. org/group/protect edareaimpactmaps/data-explorer
The VRE itself • Data Miner, SAI, and Rstudio were added to the Protected Area Impact Maps VRE.
Bahamas Use Case
Mami Wata Project – Gabon PAIM VRE presented at an integrated Ocean Management workshop run by GRID-Arendal and the Abidjan Convention Regional Sea in Libreville, Gabon as part of the Mami Wata project. The workshop was attended by 30 experts representing 7 African countries and international organisations. The workshop discussed regional and country approaches to integrated ocean management, including state of marine environment reporting, identification of ecologically or biologically significant areas and marine spatial planning. The benefits of the PAIM VRE was highlighted in the context of supporting marine spatial planning in the region. The next phase of the project will support pilot projects on integrated ocean management in three countries in the region, capacity training on the use of the PAIM VRE will be incorporated into these pilot projects.
2017 Workplan • • • Integration of the Graphical User Interface in the VRE using the Public. Web. App. Portlet (#6139) (by next g. Cube release) Fixing algorithm/data issues so that it runs properly on all target regions both EEZ and Ecoregions (by mid April) Finalize the Graphical User Interface with proper data citations and attributions (by next TCom) Develop one or two new intersect algorithm accessible through Data Miner that allows user to analyze their own MPA network in context of existing data on the infrastructure (geomorphic features), data created through another VRE (e. g. : Aquaculture. Atlas. Generation VRE) or data uploaded to the infrastructure by the users themselves (by next TCom) Update the VRE front page and develop communication material (webinar, VRE tutorials PDF, explanatory video of the interface) (by end of July)