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HELCOM/OSPAR Ballast water observations
HELCOM/OSPAR Joint Ballast Water Exemptions Decision Support Tool: HELCOM and OSPAR, 2020.
Contact: Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) ; OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

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This dataset includes the data used in in the HELCOM/OSPAR Ballast Water Exemptions Decision Support Tool. This tool was developed in 2013 based on the overall IMO framework, the 21 Baltic and North-East Atlantic coastal states and the EU. It allows user to define 'low risk' routes, as well as other necessary steps in granting exemptions under regulation A-4 of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC)

Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Ballast water, Invasive species, OSPAR Joint Assessment and Monitoring Programme, EurOBIS calculated BBOX

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -15,4213; MinLat: 28,1286 - MaxLong: 27,1669; MaxLat: 63,8603 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
20 June 2012 - 19 September 2019

Practical salinity of the water body by computation using UNESCO 1983 algorithm [BODC]

Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)data provider
OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlanticdata provider

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2021-11-30
Information last updated: 2023-03-02
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