Title: eSpecies. An e-service for mapping species
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC87766
ISBN: 978-92-79-35460-1 (print); 978-92-79-35459-5 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print); 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 26505
OPOCE LB-NA-26505-EN-C (print); LB-NA-26505-EN-N (online)
URI: http://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
DOI: 10.2788/73078
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) is conceived as a set of distributed Critical Biodiversity Informatics Infrastructures (databases, web modelling services, broadcasting services, ...) combined with interoperable web services to provide a large variety of end-users including park managers, decision-makers and researchers with means to assess, monitor and possibly forecast the state and pressure of protected areas at local, regional and global scale. In particular, the DOPA aims to • provide the best available material (data, indicators, models) agreed on by contributing institutions which can serve for establishing baselines for research and reporting (i.e. Protected Planet Report, National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, …); • provide free analytical tools to support the discovery, access, exchange and execution of web services (databases and modelling) designed to generate the best available material but also for research purposes, decision making and capacity building activities for conservation; • provide an interoperable and, as much as possible, open source framework to allow institutions to get their own means to assess, monitor and forecast the state and pressure of protected areas and help these to further engage with the organizations hosting critical biodiversity informatics infrastructures. It is the purpose of this document to introduce the readers to eSpecies, the component of the DOPA providing the services focusing on the delivery of species information and products on a 1 km grid at the global scale. In particular, the readers will find here the necessary instruction to access and use our services as well as some information about the possible uses and limitations of the proposed products and services
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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