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MESH workshop: Use of habitat maps for spatial planning and environmental management

Location: Galway, Ireland
Event Type: Workshop
Event Date: 2006-09-27    

Event Description:
MESH (Mapping European Seabed Habitats) is an international marine habitat mapping programme supported by the EU INTERREG IIIB fund. MESH aims to produce seabed habitat maps for north-west Europe, and to develop internationsal standards and protocols for seabed mapping studies.

A major [function] of the MESH project is to demonstrate the political, economical and environmental value of marine habitat maps for regional/spatial planning to achieve sustainable marine resource management in the Northwest Europe INTERREG-IIIB area. To this end, each country is organising a workshop to communicate results from the project to-date, to actively seek feedback from those involved in habitat/marine resource mapping and planning and to plan for the future of MESH beyond 2007.

Contact email:

Event programme:
The Irish workshop will
  • promote the aims and scope of the MESH project

  • demonstrate the value of seabed maps generally, and theoutputs of MESH to-date specifically

  • provide a forum for exchange of information, experience and identification of needs between those producing habitat maps and the spatial planners and managers using them

  • gain feedback from end-users on the features they require from marine habitat maps and from MESH outputs, including the MESH webGIS maps online service

  • The provisional programme for the workshop can be downloaded here

    Collaborators and organisers:

    Website url:

    Registration form: 

    Registration fee: 20 €

    Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

    Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

    MarBEF supported event: No

    Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

    Maximum number of participants: 

    External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

    Posted by vandepitte_leen on 2006-08-02 and approved by webmaster