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Urban delineations 

UMZ

Urban morphological zones (UMZ) are defined by Corine land cover classes considered to contribute to the urban tissue and function

Time series: 1990, 2000, 2006

 

Update: 25 Apr 2007

Scale: 1:100,000

  

Land cover / land use

Dataset

Description

Coverage

Scale

CORINE Land Cover

 

A paneuropean database of land cover and land cover changes. Images acquired by earth observation satellites are used as the main source of data to derive land cover information.

Time series:

1990, 2000, 2006

Changes: 1990-2000, 2000 - 2006

 

 

 

Update: February 2010

Scale: 1:100,000; MMU = 25 ha

 

Dominant Land Cover Types

Dominant land cover types are defined by classification of the CORILIS layers into dominant classes. A land cover type is dominant in a point when its density value in that point is bigger than a threshold value.

 

 

Update: 11 Jul 2008

1 km2 grid

Green potential background

 

Agro-systems with pastures and/or mosaics of parcels, forests and other semi-natural or natural dry land, wetlands and water bodies are land cover types a priori favourable to nature. They may be or not designated and protected for their natural value. This Green Background Landscape is a natural asset in its own as well as an important component (with rivers) of the connectivity between areas of high ecological interest.

 

Update: 18 Jul 2008

1 km2 grid

Urban Atlas

Urban Atlas viewer

 

The Urban Atlas is providing pan-European comparable land use and land cover data for Large Urban Zones with more than 100.000 inhabitants as defined by the Urban Audit.

 

Update:13 Apr 2010

Scale: 1:10,000

 

 Soil

HR Soil sealing layer

Built-up and non built-up areas including continuous degree of soil sealing ranging from 0 - 100% in aggregated spatial resolution (100 x 100 m)

 

Update: 26 Jan 2010

Pixel size: 20 m

PESERA

Quantify soil erosion by water and assess its risk across Europe. based on the application, at 1 km resolution, of the PESERA/RDI model that estimates the rate of loss of soil material from hillsides. Sediment delivery through the river system is explicitly not taken into account, and the model assumes that most of the eroded material generally remains close to its source, with significant off-site effects generally confined to a local area.

 

Resoution: 1 km

  

Biodiversity

NATURA 2000 - EUNIS

The EUNIS Database provide information on protected sites in the frame of the Directives on Birds and Habitats.

 

Scale: 1:100,000; MMU = 25 ha

NATURILIS

Based on Natura 2000 and national CDDA datasets, it provides smoothed values of designated areas of high ecological value spatially distributed by 1km² grid. The buffers should reflect an influence which is proportional to the size and inversely proportional to the distance from the border of the designated area. This is the “potential in the neighbourhood” of designated areas.

 

1 km2 grid

  

Water

Ground water quality

 

Waterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, and on the quantity of Europe's water resources.

Data collected through the WISE-SoE data collection process are from statistically stratified monitoring stations and groundwater bodies and are comparable at the European level.

 

Point data

River quality

 

 

Point data

Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

 

The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive concerns the collection of data concerning the treatment and discharge of urban waste water from certain industrial sectors. The database contains data selected from the reporting of Member States as part of the UWWTD implementation.

 

Point data

 

Air

AirBase

A multi-annual time series of air quality data and their statistics for a representative selection of stations and for a number of pollutants: Arsenic, Benzene, Black smoke, Cadmium, Carbone monoxide, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Nitrogen dioxide, Nitrogen oxide, Ozone, Particulate matter (PM10), Sulphure dioxide, Total suspended particulate.

 

Point data

Interpolated air quality data

Interpolated maps showing air quality in Europe. The maps are derived from the measurement data at the stations in AirBase in combination with modelled output from EMEP and with other parameters.

 

10 km2 grid

E-PRTR

The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) is the new Europe-wide register that provides easily accessible key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The register contains data reported annually by some 24,000 industrial facilities covering 65 economic activities across Europe

 

Point data

 

 Noise

NOISE

 

Estimates the number of people exposed to noise according to the data provided by Member States under the frame of the Environmental Noise Directive. from I) airports; ii) roads, iii) railways; iv) industries; Data are available at city level (164 cities) and country level. Data source: Member States

City level

 

 Urban statistics - socio-economic and environmental data

Urban Audit

 

 

The Urban Audit is conducted by the Directorate-General for Regional Policy at the European Commission, in cooperation with EUROSTAT and the national statistical offices of EU25 plus Bulgaria and Romania. It contains almost 300 statistical indicators focused on on demography, society, economy, environment, transport, information society and leisure.

Time series: 1) 2003-2004, 258 cities; 2) 2006-2007, 321 cities.

 

City level

Urban perception survey

Parallel to the Urban Audit data collection, in December 2006 and again in November 2009, a perception survey was conducted in 75 cities in the EU-27 and 5 cities in Turkey and Croatia. In random telephone interviews, 500 citizens in each city were asked about their perception of various aspects of the quality of life in "their" city.

city level

 

Climate

ECA&D The European Climate Assessment & Dataset (ECA&D) presents information on changes in weather and climate extremes, as well as the daily dataset needed to monitor and analyse these extremes. ECA&D is initiated by the European Climate Support Network ECSN and supported by the Network of European Meteorological Services EUMETNET.   local and regional level

European Database of Vulnerabilities to Natural Hazards (EVDAB)

The European Database of Vulnerabilities (EVDAB) for urban areas is compiled by the Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit of the Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability (JRC - IES). EVDAB focuses on 305 urban areas across the continent and collects and integrates relevant datasets for the identification and the evaluation of key vulnerabilities to weather driven hazards.

 

City level


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