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Nationally designated areas (CDDA)

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The European inventory of nationally designated areas holds information about protected sites and about the national legislative instruments, which directly or indirectly create protected areas

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CDDA (5 tables)

The dataset contains data on individual nationally designated sites and designations in EEA member and collaborating countries.

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List of National Designations (CDDA_v9_designations, 690 records)

List of national designations with references to laws and number and total area of sites per designation.

Field nameDefinitionNotedata type
PARENT_ISO ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the reporting country parent country text(3)
ISO3 ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the country where the data originate from recognizes also country territories and autonomous countries in political communities with other, parent countries. text(3)
DESIG_ABBR National designation type code. text(5)
Category

National designation type category.

text(1)
Odesignate Title of the designation in original language. text(100)
Designate Title of the designation in English. text(100)
Law Reference to the legal text covering the designation. memo
Lawreference Reference to the Official Journal where the law was published. Can be empty for category C designations. memo
Agency Address of the administrative authority responsible for the designation. memo
Number Number of sites for this designation that is present in the CDDA sites table. long
Total_Area Total area in hectares covered by sites with this designation assigned. double
Remark Remarks concerning the designation memo

Spatial coverage of protected areas not defined as sites (CDDA_v9_designation_boundaries, 79 records)

A list of digital boundaries of protected areas not defined as sites. Provides information on resolution of source material from which the boundary has been derived. Instructs EEA regarding dissemination of boundaries.

Field nameDefinitionNotedata type
PARENT_ISO ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the reporting country parent country text(3)
ISO3 ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the country where the data originate from recognizes also country territories and autonomous countries in political communities with other, parent countries. text(3)
DESIG_ABBR National designation type code. text(5)
CDDA_Availability_code Availability of boundaries 00 - Boundaries not available, 01 - Boundaries reported to EEA, 02 - Boundaries under preparation, 03 - Boundaries not relevant for analysis at European scale. Point or line feature. text(2)
CDDA_Resolution_code Code for spatial resolution of dataset from which geographical data for this feature (boundaries, coordinates) has been derived. 01 - Unknown, 02 - Smaller than 1:1 000 000, 03 - Between 1:250 000 and 1:1 000 000, 04 - Between 1:100 000 and 1:250 000, 05 - More then 1:100 000 text(2)
CDDA_Dissemination_code Code for spatial resolution of dataset from which geographical data for this feature (boundaries, coordinates) has been derived. 01 - Vector data can be published for this feature, 02 - Public dissemination restricted to presence/absence in European raster dataset, 03 - Public dissemination restricted to European scale maps, 04 - Dissemination to CDDA partner institutions (WCMP and CoE) for their internal use only. Other interested parties should contact national representative, 05 - No dissemination by EEA. Interested parties should contact national representative text(2)

Sites data (CDDA_v9_sites, 100400 records)

Main information (name, location, area, IUCN category etc) on each individual designated area at national level.

Field nameDefinitionNotedata type
SITE_CODE Unique record identifier for nationally designated areas long
SITE_CODE_NAT National site code Unique record identifier in the national source database text(30)
PARENT_ISO ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the reporting country parent country text(3)
ISO3 ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the country where the data originate from recognizes also country territories and autonomous countries in political communities with other, parent countries. text(3)
DESIG_ABBR National designation type code. text(5)
Site_name Name of the site in local language text(120)
Site_area Surface area of site in hectares single
IUCNCAT IUCN management category http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/pa/pa_products/wcpa_categories/ text(3)
NUTS Water Quantity: The lowest possible level code of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS1, NUTS2 or NUTS3) in which the geographical entity is located. text(5)
Year Year of establishment - the year the site was first time designated long
Last_leg_chng_year Year of last legal change. long
Last_leg_chng_code Code of last legal change. text(2)
LAT International geographical latitude (y) co-ordinate in decimal degrees format. decimal
LON International geographical longitude (x) co-ordinate in decimal degrees format. decimal
CDDA_Coordinates_code Code for derivation of tabular coordinates of sites. 00 - Unknown, 01 - National calculation, 02 - Calculated by EEA from reported boundary data text(2)
CDDA_Resolution_code Code for spatial resolution of dataset from which geographical data for this feature (boundaries, coordinates) has been derived. 01 - Unknown, 02 - Smaller than 1:1 000 000, 03 - Between 1:250 000 and 1:1 000 000, 04 - Between 1:100 000 and 1:250 000, 05 - More then 1:100 000 text(2)
CDDA_Dissemination_code Code for spatial resolution of dataset from which geographical data for this feature (boundaries, coordinates) has been derived. 01 - Vector data can be published for this feature, 02 - Public dissemination restricted to presence/absence in European raster dataset, 03 - Public dissemination restricted to European scale maps, 04 - Dissemination to CDDA partner institutions (WCMP and CoE) for their internal use only. Other interested parties should contact national representative, 05 - No dissemination by EEA. Interested parties should contact national representative text(2)
Notes Remarks about the site record memo

Site boundaries (CDDA_v9_site_boundaries, 97408 records)

Information whether digital boundaries have been provided for the reported sites. Provides also information on resolution of source material from which the boundary has been derived. Instructs EEA regarding dissemination of boundaries.

Field nameDefinitionNotedata type
SITE_CODE Unique record identifier for nationally designated areas long
SITE_CODE_NAT National site code Unique record identifier in the national source database text(30)
PARENT_ISO ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the reporting country parent country text(3)
ISO3 ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the country where the data originate from recognizes also country territories and autonomous countries in political communities with other, parent countries. text(3)
CDDA_Availability_code Availability of boundaries 00 - Boundaries not available, 01 - Boundaries reported to EEA, 02 - Boundaries under preparation, 03 - Boundaries not relevant for analysis at European scale. Point or line feature. text(2)
CDDA_Resolution_code Code for spatial resolution of dataset from which geographical data for this feature (boundaries, coordinates) has been derived. 01 - Unknown, 02 - Smaller than 1:1 000 000, 03 - Between 1:250 000 and 1:1 000 000, 04 - Between 1:100 000 and 1:250 000, 05 - More then 1:100 000 text(2)
CDDA_Dissemination_code Code for spatial resolution of dataset from which geographical data for this feature (boundaries, coordinates) has been derived. 01 - Vector data can be published for this feature, 02 - Public dissemination restricted to presence/absence in European raster dataset, 03 - Public dissemination restricted to European scale maps, 04 - Dissemination to CDDA partner institutions (WCMP and CoE) for their internal use only. Other interested parties should contact national representative, 05 - No dissemination by EEA. Interested parties should contact national representative text(2)

National overview of area protected (CDDA_v9_national_overview, 74 records)

National indicators for amount of national territory that is protected.

Field nameDefinitionNotedata type
PARENT_ISO ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the reporting country parent country text(3)
ISO3 ISO ALPHA-3 code (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm) of the country where the data originate from recognizes also country territories and autonomous countries in political communities with other, parent countries. text(3)
Category National designation type category text(10)
Major_ecosystem Major ecosystem text(20)
Total_area Areas protected within specified boundaries and areas protected by the designation of the particular habitat. decimal
Reference_year Time reference for area long
Publication_title Document or indicator where total area was published if available. text(255)
Publication_url URL of document or indicator where total area was published if available. memo
Methodology_type Code describing method that was used to calculate the total area. 00 - unknown, 01 - Official GIS, 02 - Other GIS (from research project, ...), 03 - Expert judgement text(2)
Methodology_reference_title Documentation of methodology used. text(255)
Methodology_reference_url URL of documentation of methodology used to calculate the total area. memo
Remark Optional free text comment. memo

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Additional information

QA documentation

Quality asssesment and control reports present results of quality tests performed by the EEA and the ETC-BD on top of the national CDDA data. The ETC-BD assesment is more focused on geographical data and on their relation with tabular data.

Metadata

Additional information

The inventory began under the CORINE programme. It is now maintained for EEA by the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity and is annually updated through Eionet. EEA provides the European inventory of nationally designated areas to the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) and to Eurostat. The nationally designated areas data can also be queried online in the European Nature Information System (EUNIS). The inventory is the national module of the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) which also includes information on areas designated under European Community legislation and areas designated under international conventions. A poster describing the CDDA is available at: http://biodiversity-chm.eea.europa.eu/information/document/EEA/1082987029.
This information is from the European Common Database on Designated Areas established and managed collaboratively by the European Environment Agency, the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the Council of Europe, based on data provided by national sources
Geographical coverage GIS vector boundary data: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. EEA does not have permission to distribute some or all sites reported by Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Turkey. Copyright has to be mentioned for Estonia (Estonian Environmental Register 22.02.2011. On-line resource linkage: www.keskkonnainfo.ee) and Finland (©Finnish Environment Institute, 2011).

 

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