Nationally designated areas (CDDA)
EEA has during 2012 and as part of preparing the “Protected Areas in Europe” report 2012, discovered a gap in the data contained within the CDDA. The gap is in regard to the nationally designated marine areas, which seems to be lacking a number of national site designations.
The CDDA 2013 call have additional focus on nationally designated marine areas not otherwise reported under the Natura 2000 Directives or under other international agreements e.g. under the Regional Sea Conventions. The process has been further elaborated in the Commission paper “Marine protected areas under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive” as agreed at the Marine Expert Group meeting on 6th November 2012.
The Nationally designated areas data set is described and analysed in this recent publication from the European Environment Agency.
The CDDA is a key data set of the European indicator on protected areas. The key policy question is: What measures are being taken to ensure the in situ conservation of biodiversity components?
The Eionet priority data flows identify a set of agreed, stable, well-defined objectives to provide a focus for countries when they are putting procedures in place for regular reporting.
The objective of the Eionet priority data flows is to encourage countries towards better performance through “compétition amicale” concentrating on praise for achievements rather than blame for failures.
The Data Dictionary contains detailed information on the content, format and structure of a data set.
The data set is published through the EEA data service.
Technical workshop on ongoing quality improvement programme for the CDDA
Follow up session regarding national designations