Nationally designated areas (CDDA)

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Created 10 Sep 2018 Published 12 Nov 2018 Last modified 29 Nov 2018
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The European inventory of nationally designated areas holds information about protected areas and the national legislative instruments, which directly or indirectly create protected areas.

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CDDA dataset

The dataset contains data on individual nationally Designated Areas and corresponding Protected Site spatial features in EEA member and collaborating countries.

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DesignatedArea (110709 records)

Contains information on nationally designated sites and designated boundaries reported through CDDA data collection as Type2 data, with addition of selected elements from corresponding features from Protected Site (Type1) data.

Element nameElement definitionValue definitionsShapefile alias
cddaId Unique record identifier within the CDDA data base for nationally designated areas.

The CDDA ID is identical to the WDPA ID and reused in the World Data base on Protected Areas (WDPA).
nationalId The unique record identifier for the site in the national database on designated areas.
cddaCountryCode Code of the reporting country. see Vocabulary
cddaRegionCode Code of the reporting entity, being country, autonomous or overseas region or community, or other territory (e.g. overseas entities as Outermost Regions or Overseas Countries and Territories). see Vocabulary
siteName Name of the Protected Site feature.
legalFoundationDate Year value extracted from the date when the Protected Site was legally created.
designatedAreaType This element indicates whether the spatial object is a designated site or a designated boundary.

The concept "designated boundary" is conceived with the purpose of providing countries with the opportunity to report information about designated areas that are not protected sites in the classical sense but where the areas are still provided with durable protection for flora and fauna.

Examples of designated boundaries could be sets of areas are under general protection because of the occurrence of a specific habitat type (this could be raised bogs, specific meadow types, etc) or where sets of areas are owned and managed with the purpose of improving conditions for habitat types and species (e.g. owned by certain NGOs).
see Vocabulary
designationTypeCode Designation types classify designations by certain common characteristics, such as statutory status, purpose of the protected area, conservation objectives and the related restrictions of use or management measures.

The designation type code list is a sequential list with definitions from the sub-national, national, regional or international level.

The national designation type codes are used in the Nationally designated areas (CDDA) reporting, in the Natura 2000 Standard Data Form and in the Emerald Standard Data Form.

The regional and international designation type codes are related to regional or international legislation such as Natura 2000, Bern Convention, Barcelona Convention or World Heritage Sites or Ramsar sites.
see Vocabulary
iucnCategory IUCN protected area management categories (2008) classify protected areas according to their management objectives. The categories are recognised by international bodies such as the United Nations and by many national governments as the global standard for defining and recording protected areas and as such are increasingly being incorporated into government legislation.

https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-areas/about/protected-area-categories
see Vocabulary
siteArea Surface area in hectares (ha).
majorEcosystemType The major ecosystem type can be: marine, marine and terrestrial (incl. freshwater) or terrestrial (incl. freshwater). see Vocabulary
marineAreaPercentage Percentage of the total area of marine ecosystems in the designated area.
spatialDataDissemination Code for instructions to EEA regarding dissemination of geographical data (boundaries or coordinates). see Vocabulary
spatialResolutionCode Codes for spatial resolution of dataset from which geographical data for this feature (boundaries, coordinates) has been derived. see Vocabulary
PSlocalId The PSlocalId is mirroring one of the three components of the INSPIRE ID: the localId. The PSlocalId is unique within the PSnamespace, in the same way as the ProtectedSite localId is unique within the ProtectedSite namespace.
PSnamespace The PSnamespace is mirroring one of the three components of the INSPIRE ID: the namespace. The PS Namespace uniquely identifies (copies) the data source of the Protected Site spatial object in .
PSversionId The PSversionId is mirroring one of the three components of the INSPIRE ID: the versionId. This element provides the life cycle information of the Protected Site spatial object.
remark Remarks about the designated area record.
metadata_versionId Unique metadata identifier of version of the feature or record. Url that points either to the source of the reported data or to a page providing information on the data origin.
metadata_beginLifeSpanVersion Datetime when feature or record was created. In case of reported data it's the release of the respective CDR envelope.
metadata_statusCode Status of the feature or record regarding its registration. valid: accepted and valid reported feature or record;
experimental: derived feature or record, e.g. legacy record converted to the new structure by EEA
metadata_featureStatus Status of the feature or record regarding its reliability. A: Normal feature or record;
U: Feature or record with lower reliability;
V: Unvalidated feature or record
metadata_statements Aditional information or statements regarding the reliability of the feature or record.
id Unique identifier of the record in the EEA CDDA database.

 

ProtectedSite (110599 records)

Contains selected information, including the geometry, on spatial object of INSPIRE protected sites reported through CDDA data collection as Type1 data, with addition of selected elements from corresponding records from Designated Area (Type2) data.



Protected sites, where dissemination of spatial data has been restricted by reporting country, are not present in the dataset.

Element nameElement definitionValue definitionsShapefile alias
cddaId Unique record identifier within the CDDA data base for nationally designated areas.

The CDDA ID is identical to the WDPA ID and reused in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA).
cddaId
cddaCountryCode Code of the reporting country. see Vocabulary cddaCntrCd
cddaRegionCode Code of the reporting entity, being country, autonomous or overseas region or community, or other territory (e.g. overseas entities as Outermost Regions or Overseas Countries and Territories). see Vocabulary cddaRegCd
siteName Name of the Protected Site feature. siteName
legalFoundationDate Year value extracted from the date when the Protected Site was legally created. legFDate
localId One of the three components of INSPIRE ID. The localId is unique within the namespace. localId
namespace One of the three components of INSPIRE ID. The namespace uniquely identifies the data source of the ProtectedSite spatial object. namespace
versionId One of the three components of the INSPIRE ID. This element provides the life cycle information of the ProtectedSite spatial object. versionId
metadata_versionId Unique metadata identifier of version of the feature or record. Url that points either to the source of the reported data or to a page providing information on the data origin. mdVersId
metadata_beginLifeSpanVersion Datetime when feature or record was created. In case of reported data it's the release of the respective CDR envelope. mdBgLfSpV
metadata_statusCode Status of the feature or record regarding its registration. valid: accepted and valid reported feature or record;
experimental: derived feature or record, e.g. legacy record converted to the new structure by EEA
mdStatCode
metadata_featureStatus Status of the feature or record regarding its reliability. A: Normal feature or record;
U: Feature or record with lower reliability;
V: Unvalidated feature or record
mdFeatStat
metadata_statements Aditional information or statements regarding the reliability of the feature or record. mdStatemnt
geomType Geometry type of the spatial feature as identified by FME software. geomType
GEOM Geometry of the spatial object.
id Unique identifier of the feature in the EEA CDDA database. id

Additional information

Dataset definition

Definition of the dataset

Documentation

The European CDDA 2018 data evaluation report by ETC/BD presents results from the dataset production, of quality tests and selected statistics of the country deliveries.

Metadata

Additional information

The Nationally designated areas inventory (CDDA) was formerly known as the Common Database on Designated Areas. The CDDA data is delivered by each country as spatial information (Type 1) and thematic information (Type 2).

The inventory began in 1995 under the CORINE programme of the European Commission. The CDDA is now an agreed annual Eionet core data flow maintained by the European Environment Agency (EEA) with support from the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD). The dataset is used by the EEA and e.g. the UNEP-WCMC for their main European and global assessments, products and services.

The CDDA is the official source of protected area information from the 39 European countries to the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA).

The CDDA data can be queried online in the European Nature Information System (EUNIS).

Geographical coverage of GIS vector boundary data: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

EEA does not have permission to distribute some or all sites reported by Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Turkey.

 
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