Green and Blue lnfrastructure (GBl). Best solution: baseline and EBM scenarios

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Last Updated August 8, 2018, 12:43 (Europe/Berlin)
Created July 27, 2018, 14:51 (Europe/Berlin)
Language Eng
Abstract This dataset contains the best solutions obtained from applying a systematic spatial planning tool (Marxan with Zones; Watts et al., 2009) to identify two different Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBl) designs. (1) A baseline scenario considering the current status and distribution of biodiversity and ES in the study area and (2) a second scenario where the restoration of degraded habitats using an Ecosystem-Based Management approach is incorporated in the design of the GBl. Specifically, the outcome of the scenario including EBMs was a GBI that prioritized potential restoration areas for the investment in EBM measures to reach the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 target 2 (i.e., restoring at least 15 % of degraded ecosystems by 2020). GBl is shown as a network of connected planning units.
Resource type Spatial dataset
Spatial representation type vector
License CC-BY-4.0
Classification Environment
Creation date 2018-06-25
Publication date 2018-07-27
Last revision date 2018-06-25
INSPIRE theme Area management - restriction - regulation zones - reporting units
Free keywords Green and Blue Infrastructure, Ecosystem Based Management, scenarios, planning units, network, zoning, best solution
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Temporal date 2018-07-27
Lineage This dataset resulted from the analysis of several sources. For more information please, see Barbosa et al. in press.
Responsible party Organisation: IOC-UNESCO
Role: Point of Contact
Related publications **Barbosa, A., Martín, B., Hermoso, V., Arévalo-Torres, J., Barbière, J., Martínez-López, J., Domisch, S., Langhans, S.D., Balbi, S., Villa, F., Delacámara, G., Teixeira, H., Nogueira, A.J.A., Lillebø, A.I., Gil-Jiménez, Y., Iglesias-Campos, A. in press. An Ecosystem-Based Management Approach for the spatial planning of Green and Blue Infrastructure at the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean: Andalusia (Spain) – Morocco. STOTEN **Watts, M. E., Ball, I. R., Stewart, R. S., Klein, C. J., Wilson, K., Steinback, C., … Possingham, H. P. (2009a). Marxan with Zones: Software for optimal conservation based land- and sea-use zoning. Environmental Modelling and Software. ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Projections WGS 84 -- EPSG-4326
Spatial extent - North 36.97
Spatial extent - South 34.8
Spatial extent - East -4.68
Spatial extent - West -5.84

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Political boundaries: GAUL 2015, © FAO Statistics Division.