Work Package 2 was the data and visualisation element of the VALMER project. Its overall aim was to establish a regional view of the data required to undertake an accurate valuation of marine and coastal ecosystem services. By establishing a cross-Channel working group of data and IT experts, the work package developed working practices and IT applications to facilitate data collation and analysis by VALMER partners and ensure future dissemination of work package and case study outputs to those responsible for governance and management.
Action 2.1: Establish Data Working Group
This action established a Data Working Group to link relevant INTERREG projects (including PANACHE) to ensure synergy and reduce overlap in data support. The Data Working Group met to identify and share best practice, as identified by partners’ experts, for spatial data management.
The deliverable from this action was a best practice exchange and recommendations report:
Action 2.2: Develop INSPIRE compliant geospatial data repository
This action supported the development and maintenance of a single INSPIRE compliant hub for geospatial data (in cooperation with PANACHE). This allows a regional view of data available for valuing marine and coastal ecosystem services to be identified. Through a ‘gap analysis’ data required (but currently unavailable) for ecosystem valuations was identified. All data stored in the repository is compliant with national drivers, tools and requirements.
The deliverable from this action was a geospatial data hub:
Action 2.3: Development of a geospatial web service
This action focused on the development and maintenance of a unified INSPIRE compliant geospatial data view and download service suitable for both VALMER and PANACHE. The geospatial web service is based on an adapted DASSH and Sextant Geoserver installation.
The deliverable from this action was a geospatial web service: