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ELF Protected Sites (PS) is one of 12 themes in the European Location Project (ELF). The purpose of ELF is to create harmonised cross-border, cross-theme and cross-resolution pan-European reference data from national contributions. The goal is to provide INSPIRE-compliant data for Europe. A description of the ELF (European Location Project) is here: http://www.elfproject.eu/content/overview. Encoding: INSPIRE version 4
Vinsamlega hafið samband við Umhverfisstofnun vegna nánari upplýsinga.
The Corine Land Cover datasets CLC2000, CLC2006and CLC change 2000-2006 are produced within the frame of the GMES land monitoringproject.Corine Land Cover (CLC) provides consistent information on land cover and land cover changes across Europe. This inventory was initiated in 1985 (reference year 1990) and established a time series of land cover information with updates in 2000 and 2006.CLC products are based on photointerpretation of satellite images by national teams of participating countries - the EEA member and cooperating countries – following a standard methodology and nomenclature with the following base parameters: 44 classes in the hierarchical three level Corine nomenclature; minimum mapping unit (MMU) for status layers is 25 hectares; minimum width of linear elements is 100 metres; minimum mapping unit (MMU) for Land Cover Changes (LCC) for the change layers is 5 hectares. The resulting national land cover inventories are further integrated into a seamless land cover map of Europe.Land cover and land use (LCLU) information is important not only for land change research, but also more broadly for the monitoring of environmental change, policy support, the creation of environmental indicators and reporting. CLC datasets provide important datasets supporting the implementation of key priority areas of the Environment Action Programmes of the European Union as protecting ecosystems, halting the loss of biological diversity, tracking the impacts of climate change, assessing developments in agriculture and implementing the EU Water Framework Directive, among others.More about the Corine Land Cover (CLC) and Copernicus land monitoring data in general can be found at http://land.copernicus.eu/.
Útbreiðsla landsela (Phoca vitulina) og talningagögn 1980-2018. Útbreiðsla útsela (Halichoerus grypus) og talningagögn 1982-2017. [Seal haul-outs around Iceland]. Fjögur flákalög sem sýna kortlagningu 430 landselslátra á 93 talningasvæðum (ni_d25v_landselir_1980_2018_selalatur_fl, ni_d25v_landselir_1980_2018_talningarsvaedi_fl) og 86 útselslátra á 19 talningasvæðum (ni_d25v_utselir_1982_2017_selalautur_fl, ni_d25v_utselir_1982_2017_talningarsvaedi_fl). Talningagögn segja til um fjölda sela á hverju talningasvæði. Selir eru taldir á nokkurra ára fresti og gefur ágæta mynd af breytingum í stofnstærð og umfangi selalátra. Landselir eru taldir síðsumars en útselir að hausti. Nánari skýringar á aðferðum við selatalningar og stofnmat er að finna í Fjölriti 56. Látur eru strandsvæði sem selir leita á til að kæpa, sinna uppeldi kópa, hafa feldskipti og hvílast. Orðið selalátur vísar hér til smæstu samfelldu spildanna þar sem selir halda til. Talningasvæði er aftur á móti víðtækara safnheiti sem oftast nær yfir mörg smærri selalátur. Nákvæmni kortlagningu selalátra miðast við mælikvarða 1:25.000, en nákvæmni talningasvæða er um 1:250.000. [General overview of the seal haul-out locations around Iceland for harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus). The harbour seal population has been monitored with direct counts (aerial censuses) since 1980 and the grey seal population since 1982. Both feature classes 'latur' show the haul-outs (Icelandic: látur) for each species. The haul-outs are grouped into counting zones (Icelandic: talningarsvæði) and both feature classes 'talningarsvaedi' show the associated population counts.] .
Riparian zones represent transitional areas occurring between land and freshwater ecosystems, characterised by distinctive hydrology, soil and biotic conditions and strongly influenced by the stream water. They provide a wide range of riparian functions (e.g. chemical filtration, flood control, bank stabilization, aquatic life and riparian wildlife support, etc.) and ecosystem services. The Riparian Zones products support the objectives of several European legal acts and policy initiatives, such as the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, the Habitats and Birds Directives and the Water Framework Directive. Green Linear Elements (GLE) are ecologically significant, structural landscape elements which act as important dispersion vectors of biodiversity. GLEs comprise hedgerows and lines of trees and offer a wide range of ecosystem services: they are linked to both landscape richness and fragmentation of habitats, with a direct potential for restoration, and contribute also to hazard protection. Green linear elements form part of the Green Infrastructure and are specifically addressed in the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020. The GLE product provides reliable and detailed geospatial information on the occurrence and spatial distribution of: Small linear vegetation features such as hedgerows, scrub and tree rows with a minimum length of 100m and a width of up to 10m; Isolated patches of trees and scrub with a size between 500 m² and 0.5 ha. Green linear elements including trees and hedgerows with 100m minimum length and 500 m² Minimum Mapping Unit (MMU)
Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður var formlega stofnaður 7. júní 2008, en lög um hann tóku gildi 1. maí 2007. Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður er langstærsti þjóðgarður Íslands, 14.703 km2. Þjóðgarðurinn var samþykktur á heimsminjaskrá UNESCO 5. júlí 2019. Skráin sýnir mörk Vatnajökulsþjóðgarðs eftir stækkun hans 10. ágúst 2019. Mörkin eru teiknuð í samræmi við reglugerð um Vatnajökulsþjóðgarð, nr. 608/2008 og þær sjö breytingar á henni sem tengjast þjóðgarðsmörkum. Nýjasta viðbótin er svæði við og í Jökulsárgljúfrum. Sá fyrirvari er á gögnunum að ef það er misræmi milli gagnanna og texta í reglugerð, þá gildir reglugerðartextinn. Vatnajökull National Park was founded on June 7th 2008, although the act on Vatnajökull National Park was entered into force on May 1st 2007. It is the largest national park in Iceland by far, 14,703 km2. Vatnajökull National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 5th 2019. The boundary of Vatnajökull National Park, after its latest expansion on August 10th 2019. The boundary is drawn in accordance to regulation on Vatnajökull National Park, No 608/2008, and its seven amendments which have changed the boundary. The latest addition is a small area in and around Jökulsárgljúfur. Disclaimer: If there is a difference between the data and the regulation text, then the regulation text applies.
Hydrography (HY) Iceland is one of 12 themes in the European Location Project (ELF). The purpose of ELF is to create harmonised cross-border, cross-theme and cross-resolution pan-European reference data from national contributions. The goal is to provide INSPIRE-compliant data for Europe. A description of the ELF (European Location Project) is here: http://www.elfproject.eu/content/overview Encoding: INSPIRE version 4
ELF Transport Networks (TN) Iceland is one of 12 themes in the European Location Project (ELF). The purpose of ELF is to create harmonised cross-border, cross-theme and cross-resolution pan-European reference data from national contributions. The goal is to provide INSPIRE-compliant data for Europe. A description of the ELF (European Location Project) is here: http://www.elfproject.eu/content/overview. The transport layer contains both line and polygons. The linelayer shows the transport network but the polygon layer contains the airports. Encoding: INSPIRE version 4
Administrative Units (AU) is one of 12 themes in the European Location Project (ELF). The purpose of ELF is to create harmonised cross-border, cross-theme and cross-resolution pan-European reference data from national contributions. The goal is to provide INSPIRE compliant data for Europe. A description of the ELF (European Location Project) is here: http://www.elfproject.eu/content/overview Encoding: INSPIRE version 4
The high resolution forest product consists of three types of (status) products and additional change products. The status products are available for the 2012 and 2015 reference years: 1. Tree cover density providing level of tree cover density in a range from 0-100% 2. Dominant leaf type providing information on the dominant leaf type: broadleaved or coniferous 3. A Forest type product. The forest type product allows to get as close as possible to the FAO forest definition. In its original (20m) resolution it consists of two products: 1) a dominant leaf type product that has a MMU of 0.5 ha, as well as a 30% tree cover density threshold applied, and 2) a support layer that maps, based on the dominant leaf type product, trees under agricultural use and in urban context (derived from CLC and high resolution imperviousness 2009 data). For the final 100m product trees under agricultural use and urban context from the support layer are removed. The high resolution forest change products comprise a simple tree cover density change product for 2012-2015 (% increase or decrease of real tree cover density changes). A verification of the Dominant Leaf Type layer was performed by the National Land Survey of Iceland during autumn of 2018 and the data and resulting report are made available on the NLSI websites.