Particularly, this app is dedicated to researchers, technicians, stakeholders and policy makers directly involved in marine ecological monitoring programs, MSFD and its implementation. We chose to make available spatial outputs from complex studies since mapped products they are particularly engaging.
With this app, the user can select a specific site and get information about it using the maps: such as what available data (form physical properties of ecosystems to communities) there are, how many and which type of habitats, lists of indicators and links to relevant publications and reports. The app also allows the user to overlay different maps to gain data and information. For each of the areas covered by the maps, the app can link to related web pages of the Regional Sea Conventions and the EU. As researchers are one of the main target groups, the app will report contact information for the relevant data mangers (owners or those responsible for the data), to encourage further and future scientific collaboration. This app will point to the NEAT tool for integrative assessment developed by the project.