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insidestories Looking for Groundwater or Aquifer Maps for whole of EU like this one done by UK - Does EEA have anything like this? Which individual Member States have? Doing Research for ethical and challenging future ecological requirements. Thanks for any help in this direction

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Apr 30, 2012 02:29 PM

aniskasa Dear all,

I would like to inform you about a dreadful application that has been placed just recently in Finland.

The Saimaa ringed seal is an extremely endangered species, living only in the lake Saimaa in Finland, nowhere else in the world. One of the biggest threats to the species is under-ice fishing with nets during the spring time, when the baby seals are born and too weak to survive from entangling in the nets.

There are some 260 individuals in the whole world, for more information see

In the application, the local fishers apply for permit to start under ice fishing this spring in 23 regions in the lake Saimaa. According to the local environmental protection organization, even placing such an application is a demonstration of total disregard towards the seals and their extinction from this planet. Even the local residents and summer cottage owners agree that the species should be saved, even if it means that they are not allowed to fish using nets for a time period that is only a few months every year. It is only the inexplicable carelessness and total lack of environmental interest of a few parties that cause most of the threat to the seals.

The application is processed in the finnish Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment on 29th of March, or in two days.

EU has previously pointed out the the actions Finland has taken in order to protect and save the species from extinction are not sufficient enough. I'm asking you to use all your power to contact the above mentioned centre and try to influence their decision making in this matter before it is too late for the Saimaa ringed seal.

Best Regards,

Arttu Niskasaari

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Mar 28, 2012 09:39 AM

fredericobarreira Hello,

I have downloaded data for Portugal’s GHG emissions from your website:
- ETS emissions (verified emissions)[…]/emissions-trading-viewer
- Total emissions (sectors 1-7, excluding 5. LULUCF)[…]/greenhouse-gases-viewer

Regarding the collected data I would appreciate your help clarifying the following questions:
1) I determined the non-ETS emissions subtracting the ETS emissions to Total emissions. Is this approach correct? I would like to obtain a similar chart to the one you provide for the EU-15:[…]/ets-and-non-ets-emission

2) The Kyoto Protocol target for Portugal is +27% vs. 1990 total emissions. Considering the 1990 figure provided by your website (59,4 MtCO2), I obtain a target of 75,5 MtCO2. There’s a slightly difference compared to the official figure of 76,4 MtCO2. Can you please help me understanding the reason of this difference?

3) A similar situation occurs with the target for the non-ETS target for 2020 (+1% vs. 2005). Using EEA’s data I obtain a target of 50,0 MtCO2 (1,01 x (Total emissions – ETS emissions)2005). The official target refers 48,4 MtCO2. Is there any reason for this difference?

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,
Frederico Barreira

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Mar 14, 2012 10:41 AM

Hanz Hello, I try to find Corine Land Cover 1990 vector data, something similar to:[…]-seamless-vector-database-3 I am interested in total area of non-irrigated arable land in the Czech Republic. But I not not able to find these Corine data for 1990. Is it free to download? Thanks in advance.

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Feb 22, 2012 03:55 PM