This dataset is an output of KIP INCA. It describes the potential (ES Potential) of land to support outdoor recreation on a daily basis (requiring short distance movement to reach a recreational area).
Outdoor recreation is a cultural ecosystem service that includes all physical and intellectual interactions with biota, ecosystems, land-/seascapes.
Outdoor recreation potential is assessed based on the contribution of ecosystems to offer recreation opportunities (ecosystem-based potential) but also on other human inputs. The ecosystem-based potential depends on the ecosystem properties and conditions at ecosystem level. It includes a suitability score to support recreation for each land cover type (i.e. zero very low artificial areas, close to one semi-natural areas), quality and distance to water bodies and the presence of protected areas. However, the ecosystem-based potential is largely supplemented by human inputs such as roads and residential areas. Recreational areas close to infrastructure have higher potential for outdoor recreation. This spatial component related to built infrastructure is especially important for the assessment of outdoor recreation on a daily basis.
The assessment is based on an analysis of ROS9 classes (More information is available in Vallecillo et al. 2018)
Description: ROS9_LAU2_allyears.shp contains - lau_code2: the extent per LAU2 region - R9km2_00: the extent of ROS9 in km2 for 2000 - R9km2_06: the extent of ROS9 in km2 for 2006 - R9km2_12: the extent of ROS9 in km2 for 2012
For mapping the potential in relative terms: - shar_00: share of ROS9 in 2000 in relation to the LAU extent - shar_06: share of ROS9 in 2006 in relation to the LAU extent - shar_12: share of ROS9 in 2012 in relation to the LAU extent
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- San Marino, Austria, Luxembourg, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Estonia, Tunisia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Iraq, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Jersey, Guernsey, United Kingdom, Greenland, Turkey, Albania, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Algeria, Germany, Moldova, Ireland, Hungary, Finland, Russia, Monaco, Latvia, Malta, Cyprus, France, Belarus, Italy, Georgia, Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Isle of Man, Syria, Poland, Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Gibraltar, Croatia, Åland Islands, Lithuania, Romania, Morocco, Portugal, Norway, Vatican City, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Kosovo, Andorra, Faroe Islands