This dataset is an output of KIP INCA. It describes the potential (ES Potential) of land to support pollination services using municipalities as reporting unit.
The vectormap shows the mean values at LAU level of the pollination potential indicator for 2000, 2006 and 2012. -999 Nodata. Dimensionless indicator.
LAU stands for Local Adminstrative Unit. The LAU2 level used in this map (formerly NUTS level 5) consists of municipalities or equivalent units in the 28 EU Member States.
Together with data which describe the demand for pollination this dataset can be used to account for pollination as an ecosystem service flow.
Pollination is a key ecosystem service as many crops but in particular, fruits and vegetables are partially dependent on pollinating insects to produce food for human consumption.
The assessment of pollination potential is based on an indicator of the environmental suitability to support wild insect pollinators. The environmental suitability is, then, used to delineate service providing areas (SPA). Pollination potential is presented by this dataset as a dimensionless indicators.
- Download Pollination Potential 2012 application/x-shapefile
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- Romania, Åland Islands, Jersey, Russia, Vatican City, Turkey, Austria, Syria, Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria, San Marino, Hungary, Serbia, Cyprus, Belarus, Faroe Islands, Finland, Guernsey, Sweden, Germany, Albania, Georgia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, Croatia, Greece, Poland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Algeria, Spain, Belgium, Isle of Man, France, Moldova, Morocco, Greenland, Slovakia, Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iraq, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Andorra, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Italy, Norway, Lithuania, Netherlands, Malta, Ireland, Ukraine, Tunisia, Portugal, Kosovo, Estonia