The Checkpoint meta-database contains 266 input dataset descriptors, which identify and assess potentially usable information for the construction of the products. 45 Targeted Products have been generated following the customer requests:

  • 3 for Challenge 1 (Wind Farm Siting);
  • 6 for Challenge 2 (Marine Protected Areas);
  • 2 for Challenge 3 (Oil Platform Leak);
  • 13 for Challenge 4 (Climate and Coastal Protection);
  • 8 for Challenge 5 (Fishery Management);
  • 4 for Challenge 6 (Marine Environment);
  • 9 for Challenge 7(River Input).

Only 90 over the 266 input dataset have been used for the realization of the 45 Targeted Products and they are referred to as Upstream Data.

The number of input data sets potentially usable by the Challenges to generate their products is described in the figure below where it is evident that Wind Farm Siting, MPAs, Oil Platform Leaks and River Inputs request more data sets than the others.

Number of input data sets for each Challenge

The availability indicators have been used to carry out the first part of the monitoring system assessment. The indicators for the 266 input data sets have been analysed by means of a distribution histograms of the scores. The results are summarized below, where the availability indicator scores are summed considering all the input data sets. 
Above 60% of the input data sets, contributing to the monitoring landscape, are totally and partly inadequate for the INSPIRE Catalogue. Above 40% of the input data sets are partly and totally inadequate for Policy Visibility, Delivery mechanism, Data Policy and Responsiveness.

The appropriateness indicators have been computed on the Upstream Datasets selected to be used in the Challenge Targeted Products.

Availability indicators scores in percentage over the total number of input data sets (266) present in the meta-database

Only 90 of the potential 266 data sets entered the analysis determining not robust statistics. The results appear noisier than ones obtained from availability indicators suggesting that more challenges application should be implemented in order to have more significant statistics on fitness for purpose of the monitoring landscape.

Over a total of 29 characteristics used in the generation of Targeted Products, 17 appear not adequate at the scale of the Mediterranean Sea monitoring and the most frequent quality elements that score “not adequate” are: 1) horizontal coverage; 2) temporal coverage; 3) horizontal resolution, and 4) temporal validity.

The analysis of Targeted Products quality from appropriateness indicators shows that most of the products have consistent quality with respect to the DPS requirements and that the largest TDP errors are linked to inadequate horizontal coverage, horizontal resolution, and temporal validity.

In order to provide an expert evaluation of the quality of each Targeted Product, the experts assigned an overall product quality score with respect to scope (fitness for purpose) and explained why.