SEPA Waterbody Classification 2007-2016

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The Water Framework Directive (WFD) (2000/60/EC) established a new legal framework for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of rivers, lochs, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater across Europe in order to:
•prevent deterioration and enhance the status of aquatic ecosystems, including coastal waters (out to 3 nautical miles from the coast in Scotland)
•promote sustainable water use
•reduce pollution, and
•contribute to the mitigation of floods and droughts.

Scotland has 457 coastal water bodies and 50 transitional water bodies. Waters are classfied into High, Good, Moderate, Poor and Bad Status. All water bodies should have reached good status by 2015. This layer contains SEPA assessment data for water body classification from 2007 onwards and is configured to work with NMPi's time-aware functionality.

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Web Service Information: 
Base WMS Address: http://msmap1.atkinsgeospatial.com/geoserver/ows/nmp?
Layer name:nmp:wfd_classification_time
Does this layer display time aware features: 
Yes