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EUNIS 2 - USER GUIDE

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EUNIS 2 - USER GUIDE. CLIENT. EUROPEAN COMMISSION. DIRECTORATE-GENERAL ENVIRONMENT. REVISED. CORRADO IANNUCCI (FINSIEL). DATE / VERSION. 12 NOV. 2005/ 2.0 ...

    Project / Subproject Authors Title Approved Daniel Chirca (Finsiel) Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) EC CHM v.2 EC CHM Project ENV.B.2/SER/2004/0102 EUNIS 2 - User guide

    Client Revised Date / Version Reference Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) European Commission 12 Nov. 2005/ 2.0 CHM-EW3-CNT-008 Directorate-General Pag. 1 Environment

EC CHM PROJECT

    EUNIS 2 - User guide

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    Project / Subproject Authors Title Approved Daniel Chirca (Finsiel) Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) EC CHM v.2 EC CHM Project ENV.B.2/SER/2004/0102 EUNIS 2 - User guide

    Client Revised Date / Version Reference Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) European Commission 12 Nov. 2005/ 2.0 CHM-EW3-CNT-008 Directorate-General Pag. 2 Environment

    Modification history

    Date Version Author Reason for modification

    25 Nov. 2003 0.1 Daniel Chirca (Finsiel) First draft

    12 Nov. 2005 2.0 Daniel Chirca (Finsiel) EUNIS 2 Update

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    Project / Subproject Authors Title Approved Daniel Chirca (Finsiel) Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) EC CHM v.2 EC CHM Project ENV.B.2/SER/2004/0102 EUNIS 2 - User guide

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1 INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................................................... 4 1.1 PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT ................................................................................................................................... 4 1.2 STRUCTURE OF THIS DOCUMENT ................................................................................................................................ 4 1.3 FIELD OF APPLICATION.............................................................................................................................................. 4 1.4 DEVIATIONS FROM PMP ........................................................................................................................................... 4 1.5 REFERENCE AND APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS ................................................................................................................. 4 1.6 TERMINOLOGY......................................................................................................................................................... 5

    1.6.1 Abbreviations, acronyms and definitions ....................................................................................................... 5

    1.6.2 Definitions ................................................................................................................................................... 5 2 OVERVIEW................................................................................................................................................................. 6 3 EUNIS INTERFACE .................................................................................................................................................... 7 4 EASY SEARCHES .................................................................................................................................................... 10 5 OTHER SEARCHES ................................................................................................................................................. 21 6 ADVANCED SEARCH .............................................................................................................................................. 28 7 COMBINED SEARCH ............................................................................................................................................... 31 8 INTERACTIVE MAPS ............................................................................................................................................... 34 9 DIGIR PROVIDER ..................................................................................................................................................... 36 10 USER MANAGEMENT .............................................................................................................................................. 37 11 ACCESSIBILITY ....................................................................................................................................................... 41 12 WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ............................................................................................................... 43 13 GLOSSARY MANAGEMENT .................................................................................................................................... 45 14 RELATED REPORTS ............................................................................................................................................... 47 15 FEEDBACK .............................................................................................................................................................. 48 16 LOGIN ...................................................................................................................................................................... 50 17 OTHER FEATURES OF EUNIS................................................................................................................................. 51

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1 Introduction

    1.1 Purpose of this document

    This document describes the functionalities of the EUNIS web application.

    1.2 Structure of this document

    See Table of Contents.

    1.3 Field of application

    Contract CWU Title CWU Code

    ENV.B.2/SER/2004/0102 EUNIS web application WU.3

    The content of this document will support the usage of the EUNIS 2 web application and

    related products.

    1.4 Deviations from PMP

    N/a.

    1.5 Reference and applicable documents

    Code Title DATE

    CHM-EW1-PMP-001 Project Management Plan 17 Feb 2005

    CHM-CW6-ADD-002 EUNIS functions and data analysis 03 Jan 2001

    CHM-BW4-DNC-002 EUNIS Species Data Base 28 May 2001

    CHM-DW3-CNT-001 EUNIS Data Base with Sites 03 Mar 2003

    CHM-DW3-CNT-003 EUNIS 2 Database design 10 Dec 2005

    CHM-DW3-CNT-004 EUNIS 2 Database Tool Net User guide 11 Dec 2005

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Project / Subproject Authors Title Approved Daniel Chirca (Finsiel) Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) EC CHM v.2 EC CHM Project

    ENV.B.2/SER/2004/0102 EUNIS 2 - User guide

Client Revised Date / Version Reference Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) European Commission 12 Nov. 2005/ 2.0 CHM-EW3-CNT-008

    Directorate-General Pag. 5

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    1.6 Terminology

    1.6.1 Abbreviations, acronyms and definitions

    EC European Commission

    EUNIS European Nature Information System

    EDTN EUNIS Database Tool .Net

    ETC/NPB European Topic Centre / Nature Protection and Biodiversity

    CHM Clearing-House Mechanism

    ROD Reporting Obligations Database

    MoE Ministry of Environment

    WU Contractual Work Unit

    EEA European Environment Agency

    EIONET Environmental Information and Observation Network

    IG Interest Group (in CIRCA)

    NFP National Focal Point

    stSA1 1 Specific Agreement

    ndSA2 2 Specific Agreement

    rdSA3 3 Specific Agreement

    thSA4 4 Specific Agreement

    PMP Project Management Plan

    N/a Not applicable

    1.6.2 Definitions

    CIRCA or CIRCLE The extranet tool developed under the IDA Programme and

    which constitutes the kernel of the EIONET system; CIRCLE

    is the name given to the tool in EIONET whereas CIRCA is the

    name of the tool to be used across Europe.

    Interest Group CIRCLE (i.e. CIRCA) is organised around Interest Groups i.e.

    a private workspace for a group of people that need to

    collaborate to achieve common objectives and tasks.

    Interest Group Leader In the context of CIRCLE, the Interest Group Leader is

    granted extended privileges to administrate, manage and

    customise the Interest Group. S/he defines users and grant

    access rights within the Interest Group.

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    Project / Subproject Authors Title Approved Daniel Chirca (Finsiel) Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) EC CHM v.2 EC CHM Project

    ENV.B.2/SER/2004/0102 EUNIS 2 - User guide

    Client Revised Date / Version Reference Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) European Commission 12 Nov. 2005/ 2.0 CHM-EW3-CNT-008

    Directorate-General Pag. 6

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    2 Overview

    EUNIS European Nature Information System is a web application available to the

    general public at http://eunis.eea.eu.int. EUNIS provides information on nature

    biodiversity. EUNIS 2 is the next version of EUNIS, originally release at the end of 2003 as version1.

    European Topic Centre for Biodiversity EUNIS data are collected and maintained by the

    and Nature Protection for the European Environment Agency and the European

    Environmental Information Observation Network to be used for environmental reporting

    and for assistance to the NATURA2000 process (EU Birds and Habitats Directives) and coordinated to the related EMERALD Network of the Bern Convention.

     EUNIS contains mainly of information on Species, Habitat types and Sites. Other

    information regarding Designations, Author references, geographical locations, maps are also available in EUNIS.

    The information includes data on Species, Habitats and Sites compiled in the framework of the NATURA2000 (EU Habitats and Birds Directives), but also data collected by ETC/NPB (formerly the European Topic Centre for Nature Conservation) from literature and other sources as reference data.

     Specific data was collected in the framework of the EEA reporting activities, which also constitute a core set of data to be up-dated periodically. More information on this subject can be found at the following address: http://biodiversity-

    chm.eea.eu.int/information/database/.

     In order to use EUNIS, an Internet browser is required. The browser should be capable of interpreting Java Script to fully use EUNIS. For this, make sure you have enable Java Script in your Internet browser. If you need to view the PDF files generated by EUNIS, also Adobe Acrobat Reader Free Edition is required. The search results that can be downloaded from EUNIS can be used within Microsoft Excel.

     EUNIS does not use cookies, frames, multimedia content, except for the GIS module

    developed in Macromedia Flash (it is used as a client for the maps server located in Copenhagen) and the interactive user tutorials, built also in Flash. EUNIS does not collect private information as users surf habits or other data. However, once a user is authenticated, the user can save bookmarks, search criteria and visual interface options. For supplemental information regarding copyright, disclaimer and EUNIS usage, please read the copyright page, which is direct accessible from each page by clicking the Copyright and Disclaimer‟ linked at the bottom of the page or by entering the following address in your internet browser: http://eunis.eea.eu.int/copyright.jsp.

    EUNIS is a search-based application: the user search for information and the results are displayed or downloaded.

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Client Revised Date / Version Reference Corrado Iannucci (Finsiel) European Commission 12 Nov. 2005/ 2.0 CHM-EW3-CNT-008

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    3 EUNIS interface

    The Home page of EUNIS is the index.jsp page (http://eunis.eea.eu.int/index.jsp).

    When the users enter the EUNIS web site, the Home page is displayed. The main

    content of the Home page is shown in the next image:

     From this page, users can:

    ; Go to the Species, Habitat types or Sites modules

    ; Enter search criteria for Species, habitat types and Sites

    ; Login into EUNIS „Login‟

    ; Go to Combined search „Combined search‟

    ; Go to references used in EUNIS (Authors, books etc.) „References‟

    ; Open the interactive EUNIS map browser „Interactive maps‟

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    ; Find more information about EUNIS „About EUNIS data„, „Introduction‟ etc.

    ; Navigate to the site map „Site map‟

    ; Go to interactive tutorials „Tutorials‟

    ; Change the visual theme used in EUNIS pages „Preferences‟. By default the

    blue based colour theme is used through the pages.

    ; Send feedback, view related EUNIS information etc.

    Every EUNIS page contains a menu (the header of the page) for quick site navigation:

    Users can click these links to access different EUNIS functions. Tooltips are available

    through all the menus and pages. According to the current location, at the bottom of the

    main menu there is a dynamic menu related to the current location inside the EUNIS

    structure.

     At the bottom of each EUNIS page (the footer of the page), there is a navigation and

    information bar:

    The menu and the footer are common to every page.

     Note: There is another way to quickly access the EUNIS functions: The „Site map‟ page

    which is accessible from the EUNIS menu. Site map gives direct access to EUNIS

    functions:

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    4 Easy searches

    Easy searches built into EUNIS are a set of predefined queries for species, habitat

    types and sites:

    Species easy search page:

    Habitats easy search page:

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