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Designation types

This page contains reference material and links for the reporting of the national designated types for the Designation types registry.

The national designation types information is reported using a webform. The webform is accessed via your country folder on CDR. There is no specific reporting deadline.

The list of designation type codes is used as a reference vocabulary for three data flows: CDDA, Natura 2000 and Emerald. For the reporting of those datasets, it is important that the national designation types are up-to-date in the registry.

The designation types information will become available again in the CDDA when the next CDDA version is published. In addition, an online designation types dashboard is in the planning.

CDDA reporters have permission to access the webform. Reporting permissions are managed by the National Focal Points. Please contact your National Focal Point if you require to be assigned with the CDDA reporter role.

If you need help, the CDDA helpdesk will support the Designation types reporting CDDA Helpdesk

Dataflow specific instructions

The Designation type code (designationTypeCode) is a unique identifier

Mapping between the previous and the new format

The webform is prefilled with the most recent information reported by your country to the EEA.

The prefilling was in most cases one-to-one with the new data structure. However, the Designation period begin field was prefilled with a dummy value "2018". When you revise the designation types, please update to the correct the year when the designation type was created. Normally, it will be the same year as the Legal reference publication date field that we could not populate automatically.

You will find the mapping and more information about the prefilling in the table

  • National designation types mapping table v1
  • The most recent national designation types information was published in the CDDA v15 in 2017 in the Designations table.

  • CDDAv15 Designations table
  • History of the designation types