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Nationally designated areas (CDDA)

This page contains reference material and links for the reporting of the CDDA.

The latest data call is here.

The reporting takes place on Reportnet 3 platform. Permissions are assigned by the CDDA Lead reporter. Please contact your CDDA Lead reporter or your National Focal Point if you require to be assigned with the CDDA reporter role. The National Focal Point appoints the Lead reporter.

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Dataflow specific instructions

Site code allocation service

The cddaId is the thematic identifier of the CDDA dataset and it is identical with the site code id of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA ID). In order to keep identification of the CDDA site records compatible with the WDPA, the EEA agreed to use and distribute the site code ids list maintained by the WDPA to the CDDA country reporters.

Trial use of INSPIRE download services

In 2022, a first trial to directly use INSPIRE download services on Reportnet 3 platform took place. You are welcome to try this option on existing INSPIRE protected sites download services as an alternative to uploading shapefile or GML file to Reportnet 3 platform. Please find guidance in the technical instructions for Reportnet 3 above. You may inform INSPIRE colleagues in your country about this option, please consult this list.

Supporting documents

Note on the consequences of restricting the access to the CDDA data for the appearance in European and global statistics

  • CDDA dissemination codes
  • Note on the use of the Designated area type (Designated site or Designated boundary).

  • CDDA Designated boundaries concept
  • The importance of reporting the marine nationally designated areas in the context of the MSFD is provided in this document from 2013