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The Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem (VME) Webservice provides the ability to display VME data contained within the ICES VME Data Portal database on your Geographical Information System (GIS) using Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) standard protocols.

Each part of the web service is provided by a web service Application Programme Interface (API), which defines the name, input to, and output from the service for a particular data request.

ICES also provide a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) document that fully describes the ICES Data Portal Web Service. This document can be used to create clients that access the service.
The following web service APIs are provided:
    Name getVMEData(VME_Indicator, VME_HabitatType, Year, DataAccess)
   Description This API of the webservice returns the VME data in the agreed WGDEC format: (page 44) .
   Input Year, VME Indicator, VME Habitat type and data access.
   Output Returns the data that matches the defined criterea.
   Example Example of geting the Gorgonian data for 2010
    Name Weighting VME Algorithm
   Description Multi-criteria assessment (MCA) is a method of aggregating data based on different criteria or attributes that contain information relevant to the decision and weighting these to provide a single metric that captures all this information.
A preview of the layer is available here
   Output The Weighting VME Algorithm layer in a c-square of 0.05 degrees.
   Details Download the details here on how to access layer
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