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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 GetPublicRecordsVMEDataSet
 
   Description This API of the webservice returns the VME data in the agreed WGDEC format: http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2016/WGDEC/wgdec_2016.pdf (page 44) .
 
   Input The available filters are:
• Year
• HabitatType
• VMEIndicator
• Species
• AphiaID
• YearInsertion
 
   Output Returns only the open access data that matches the defined criterea.
 
   Example Example of geting the Scleractinia data for 2013
Example of geting the VME Indicator Sponge data for 2015
Example of geting the Hatbitats Coral Garden for 2015
  
  
    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
  
  
  
    Name Token
 
   Description This API returns a JWT token to the user if the ICES credentials are correct.
 
   Input UserName and Password

Note: To call this API the user needs to be autenticathed with a
 
   Output JWT Token.
 
   Example Method is POST

Url is: https://vme.ices.dk/api/token
  
  
  
    Name GetAllRecordsVMEDataSet
 
   Description This API of the webservice returns the VME data in the agreed WGDEC format: http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2016/WGDEC/wgdec_2016.pdf (page 44) .
 
   Input The available filters are:
• Year
• HabitatType
• VMEIndicator
• Species
• AphiaID
• YearInsertion

Note: To call this API the user needs to be autenticathed with a JWT token and need to be authorized to access the restricted records
 
   Output Returns the data that matches the defined criterea.
 
   Example Method is GET

Example of geting the Scleractinia data for 2013
Example of geting the VME Indicator Sponge data for 2015
Example of geting the Hatbitats Coral Garden for 2015
  
 
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