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Title: INCA - Pollination - ES Potential - 2000


This dataset is an output of KIP INCA. It describes the potential (ES Potential) of land to support pollination services.

Together with data which describe the demand for pollination this dataset can be used to account for pollination as an ecosystem service flow.

Pollination is a key ecosystem service as many crops but in particular, fruits and vegetables are partially dependent on pollinating insects to produce food for human consumption.

The assessment of pollination potential is based on an indicator of the environmental suitability to support wild insect pollinators. The environmental suitability is, then, used to delineate service providing areas (SPA). Pollination potential is presented by this dataset as a binary map (presence 1 >0.2 /absence 0 <=0.2).

Joachim Maes
How to cite
Maes, Joachim (2010):  INCA - Pollination - ES Potential - 2000. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
Related resources

Data access

  • Download Pollination Potential 2000 data

    The compressed zipfile contains the pollination potential as a binary map at 1000 m resolution for the year 2010. 0 means no potential; 1 means sufficient potential


  • publication Ecosystem services accounting: Part I - Outdoor recreation and crop pollination

    Vallecillo Rodriguez, S., La Notte, A., Polce, C., Zulian, G., Alexandris, N., Ferrini, S. and Maes, J., Ecosystem services accounting: Part I - Outdoor recreation and crop pollination , EUR 29024 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-92-79-77333-4, doi:10.2760/619793, JRC110321.


Additional information
Issue date 2010-07-26
Landing page
Temporal coverage

From: 2000-01-01 – To: 2010-01-01

Update frequency not planned
Language English
Data theme(s) Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food; Economy and finance; Environment
EuroVoc concept(s) biotope; land use; means of agricultural production
Geographic information

No additional information

Geographic bounding box

81.4° N, 43.2° E, 35.3° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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