|Data Source||Generated from human activities|
Artificial substrate (sometimes referred to as artificial habitat) is a human-made or synthetic environment in which an organism lives, or the surface or medium on which an organism grows or is attached.
Artificial substrate is a month-by-month computer generated data layer, based on any of the following human activities:
- Oil & Gas Installations
- Tidal farms
- Wave farms
- Wind farms
- Cables: Telecom, Electricity and Unused
Artificial substrate is subsequently a pressure on the ecosystem. This means that this data layer is fed into the ecosystem simulation (EwE), and the ecosystem will respond accordingly.