The Environmental Sensitivity Mapping (ESM) Webtool is a novel decision-support tool for Strategic Environmental Assessment and planning processes in Ireland. It allows users to create area-specific environmental sensitivity maps.

About the ESM

This short video tells the story behind the ESM Webtool, how it was developed and how it should be used.

Using the tool

The ESM webtool’s functionality is explained in this demonstration video and user manual.  Please view them before starting to map.

User Guide

The tool is straightforward to use but if you would like to more information please download our short user guide here…


Start Mapping

Click on this icon to launch the ESM Webtool and start mapping

User Feedback

Your feedback on the ESM Webtool is important.

Please email to tell us what you think.

Other Resources

Inventory of SEA Spatial Datasets

Publication on Conceptualising Sensitivity

Publication on ESM Testing & Development

Our Partners

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This site has been developed, and is hosted and maintained, by the Environmental Protection Agency.