Offshore sand dredged


The Adriatic studied sand deposits map with two layers: a)The potentially sand resources(offhore sand deposits); b) the dredged areas already exploited (offshore sand dredged). During the last decades the increasing amount of data acquired by ISMAR CNR provides unique opportunities to summarize knowledge of geology and shelf geomorphology with existing geotechnical and geophysical data that facilitate identification of sand resources. The volume of the entire potental fine sand available reservoir outcropping in the italian portion of the adriatic shelf seafloor has been extimated in ca. 270 x106 cubic metres. The amount of dredged material used costal nourishment in Adriatic since 1996 is 9.9 x106 cubic metres.

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  • Raw material extraction areas
  • Coastal defence
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Resource language English
Domain area Italian part of the Adriatic Sea
Provider Adriplan
Data portal ADRIPLAN
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - polygon
Coordinate reference system epsg:4326 - WGS84 (degree)
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Data accessibility Freely Accessible
Validation level Official data
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