SHAPE Adriatic Atlas

The Adriatic Atlas is designed as a tool for storing, visualizing and managing all those data that are necessary in order to implement the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) policies: it represents a first support to the decision-making process, in which all the information have been harmonized at the basin level . This tool was also designed in order to allow the exposure of data at a local scale (i.e. regional scale) for all the project partners.

The Atlas includes not only territorial data stricto sensu, but also the legislative and planning framework of the Adriatic marine and coastal area. By querying the map, a dialogue window opens up showing the list of legislation and/or plans of that location.

The Atlas represents a starting point for future European projects that will be able to benefit of the wide range of data which are elaborated in the Atlas, thus facilitating spatial analysis of all kinds.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Portal type Data gateway/broker
Topic category
  • Maritime boundaries
  • Physical characteristics
  • Types of habitat
  • Biological characteristics
  • Aquaculture
  • Fishing
  • Maritime transport and traffic flows
  • Ports
  • Nature and species conservation sites & protected areas
  • Military
  • Raw material extraction areas
  • Scientific research
  • Submarine cable & pipeline routes
  • Tourism & recreation
  • Underwater cultural heritage
  • Coastal defence
  • Coastal land uses/activities
Domain area Adriatic Sea
Owner Emilia-Romagna Region
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation
  • Vector - point
  • Vector - line (or polyline)
  • Vector - polygon
  • Raster (grid)
Web services
Portal accessibility Free access to the portal, no registration required.
Data accessibility Most of data are accessible with standard [CC-BY licence](, others with [CC-BY-NC]( Only few datasets have download restrictions.
  • Catalogue
  • View services
  • Download
  • MSP Tools
Additional informations
Relevance for case studies
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