Continental shelf (Italy)

Delimitation of the Ecological Protection Zone of the North-Western Mediterranean Sea, the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, pursuant to Article 1 of Law no. 61 of 8 February 2006, starting from the outer limits of the Italian territorial sea, excluding the Strait of Sicily and up to the limits established by the Decree.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Original title
Original abstract
Topic category
  • maritime_boundaries
Sub category Geopolitical boundaries (legal status)
Resource language Italian
Domain area
  • italy_marine_areas
Owner IIM - Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare
Provider IIM - Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare
Data portal SID Il portale del mare
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - polygon
Coordinate reference system epsg:4326 - WGS84 (degree)
Web services OGC-WMS
Derives from
Derived datasets
Successor of
Predecessor of
Temporal extent
Spatial extent
Data accessibility The dataset is visible through the official Italian MSP portal "SID - Il portale del mare" ( ). Users have to click the button "Accedi" under the section "Consulta i Piani di gestione dello Spazio Marittimo". For accessing vector datasets and WMS and WFS please send a request to Istituto Idrografico della Marina - IIM (
Validation level Official data
Additional information Vector layer not subject to systematic update.
Metadata completeness

Additional info - MSP - Environment

Species, habitats, ecosystems, pressures

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MSFD Classes
    MSFD Descriptors/Criteria
      Non MSFD Classes

          Additional info - MSP - Oceanographic and CC

          Physics, biochemistry, EOV, ECV

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            Additional info - MSP - Conservation

            Protected areas, OECM, IBA, EBSA, CCH, IMMA, ...

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              Additional info - MSP - Maritime activities

              Aquaculture, fishing, transport, energy, ...

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              Activity types

                Additional info - MSP - Coastal & Land use and planning

                Land use, land cover, planning (strategic, coordination, operational)

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                  Additional info - MSP - Socio-economic

                  Living and non-living resources, shipping, tourism, energy, ...

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                  Activity types
                    Value types

                        Additional info - MSP - Ecosystem Services

                        Provisioning, regulation & maintenance, cultural

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                        CICES classes

                          Additional info - MSP - Legal, Governance & Planning

                          Strategic, legislation, planning, administrative, enforcement

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                              Who is in charge?

                              Additional info - MSP - Relevance

                              Relevance of the dataset / resource in supporting the MSP process at different spatial scales and temporal frames

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                              Relevance (spatial and temporal)