Pelagos Sanctuary (SID)

The Pelagos sanctuary is a marine area of 87,500 km² that was created by an agreement between Italy, the Principality of Monaco and France for the protection of the marine mammals that inhabit it. Spatial data provided by SID (Sistema Informativo del Demanio marittimo or “SID il Portale del Mare”)

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Original title
Original abstract
Topic category
  • protected_areas
  • physical_characteristics
Sub category International Protected Areas (marine and coastal)
Resource language English
Domain area
  • france_marine_areas
  • italy_marine_areas
Owner MITE
Provider ISPRA
Data portal SID Il portale del mare
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - polygon
Coordinate reference system
    Web services
    • OGC-WMS
    • OGC-WFS
    Derives from
    Derived datasets
    Successor of
    Predecessor of
    Temporal extent
    Spatial extent
    Data accessibility The dataset is visible and openly accessible through the official Italian MSP portal "SID - Il portale del mare" ( ). User have to click the button "Accedi" under the section "Consulta i Piani di gestione dello Spazio Marittimo".
    Validation level Official data
    Additional information More information on the MITE page and on the official Pelagos Sanctuary page
    Metadata completeness Complete

    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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              • Internationally designated Protected Areas (marine and coastal)
              • Regionally designated Protected Areas (marine and coastal)
              Zonation No

              Additional info - MSP - Maritime activities

              Aquaculture, fishing, transport, energy, ...

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              Activity types Utilities - Water and sewage infrastructure

              Additional info - MSP - Coastal & Land use and planning

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

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              Types Coastline - Trends

              Additional info - MSP - Socio-economic

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

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              Activity types Extraction of aggregates - Operation of gravel and sand pits; mining of clays and kaolin - B0812
              Value types

                  Additional info - MSP - Ecosystem Services

                  Provisioning, regulation & maintenance, cultural

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                  CICES classes Provisioning (Biotic) - Fibres and other materials from animals grown by in-situ aquaculture for direct use or processing (excluding genetic materials)

                  Additional info - MSP - Legal, Governance & Planning

                  Strategic, legislation, planning, administrative, enforcement

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                  Themes Conservation (i.e. Protected areas)
                  Functions Legislation - International
                  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) International - present - Low