Perimeter at sea of Sites of National Interest - SIN (Italy)

Sites of National Interest (SIN) are large portions of the national territory, of particular environmental value in the various environmental matrices (including any surface water bodies and their sediments), identified by law, for reclamation purposes, on the basis of characteristics (of contamination and others) that entail a high health and ecological risk due to population density or the extension of the site itself, as well as a significant socio-economic impact and a risk for assets of historical and cultural interest. The layer contains the perimeter at sea of coastal Sites of National Interest in Italy.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Original title
Original abstract
Topic category
  • pressures_impacts
Sub category Pollution sources (land and sea-based)
Resource language English
Domain area
  • italy_marine_areas
Owner MITE
Provider MITE
Data portal SID Il portale del mare
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - line (or polyline)
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". The source datasets can be viewed and downloaded from the MITE page under a CC-BY 4.0 license.
    Validation level Official data
    Additional information The layer was composed from the perimeters of the individual SINs, excluding those that do not face the sea, resulting in a single aggregated dataset. For information on SINs:
    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)