Research sites (Italy)

The layer represents the distribution and main characteristics of research and experimentation sites on the Italian seas and coasts.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Original title
Original abstract
Topic category
  • scientific_research
Sub category Areas and sites for research
Resource language English
Domain area
  • italy_marine_areas
Provider CNR-ISMAR
Data portal SID Il portale del mare
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - point
Coordinate reference system
    Web services
    • OGC-WMS
    • OGC-WFS
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    Derived datasets
    Successor of
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    Temporal extent
    Spatial extent
    Data accessibility The dataset is visible and openly accessible 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".
    Validation level Research
    Additional information At the national level, 96 research and monitoring sites were surveyed, subdivided as follows for the 3 maritime areas: Adriatic 34, Ionian-Central Mediterranean 18, Tyrrhenian-Western Mediterranean 44. The census was coordinated by CNR-ISMAR, benefited from the contribution of other CNR Institutes (i.e. CNR-IRBIM, CNR-IAS, CNR-INM), and involved, through the Italian Oceanographic Commission (COI), all the main Research Institutes and Universities operating on the sea (i.e. ISPRA, CONISMA, SZN, OGS, INGV, IIM, ENEA). The stations include both monitoring stations and research and experimentation sites, and collect numerous parameters including physical, chemical, biological/ecological and structural parameters. The types of instrumentation vary from simple stations with measurements of wave levels or current velocities, to more complex instrumentation consisting of buoys and multi-sensor observatories at different depths, up to full-fledged oceanographic platforms. Translated with (free version)
    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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                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)