Details of The ADRIREEF database: natural/artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea


Dataset identification

Title of datasetThe ADRIREEF database: natural/artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea
Narrative summary of datasetThe present database collects data for artificial and natural reefs, and wrecks along the Adriatic Sea. Data has been collected from a large survey conducted through the ADRIREEF Interreg projects' partners, undergone a wide data harmonization in order to report answers to a consistent format, integrating survey data with literature data (scientific and grey), and data coming from different research projects. Parameters describing each natural, artificial reef and wreck are referable to four different groups: reef identification and geolocalisation information, summary of the characteristics of the area hosting the reef, aspects of the reefs that may also have an effect on the usage of the reef, present and/or possible future reef exploitation. In order to better visualize data, a webGIS has also been put in place and it is reachable at the address: ( )-[].The database counts 285 observations falling in Italian, Croatian and International waters. The database is available in a unique CSV file, where each element is described by 51 parameters, including coordinates in decimal degrees (WGS84 coordinate reference system) and bottom depth in meters, making data 3D. More information about data and single columns explanation is available in the attached README file.  Important Note: This submission has been initially submitted to SEA scieNtific Open data Edition (SEANOE) publication service and received the recorded DOI. The metadata elements have been further processed (refined) in EMODnet Ingestion Service in order to conform with the Data Submission Service specifications.
Start date2020-02-12
End date2020-07-08

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameSEA scieNtific Open data Edition
Role of organisationPublisher

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2020-09-25
Dataset formatDelimited
Text or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary46.0546
Longitude east boundary20.0239
Latitude south boundary39.4115
Longitude west boundary11.739
Sea areaMediterranean Region
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Basin
Adriatic Sea
Atlantic Ocean
European mainland

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeinapplicable
ParameterHazards to navigation
Marine archaeology
Man-made structures
Data quality processing informationQuality controlled data

Process information

Submitting organisationNational Research Council
Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3734-7343-3438-000000074880
Date of dataset creation2020-07-09
Date of dataset revision2020-07-27
Date of metadata creation2020-7-29
Date of metadata latest revision2020-09-09
Date of publishing2020-09-25
Processing data centreCOGEA SRL, Business Management Consultants
Summary record-ID673