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The ADRIREEF database: natural/artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea
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The 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. 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 at the original source:
In order to better visualize data, a webGIS has also been put in place and it is reachable at the address: .

Revision Date
Aug. 27, 2020, 6:41 a.m.
Vector Data
artificial reefs , wrecks , natural reefs , Adriatic Sea
Environment and Ecosystems
Data related to environment and ecosystems
Croatia , Italy
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Maintenance Frequency
Frequency Of Maintenance For The Data Is Not Known
When using this data, please cite: "Ferrà Carmen, Minelli Annalisa, Spagnolo Alessandra, Scanu Martina, Tassetti Anna Nora, Ferrari Carla Rita, Mazziotti Cristina, Pigozzi Silvia, Jakl Zrinka, Šarčević Tena, Šimac Miranda, Kruschel Claudia, Pejdo Dubravko, Barbone Enrico, De Gioia Michele, Borme Diego, Gordini Emiliano, Auriemma Rocco, Benzon Ivo, Vuković-Stanišić Đeni, Orlić Sandi, Frančić Vlado, Zec Damir, Orlić Kapović Ivana, Soldati Michela, Uliazzi Silvia, Fabi Gianna (2020). The ADRIREEF database: natural/artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea. SEANOE." In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication : Minelli, A., Ferrà, C., Spagnolo, A., Scanu, M., Tassetti, A. N., Ferrari, C. R., Mazziotti, C., Pigozzi, S., Jakl, Z., Šarčević, T., Šimac, M., Kruschel, C., Pejdo, D., Barbone, E., De Gioia, M., Borme, D., Gordini, E., Auriemma, R., Benzon, I., Vuković-Stanišić, Đ., Orlić, S., Frančić, V., Zec, D., Orlić Kapović, I., Soldati, M., Ulazzi, S., and Fabi, G (2021). he ADRIREEF database: a comprehensive collection of natural/artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea. Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss. [preprint]
Data Quality

Processing methodology: data has been collected from a wide survey conducted through the projects' partners, undergone a wide data harmonization in order to report answers to a consistent format, integrating survey data with literature data, and data coming from different research projects.

Supplemental Information

This database has been collected in the frame of the ADRIREEF project - innovative exploitation of Adriatic Reefs in order to strengthen blue economy (2020). Program Italy-Croatia CBC 2014-2020, Interreg V-A, CUP C66H180020004, CIG 78587941F8.

Contact persons:

Contact organization: CNR-IRBIM (Italy),

Spatial Representation Type
vector data is used to represent geographic data
Attribute Name Label Description Range Average Median Standard Deviation
type NA
country NA
region NA
fid NA
location NA
name NA
latitude NA
longitude NA
year_deplo NA
year_modif NA
min_depth_ NA
dist_betwe NA
dimens_oas NA
type_struc NA
depth_m NA
reef_edge_ NA
min_dist_k NA
surroundin NA
meadows NA
reef_typol NA
structure_ NA
material NA
arrangemen NA
origin_ree NA
total_area NA
total_volu NA
n_oases NA
n_structur NA
dim_struct NA
dist_bet_1 NA
modules_sh NA
n_modules NA
dist_bet_2 NA
dimension_ NA
weight_or_ NA
concession NA
surveillan NA
current_m NA
monitoring NA
available_ NA
availabl_1 NA
experiment NA
scope NA
exploitati NA
possible_e NA
observatio NA
biocenosis NA
alien_spec NA
protected_ NA
protecte_1 NA
managment_ NA
management NA

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