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Offshore sand deposits (requests of concession)
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The Adriatic studied sand deposits map with two layers: a)The potentially sand resources(offhore sand deposits); b) the dredged areas already expoited (offshore sand dredged). During the last decades the increasing amount of data acquired by ISMAR CNR provides unique opportunities to summarize knowledge of geology and shelf geomorphology with existing geotechnical and geophysical data that facilitate identification of sand resources. The volume of the entire potental fine sand available reservoir outcropping in the italian portion of the adriatic shelf seafloor has been extimated in ca. 270 x106 cubic metres. The amount of dredged material used costal nourishment in Adriatic since 1996 is 9.9 x106 cubic metres.

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Coastal Defence and Sand Extraction
Coastal Defence and Sand Extraction
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The data have been acquired in several research projects by CNR ISMAR in collaboration with Regional Offices of Emilia Romagna, Veneto and with private firm Arenaria s.r.l
The location of the areas of "offhore sand deposits" have been mapped only for the italian side of the central and northern Adriatic, and in the same geographical area the offshore sand dredged is mapped with the total amount of sand for each regional borrow site.
The data needs to be integrated with all the available similar data for the AIR region

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vector data is used to represent geographic data
Attribute Name Label Description Range Average Median Standard Deviation
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