29 Dec 2020

29 Dec 2020

Review status: a revised version of this preprint was accepted for the journal ESSD and is expected to appear here in due course.

The ADRIREEF database: a comprehensive collection of natural/artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea

Annalisa Minelli1, Carmen Ferrà1, Alessandra Spagnolo1, Martina Scanu1, Anna Nora Tassetti1, Carla Rita Ferrari2, Cristina Mazziotti2, Silvia Pigozzi2, Zrinka Jakl3, Tena Šarčević3, Miranda Šimac3, Claudia Kruschel4, Dubravko Pejdo4, Enrico Barbone5, Michele De Gioia5, Diego Borme6, Emiliano Gordini6, Rocco Auriemma6, Ivo Benzon7, Đeni Vuković-Stanišić7, Sandi Orlić8, Vlado Frančić9, Damir Zec9, Ivana Orlić Kapović9, Michela Soldati10, Silvia Ulazzi10, and Gianna Fabi1 Annalisa Minelli et al.
  • 1CNR-IRBIM, Largo Fiera della Pesca 1, 60125 Ancona (Italy)
  • 2ARPAE (Regional Agency for Prevention, Environment And Energy In Emilia Romagna), Via Po 5, 40139 Bologna (Italy)
  • 3SUNCE (Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development), Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda 7/III, 21000, Split (Croatia)
  • 4University of Zadar, Mihovila Pavlinovica 1, 23000 Zadar (Croatia)
  • 5ARPA Puglia (Regional Agency for Environmental Prevention and Protection of the Puglia Region), Corso Trieste 27, 70126 Bari (Italy)
  • 6National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C, 34010 Sgonico (Italy)
  • 7RERA (Public Institution RERA SD for Coordination and Development of Split Dalmatia County), Domovinskog Rata 2, 21000 Split (Croatia)
  • 8Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenicka 54, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
  • 9University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Studentska 2, 51000 Rijeka (Croatia)
  • 10Municipality of Ravenna, Piazza del Popolo 1, 48121, Ravenna (Italy)

Abstract. The paper presents a database of information on wrecks, natural and artificial reefs located in the Adriatic Sea, collected within the framework of the Interreg Italy-Croatia project ADRIREEF – Innovative exploitation of Adriatic Reefs in order to strengthen Blue Economy. The data collection lasted more than one year and comprehended three surveys and a wide literature review. After being collected, data were harmonized and, where possible, made machine-readable. Moreover, data were widely metadated, published in a webGIS ( and shared as Open Data in EMODnet (European Marine Observation Data network) through the SEANOE repository (Ferrà et al., 2020; The database is composed of 285 three-dimensional records, each one described by 51 attributes. Parameters are clustered in four main groups: identification, reef and site description, management/exploitation information. Available literature (scientific and/or grey) was also included in the database and linked to the corresponding site.

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The ADRIREEF database: natural/artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea 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, and Fabi Gianna

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This data paper describes a dataset of natural and artificial reefs and wrecks in the Adriatic Sea collected, form survey, in the frame of the ADRIREEF Interreg Project. Information about the identification of the reef and its physical characteristics, surrounding area and management actions/facilities have been collected in order to create a very detailed dataset, which has been harmonised and published in SEANOE repository (