The ADRIPLAN Portal was developed during the ADRIPLAN (ADRiatic Ionian maritime spatial PLANning) project, a project co-funded by the European Commission – DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) under the theme “Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Mediterranean sea and/or the Black sea“ (Grant Agreement n. MARE/2012/25 [SI2.666717]). The Portal was established by the Italian National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), coordinator of the project, with inputs from all project partners. Following the conclusion of the project, the Portal is maintained and further developed under the project RITMARE (IT Flagship Project on marine and maritime research). The portal is an integrated platform which aims to support the MSP process in the Adriatic-Ionian region. The portal is developed on GeoNode, an open source Geospatial Content Management System that allows users to share geospatial datasets and maps. ADRIPLAN collaborates with other projects to integrate and make data available from their portals. The creation and maintenance of this network of collaborations allows the capitalization of existing multiple efforts and improves the availability of spatial dataset for users interested in MSP-related information.

Features & Tools

Layer categories & maps.

The following 7 layer categories and maps can be accessed through the portal:


Tools4MSP are based on a geopython library designed for spatial analysis of interactions between different sea uses, pressures and potential cumulative impact of marine and coastal activities on the marine environment. The tool can be deployed to any research area around the globe and is extendable for scenario analysis, sea use based analysis (e.g. maritime traffic, energy, aquaculture, etc.), socio-economic assessments and application in participatory planning processes. The recently implemented GeoNode-Tools4MSP plugin allows users to generate their impact scenarios by selecting analysis area, data layers involved (human activities and environmental components) and grid cell analysis.

Currently Tools4MSP consists of two tools, which are now available as case studies:


Coming soon...