The webGIS

Most of the information and data, acquired by partners during the project, are processed and stored in digital format. They are then structured in geospatial dataset, by making them accessible through a webGIS platform.

The webGIS allows their visualization, interrogation and geospatial analysis on behalf of stakeholders, both manually and through IT tools for spatial managing and planning.

Geospatial dataset in the webGIS of IMPACT are related to:

  • surface marine currents based on oceanographic measures from coastal radar and drifter;
  • monthly average of three-dimensional currents simulated through hydrodynamic models;
  • maps of oceanographic distance and retention rates obtained from models of larval dispersion;
  • biological indices for organisms like Pachygrapsus marmoratus and Paramuricea clavata, and estimates of self-sustainability (indices of self-persistence) of the populations in the marine protected areas;
  • concentrations of chemical contaminants in several marine matrices, based both on historical data and on those collected during the campaigns financed by the project.

In the webGIS this information could be used to support decisions for the transboundary governance.

The usage of the platform is regulated by specific operating protocols and it is documented in guidelines.