Geo data portal of Adriatic Ionian Region (GAIR)


The Adriatic-Ionian Geoportal (GAIR), has been built to support the analysis and risk assessment within the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) processes, and to be a concrete tool for the EUSAIR Action Plan implementation.

Sea Basin(s): 
Application in MSP: 
Applied in a related process
Mineral extraction
Nature protection
Offshore renewable energy production
Oil and gas exploitation
Scientific Research
Submarine cables and pipelines
Under water cultural heritage
Type of Issue: 
Cross-border cooperation
Type of practice: 
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Analyse spatial aspects
Coherence with other processes: 
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Implementation Context:

The GAIR is the main output of the project PORTODIMARE, co-funded by the Interreg ADRION Programme.

Aspects / Objectives:

The aim of this Geoportal is to create a common platform for data and information related to coastal and marine areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Region, by integrating existing databases, portals and tools developed by previous EU-funded projects (e.g., SHAPE, ADRIPLAN), local and national administrations and other initiatives.


The Geo data portal of the Adriatic Ionian Region (GAIR) is a community-based, open source portal based on GeoNode (, a web-based Content Management System (CMS) for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructure (SDI).

GAIR provides access to numerous datasets related to coastal and marine areas and to several modules for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) analysis and risk assessment.

In particular, the tools already in place are:

  • Module for Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA)
  • Module for Maritime Use Synergy and Conflict Analysis Tool (MUSC)
  • Module for Supporting Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZA) identification
  • Module for particle/conservative contaminants dispersion (PAR TRAC)
  • Module for Coastal Oil Spill Vulnerability Assessment
  • Module for Small Scale Fishery Footprint (SSF)
  • Module on Medium Scale Fishery Footprint (MSF) & Cumulative Effects Assessment on SSF & MSF.

Main Outputs / Results:

The Geoportal capitalises data from other projects (e.g., Shape, Adriplan) and integrates existing databases/portals developed at European and national levels.

GAIR thus represents a relevant and original instrument that improves concretely the support to transparent and efficient decision-making processes and transnational cooperation between the Adriatic and Ionian Region Countries on maritime and marine governance and services and on the implementation of ICZM/MSP processes. For the same reason, GAIR is an important support tool for the EUSAIR Action Plan implementation, cross-cutting to the 4 Pillars of the Strategy.


This tool has been created for the Adriatic and Ionian Region Countries.

Responsible Entity:


Costs / Funding Source:

Interreg V B 2014-2020: Adriatic-Ionian Programme – ADRION

Contact person:

Olga Sedioli

PORTODIMARE coordinator

Emilia Romagna Region

+39 051 5276018