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Events & Probabilities

These datasets represent a systematic collection of harmonised data concerning geological events. The current update consists of 12 new GIS layers at a resolution of 1:100,000 scale concerning earthquakes, submarine landslides, volcanoes, tsunamis, fluid emissions and Quaternary tectonics, subdivided according to their geometry (polygons, points and lines). These products complement and update the 1:250,000 scale GIS layers already displayed on the Portal. They provide information on the type of events which have taken place in the past and might potentially occur again, including dimensions, state of activity, morphological type and lithology.

The elaboration of guidelines to compile GIS layers was aimed at identifying parameters to be used to thoroughly characterise each event. Particular attention has been devoted to the definition of the Attribute tables in order to achieve the best degree of harmonisation and standardisation complying with the European INSPIRE Directive.

Shapefiles can be downloaded from the Portal and used locally in order to browse through the details of the different features, consulting their attribute tables. Information contained therein provide an inventory of available data which can be fruitfully applied in the management of coastal areas and support planning of further surveys. By combining the diverse information contained in the different layers, it might be possible to elaborate additional thematic maps which could support further research. Moreover, they potentially represent a useful tool to increase awareness of the hazards which might affect coastal areas.

Data sources include detailed information held by the Project Partners plus any further publicly available third-party data (last update Mar. 2019).

All products delivered by Partners have been collected, verified and validated in order to achieve the best degree of harmonization and INSPIRE compliance.

Each layer is complemented by an Attribute table which provides, in addition to the location, type of geological event and its references (mandatory), further information for each occurrence (where available).

Since features considered within WP6 have a scattered distribution, the additional layer “Geological events distribution” provides basic information on areas of occurrences, no occurrences and no data for the marine areas surrounding European countries.