Rovere, Alessio; Casella, Elisa; Vacchi, Matteo; Parravicini, V; Firpo, M; Ferrari, Maud C O; Morri, Carla; Bianchi, Carlo Nike (2015): Maps of coastal and marine geomorphology between Albenga and Savona (NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy). PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.846545, Supplement to: Rovere, A et al. (2015): Coastal and marine geomorphology between Albenga and Savona (NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy). Journal of Maps, 11(2), 278-286, https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2014.933134
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In this paper, we present a map describing the main geomorphological features of the coastal and marine area between the towns of Albenga and Savona (Ligurian Sea, NW Mediterranean) corresponding to a coastal stretch of ~40 km. To produce this map, we collated data from the literature, orthophotos, perspective photos, multibeam and side scan sonar data, and undertook direct surveys to ground truth data obtained using indirect techniques. We divided the information into nine thematic layers, including bathymetry, natural coastal types, geomorphological elements, seafloor coverage (both geological and biological), coastal and nearshore dynamics, human influence on coastal and marine environments, coastal occupation and protected areas.
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