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ATLAS - Interactive GIS map service for the NW Black Sea Coastal zone

Data holding centreUkrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES)
CountryUkraine  Ukraine
Time period2007 onwards
Geographical area

NW Black Sea coastal zone


Pollution events; Bird reproduction; Fish behaviour; Fishery characterisation; Bird behaviour; Habitat extent; Industrial activity; Industrial discharges; Land vegetation; Bathymetry and Elevation; Man-made structures; Unspecified


Interactive map service (, based on GIS database ATLAS has been created by UkrSCES to provide an integrated picture of the modern state of the Black Sea coastal zone. It provides information on the geography of NWBS coastal zone and coastal water areas, as well as data on demography, natural resources, economy and pollution. The work is financed under the auspices of the Ministry for Environmental Protection of Ukraine. ATLAS is organised around several themes and elements, comprising interactive maps, statistical data, and descriptions. The cartography is based on the digital topographic chart of Ukraine (scale 1:500,000) and includes the following thematic layers:
* Natural resources,
* Protected territories,
* Pollution resources,
* Recreational potential,
* Coastal zone. The main part of the descriptive text of ATLAS is drawn from the results of various studies that were undertaken by UkrSCES from 1993 to 2006. ATLAS allows users to select and display information on the resources, state and condition оf the NWBS coastal zone. This interactive service can be employed not only by experts and those responsible for decision-making, but also by the general public. It represents a major contribution to Ukraine's responsibilities under the Aarhus Convention for access to environmental information.

OriginatorsUkrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES)
Data web site
OrganisationUkrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES)
ContactVictor Borulko

Ukrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES)
89 Frantsuzsky Blvd.


Telephone+38 0482 636622
Facsimile+380 482 636873
Collating centreMarine Hydrophysical Institute
Local identifierATLAS
Global identifier5353
Last revised2011-03-24