Cultural Heritage Mapping Portal.


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The Cultural Heritage Mapping Portal is developed within the framework of the PERICLES project, which aims to preserve and sustainably govern cultural heritage and landscapes in European coastal and maritime regions. The platform allows users to better understand and enhance their knowledge on maritime cultural heritage.  

Application in MSP: 
Unknown effect
Under water cultural heritage
Type of Issue: 
Safety aspects
Type of practice: 
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Analyse spatial aspects
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Coherence with other processes: 
Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Questions this practice may help answer: 

What maritime cultural heritage data is available in my region? 

Implementation Context: 

The platform is developed within the framework of the Pericles project.  

Aspects / Objectives: 

The aim of the portal is to enhance public understanding of the maritime cultural heritage and its distribution within marine and coastal landscapes. 


The website uses data from the following sources: 

  • The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)  
  • GéoBretagne 

The platform is multilingual and reflects participation across the case regions.   

Main Outputs / Results: 

The platform provides an opportunity for public engagement in cultural heritage preservation, including the analysis of opportunities and threats in a spatially explicit way. It also provides an opportunity for the crowdsourcing, public participation and involvement in collection of data (i.e location, description, human values) associated with the maritime and coastal cultural heritage across eight European case regions. 


While the platform is focused on eight European regions, the model is potentially applicable to other regions, where data is available. 

Responsible Entity: 

PERICLES project 

Funding Source: 

This project is funded by the Horizon 2020 - EU Research and Innovation programme.