Publications & Data

Junqué E., Garí M., Llull R.M. and Grimalt J.O. (2018). Drivers of the accumulation of mercury and organochlorine pollutants in Mediterranean lean fish and dietary significance. Science of the total Environment 634: 170-180.  Abstract

Llull R.M., Garí M., Canals M., Rey-Maquieira T., Grimal J.O. (2017). Mercury concentrations in lean fish from the Western Mediterranean Sea: Dietary exposure and risk assessment in the population of the Balearic Islands. Environmental Research 158: 16–23    . Abstract 

Levin N., Kark S. and Danovaro R. (2017). Adding the Third Dimension to Marine Conservation. Conservation letters  September 2017: 1-14. Abstract

Salvadó J.A. , Grimalt J.O., López J.F., Palanques A., Heussner S., Pasqual C., Sanchez-Vidal A. and  Canals M. (2017). Transfer of lipid molecules and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to open marine waters by dense water cascading events. Progress in Oceanography 159: 178-194. Abstract 

Fabri Marie-Claire, Brind'Amour Anik, Jadaud Angelique, Galgani Francois, Vaz Sandrine, Taviani Marco, Scarcella Giuseppe, Canals Miquel, Sanchez Anna, Grimalt Joan, Galil Bella, Goren Menachem, Schembri Patrick, Evans Julian, Fanelli Emanuela, Carugati Laura, Danovaro Roberto (2018).  Review of literature on the implementation of the MSFD to the deep Mediterranean Sea. IDEM project, Deliverable 1.1.

Fanelli, E., Bianchelli, S., & Danovaro, R. (2018). Deep-sea mobile megafauna of Mediterranean submarine canyons and open slopes: Analysis of spatial and bathymetric gradients. Progress in Oceanography 168: 23-34.

Danovaro, R. (2018). Climate change impacts on the biota and on vulnerable habitats of the deep Mediterranean Sea. Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, 1-17.

Salvadó, J. A., Grimalt, J. O., López, J. F., Palanques, A., & Canals, M. (2019). Influence of deep water formation by open-sea convection on the transport of low hydrophobicity organic pollutants in the NW Mediterranean Sea. Science of The Total Environment 647: 597-605.



Aymà A., Aguzzi J., Canals M., Company J.B., Lastras G., Mecho A., Lo Iacono C.  Occurrence of living cold-water corals at large depths within the submarine canyons of the northwestern Mediterranean Sea C. Orejas and C. Jiménez (eds.):Mediterranean CWC: past present and future, Springer series “Coral Reefs of the world”, Springer, Berlín, Heidelberg. In press  

Lastras G., Sanchez-Vidal A., Canals M. Discovery of a new cold-water coral habitat in La Fonera submarine canyon, Northwestern Mediterranean Sea C. Orejas and C. Jiménez (eds.):Mediterranean CWC: past present and future, Springer series “Coral Reefs of the world”, Springer, Berlín, Heidelberg. In press




The IDEM WebGIS is a web-based portal for interactive visualization of the spatial data collected in the Project and organized in a common spatial infrastructure. The portal combines Geographic Information Science (GIS) principles and tools to harmonize a relatively large and multi-dimensional datasets. The tool combines intelligent web maps with graphs, charts, tables, and text to unlock, make accessible and re-usable the data in a coordinated manner. 

All available data from previous and ongoing projects, initiatives and European infrastructures related to the MSFD descriptors for the deep sea (where deep sea is intended below the 200 m water depth) were collected and integrated in a Geodatabase accessible through the IDEM WebGIS. We also integrated data coming from IDEM partners, following the established project data policy and the data management workflow. 

WebGIS Contact details: Federica Foglini –

Valentina Grande – 

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