Project geoPORtal of TOols & Data for sustaInable Management of coAstal and maRine Environment
Program: Interreg Adrion
Duration of the project: 1st of February 2018 – 31st of January
Lead partner of the project:
Emilia-Romagna Region, Directorate General for Territory and Environment Protection
- CORILA – Consortium for Managing Research Activities in the Venice Lagoon
- Regional development center Koper
- Priority Actions Program Regional Activity Centre
- Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
- Institute for Physical Planning Region of Istria
- Public enterprise for coastal zone management of Montenegro
- Centre for economic, technological and environmental development Sarajevo
- Apulia Region – Department of civil protection
- Abruzzo Region
- Veneto Region, Soil Protection Directorate – Integrated Water Service and Water Protection Unit
Associated partner: Molise Region (Italy), Marche Region, Regional Agency for Environmental Protection and Energy Emilia-Romagna Region
Human activities, the effects of climate change and natural and other factors, influence the coastal and marine environment and other ecosystems. The physical characteristics, especially the shallowness and its semi-enclosed nature, make the Adriatic and Ionian Sea even more vulnerable to these threats. These problems highlight the need for global planning and management of coastal marine areas in the Adriatic-Ionian region.
The idea for the PORTODIMARE project is based on implemented projects (SHAPE, ADRIPLAN). The aim of the project itself is to continue the activities carried out so far in these projects and to develop a maritime spatial plan for the area of the Adriatic-Ionian region.
The goal of the PORTODIMARE project is to create a common platform – the Geoportal, which will provide access to all informations, data and tools that are necessary and important to support the integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and strategic maritime planning in the Adriatic-Ionian region. The platform will operate in full compliance with the policies and principles of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and will support the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region- EUSAIR.
The project is divided on 4 main work packages:
The work package includes the preparation of all acts and statutory documents, ongoing management of project activities, financial management, reporting and archiving and self-assessment of project results.
T1 – Geoportal design and development
The first work package includes the creation and development of a database for the Geoportal.
T2 – Geoportal testing and demonstration: towards the plan
The second work package include the testing and the demonstration of the Geoportal.
As part of the communication work package, the promotion of tools, good practices and the knowledge acquired in the implemented projects will take place.
The regional development center Koper will be actively involved in all project work packages through various activities. Within the T1 work unit, it will carry out individual activities such as the T1.2 activity, which aims to determine the data needed for maritime spatial planning and the use of the protocol on integrated coastal zone management in the Mediterranean.