Priority Axis 2 - Sustainable Region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

The overall increase in maritime transport, coastal urbanization and the foreseen increase in offshore oil and gas extraction pose serious risks of pollution from hazardous substances for several coastal states in the whole Mediterranean, and in particular in the Adriatic - Ionian region. Countries sharing a marine region or sub-region should adopt a common approach to environmental monitoring, good environmental status definition and assessment.
In the Adriatic – Ionian marine sub-regions, the level of coherence and consistency of several EU and regional environmental policies, particularly in the assessment of contamination from hazardous substances, needs a common implementation.
In the framework of enhancing the capacity to tackle environmental vulnerability and safeguard ecosystem services at transnational scale, the objective of HarmoNIA is twofold:
  • to share best practices to support the harmonized implementation of marine environmental directives in the ADRION region
  • to strengthen the network of data infrastructures to facilitate access and re-use of marine data among countries bordering the Adriatic – Ionian Seas.
Building on the EU initiative EMODnet for the management and supply of fragmented marine data, HarmoNIA will strengthen the existing transnational network of data infrastructures to facilitate access and re-use of marine data among countries bordering the Adriatic – Ionian Seas. The project will improve the coherence, among most countries bordering the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, all Contracting Parties of the Barcelona Convention, of protocols for monitoring and for assessment of contaminants in the marine environment and will facilitate data and information exchange within the region.
The outputs will consist in a Transnational network of institutions adopting a joint data management system for contaminants in the marine environment, and in regional strategies to improve harmonization in monitoring and assessment, and to evaluate risk of contaminant dispersion in vulnerable coastal zones from different pollution sources.
HarmoNIA outputs will improve the coordination among institutions involved in MSFD and UNEP/MAP protocol implementation, local, regional and national authorities in charge of environmental assessment, management, conservation, as well as research institutions, to tackle problems related to pollution dispersal and risks on the coastal areas of the ADRION region. The transnational approach will be assured by the cooperation among partners from most of the countries bordering the ADRION region, with consolidated experience in marine data acquisition and management and involved in the implementation of marine environmental policies.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

HarmoNIA

Project Number

340

Programme Priority

2) Sustainable Region

Specific objective

Enhance the capacity in transnationally tackling environmental vulnerability, fragmentation, and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2018-02-01 – 2019-11-30

Total budget

EUR 1,290,978.60

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 1,022,334.60

IPAII budget

EUR 74,997.20

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

National Institute for Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics
Oceanography

Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante, 42/C | 34010 – Trieste
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Marina Lipizer, mlipizer@ogs.trieste.it

PROJECT PARTNERS

Agriculture University of Tirana
Department of Plant Protection

Address
Kodër Kamëz, SH1,, | 1029 – Tirana
ALBANIA
Contact person
Mr. Magdalena Cara, magdacara@ubt.edu.al

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Institute of Oceanography/Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HNODC)

Address
46,7 km Athinon-Souniou ave, | 19013 – Anavissos
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Athanasia Iona, sissy@hnodc.hcmr.gr

Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries

Address
Šetalište I. Meštrovića, 63 | 21000 – Split
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Mr. Damir Ivanković, ivankovic@izor.hr

Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Department I – Monitoring and Assessment of Quality of Marine Environment

Address
Via Brancati, 48 | 00144 – Rome
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Anna Maria Cicero, annamaria.cicero@isprambiente.it

National Institute of Biology
Marine Biology Station Piran

Address
Večna pot, 111 | 1000 – Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Mr. Branko Čermelj, cermelj@mbss.org

Public institution University of Montenegro - Institute of Marine Biology
Laboratory for chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology

Address
Dobrota bb, | 85330 – kotor
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Mr. Danijela Joksimovic, djoksimovic@ibmk.org

REGION OF WESTERN GREECE
DIRECTORY OF DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

Address
NEW NATIONAL ROAD PATRON ATHINON & AMERIKIS, 32 | 26442 – PATRAS
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. SPYROS PAPASPYROY, s.papaspyrou@pde.gov.gr

Ruder Boskovic Institute
Centre for Marine Research

Address
Bijenička cesta, 54 | 10000 – Zagreb
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Ms. Maja Fafanđel, maja@cim.irb.hr

Slovenian Environment Agency
Hydrology and State of the Environment Office

Address
Vojkova c., 1b | 1000 – Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Ms. Mateja Poje, mateja.poje@gov.si