Our last workshop with ADRION Stakeholders was held on 18/06/20 online. This was the last of a series of workshops aiming to communicate and discuss HarmoNIA results on marine contaminants management, with a broad range of Stakeholders from the ADRION region. In total 39 participants, representatives from Ministries, Municipalities, SMEs, environmental Agencies and NGOs  were present.

The two major HarmoNIA outcomes were presented  :

  1. Regional Strategy -I for a harmonized monitoring and assessment of contaminants in the marine environment and
  2. Regional Strategy -II for a shared and harmonized evaluation of the risk due to contaminant dispersion from different sources of pollution

The HarmoNIA initiative for a Transnational Network of Institutions for Sharing expertise and information towards harmonization of monitoring of contaminants in the marine environment, data management  and visualization, was described.

Participants were invited to join the HarmoNIA network in order  to work together for a sustainable use of marine resources!

Comments from the discussion:

‘The risk index maps we produced are not official maps and depend on the information available. We produced an approach, a methodology towards assessing the  risk. The more information is shared the better the analysis can be’. Marina Lipizer- HarmoNIA coordinator

‘Our aim is to make the HarmoNIA Geoportal live after the project. If other stakeholders have particular interest for an area it would be a great opportunity to test this methodology at new sites with new layers of information. May be also in synergy with other projects.’ Donata Melaku-Canu, HarmoNIA participant


All presentations available here