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“From good data to good decisions: knowledge sharing for harmonized policies on contamination issues in the ADRION seas. From monitoring to risk assessment”

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“From good data to good decisions: knowledge sharing for harmonized policies on contamination issues in the ADRION seas. From monitoring to risk assessment”

October 21st, 2020|News|

A synthesis of results, outputs and tools produced, with links to all relevant products: this is HarmoNIA final scientific report.

HarmoNIA in numbers:

  • 3 Methodological proposals for harmonized monitoring, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and decommissioning of offshore platforms;
  • 1 Methodological proposal for assessing risk index of contaminant dispersion
  • More than 5.600 harmonized and validated datasets on marine contaminants (e.g. heavy metals, hydrocarbons, antifoulants, pesticides, biocides and polychlorinated biphenyls) measured in seawater, sediment and biota provided by 6 ADRION countries;
  • 3 web-based tools specifically implemented to discover and access data and information needed to evaluate the status of the marine environment and to evaluate pollution dispersion risk;
  • 2 Regional Strategies to improve coherence in monitoring efforts and coordination of actions in case of pollution accidents;
  • 1 Transnational Network of institutions sharing expertise and information for harmonized marine monitoring to tackle environmental vulnerability;
  • 6 international stakeholder workshops, 3 of them online, to agree on regional needs and share HarmoNIA results and outputs;
  • 3 questionnaires targeted to competent institutions to collect information on priorities, gaps and needs to manage marine pollution in the ADRION region;
  • 1 questionnaire dedicated to the general public to raise people awareness on marine chemical contaminants;
  • Active participation to workshop and to questionnaires of 150 of stakeholders from local, regional and national authorities, academia, SME, NGOs and international organizations;
  • 4 dissemination videos;
  • 3 video tutorials;
  • 3 leaflets in all ADRION languages;
  • 3 Newsletters;
  • 3 open access scientific publications;
  • 1 book chapter for “The Montenegrin Adriatic Coast: Marine Chemistry Pollution” (currently in press);
  • 5 abstracts for presentations at international scientific conferences;
  • More than 80 social media posts on Facebook and twitter;
  • Many bilateral presentations to local, regional and national stakeholders.