Adriatic DSS Exploitation for MOnitoring and Risk management of coastal Extreme weather and flooding led by the Abruzzo Region, Service of Territorial Cooperation, Ms Paola Di Salvatore, was followed on 7th November 2018 by the press conference that closed the two-day event.
Representatives in charge with fire-fighting in the Dubrovnik-Neretva Region, marine safety and civil protection in general attended the public event and gave extremely profitable contributions to the entire project.
The Vice-President of the Dubrovnik-Neretva Region Joško Cebalo, the director of CETEMPS Frank Marzano in representation of the Abruzzo Region, the deputy principal of the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service Krešo Pandžić and the representative of the CNR Ismar Guglielmo Lacorata took the floor to present the scientific results achieved so far.
In particular, through AdriaMORE, the Dubrovnik-Neretva Region is proceeding to procure a fire-fighting boat, which will greatly support the civil protection work in the southern Croatian area, especially in case of fire and sea pollution. In this respect, of great relevance is the monitoring of the Neretva river estuary prone to coastal flooding, extreme weather which may cause problems to the airport and ship traffic, as well as sudden fires intense winds may largely spread out.
In addition, the Croatian radar network implemented by the partner Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service is essential and a great help to the AdriaMORE project as it will contributes to monitoring and providing data on extreme weather conditions useful to the project. Crucial is also the wind profiler, which will be installed in Dubrovnik – an innovative tool integrated in the joint monitoring platform useful for civil protection and prevention in both countries.
It was announced that the observation capability and data collection from extreme weather monitoring from the Abruzzo Region, the Central Italy and the Croatian coastline will be strengthened as much as possible: This is surely one of the greatest networking achievements of AdriaMORE. The involved territories and people will be equipped with effective tools to tackle severe weather events and other marine risks triggered by hydro-meteorological events, thus reducing damage and increasing safety.