CoAStal and marine waters integrated monitoring systems for ecosystems proteCtion AnD managemEnt
€ 5 817 547,00
1. Increase awareness on data FAIRness principles and applications through the project specific example
2. Increase awareness of marine environment and the appeal of the marine cross-border areas
3. Increase knowledge towards project specific content and the contemplated cross-border area
CASCADE - APULIA REGION
•Local, regional and national public authorities
•Education and training organizations as well as universities and research institutes
CASCADE will develop a set of concerted and coordinated actions including monitoring
(observing and modelling) and management (Maritime Spatial Planning - MSP,
Integrated Coastal Zone Management - ICZM, Land-Sea Interaction - LSI) to enhance
the knowledge and to evaluate the quality and assess the vulnerability of inland,
coastal and marine ecosystems in Italy and Croatia with the final objective to restore
endangered species and to support integrated management. The integrated modelling
and observing systems will be developed to design and implement MSP/LSI/ICZM,
management and restoration actions in 11 pilot areas. Pilot actions will assess and
protect coastal and marine biodiversity in degraded areas, set up restoration actions,
assess the impacts of extreme events on ecosystems and understand how to avoid
conflicts and boost synergies in the areas. The project will consolidate long-lasting
research capabilities in the field through a concrete dialogue with stakeholders and the
participation of Agencies, research centres and universities in order to enhance inland,
coastal and marine knowledge. Such shared information and monitoring protocols are
essential for supporting concrete actions dealing with environmental vulnerability,
fragmentation and safeguarding of ecosystem services at cross-border level.
KEY PROJECT NUMBERS
SUPPORT OF ENDANGERED SPECIES AND COASTAL AND TRANSITIONAL ECOSYSTEMS: eg. Posidonia oceanica, Pinna nobilis...
REVIEW OF EXISTING MONITORING ACTIVITIES IN THE PILOT AREAS
LUNGOMARE NAZARIO SAURO, 33
BARI - Italy
Apulia Region - Department of Mobility, Urban Quality, Public Works, Ecology and Landscape represents the highest regional authority in the field of preservation of environment and landscape. CASCADE will enhance its knowledge about the quality and vulnerability of inland/coastal/marine ecosystems of its pilot area and to develop shared information and monitoring protocols for supporting concrete actions dealing with environmental vulnerability and safeguarding of ecosystem services.
Contact person: Adriana Maria Lotito
EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CENTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE FOUNDATION
The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to investigate and model climate system to provide reliable, rigorous and timely scientific results, which may stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment and develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies. In CASCADE, CMCC Foundation will contribute to high resolution marine/coastal modelling and forecasting, to information system development and science communication.
Contact person: Ivan Federico
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES
The Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IOF) is a national scientific institution with multidisciplinary scientific research activities. It is actively involved in development of monitoring and forecasting systems for the Adriatic Sea. IOF is the WP3 leader of CASCADE project, in charge of compiling the existing datasets from all Project partners, assessment of hazards, impacts and ecosystem vulnerability in Pilot areas 4 and 6 and setting up the integrated management systems.
Contact person: Ivana Ujević
ADRIATIC TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ACCIDENTAL MARINE POLLUTION PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE - ATRAC
ATRAC is a non-profit institution whose key role is to provide training and education to the personnel involved in preparedness and response systems in the Adriatic region. Other important activities include helping Adriatic countries in developing their contingency plans, risk assessments and other relevant documents, as well as effectively conducting international regulations governing preparedness for and response to incidents resulting in marine pollution.
Contact person:Anja Pilepic
CITY OF NIN
The importance of improvement of the environmental conditions of the seabed and the coastal areas and it aims to track the movement of sea currents in the harbor area and to introduce the best model for preventing sludge/mud sedimentation. The City of Nin will gather information and review existing monitoring activities in the Pilot area and will make available existing observations and model results about the Pilot, as well as to make a study on environmental protection and a wave model.
UNIVERSITY OF MOLISE
The University of Molise (UNIMOL) has about 9,000 students, 1 ,300 graduates each year, 105 PhD students and about 600 among teaching and non- teaching staff. The Envixlab has a sound scientific and applied knowledge on ecology and biological conservation of coastal ecosystems. UNIMOL has worked on the identification of Natura2000 sites and on ecosystem services assessment of Mediterranean coastal dunes . UNIMOL participates to LTER N etwork-Italy with one the site included in CASCADE project.
MARCHE REGION – PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES, EDUCATION AND LABOUR
MARCHE REGION has a multiyear experience in managing and implementing cross-border and international projects as lead partner and partner. The European Territorial Cooperation Unit is responsible for programming and implementing projects dealing with sustainable development and environmental resources. It has also relevant experience in the involvement and engagement of stakeholders (NGOs, University, Research Centers, Environment Protection Dept) fostering an inclusive and bottom-up approach.
Contact person: Natalino Barbizzi
PUBLIC INSTITUTION FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS IN THE AREA OF SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY SEA AND KARST
Public institution Sea and karst performs activity of protection, maintenance and promotion of protected areas of Split-Dalmatia County. In CASCADE project Sea and karst will carry out monitoring activities of the endangered Pina nobilis that will help to elucidate the causes for the mass mortality outbreaks. Experiment involving the capture of noble pen shell larvae with attempt to cultivate the shells and ultimately reintroducing the species back into the sea may lead to population revival.
Contact person: Dujo Vlastelica
RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ INSTITUTE
Center for Marine Research (CMR), part of national Ruđer Bošković Institute, specializes in marine research, ecological analyses and long term monitoring of the northern Adriatic. The CMR hosts a database with monitoring data starting from the year 1972. In the CASCADE project, CMR will mainly contribute in the harmonization of the monitoring plan and methodology, with an expansion of our national monitoring program and focusing on hotspot identification.
Contact person: Daniela Maric Pfannkuchen
DUBROVNIK NERETVA COUNTY
The Dubrovnik-Neretva Region is the southernmost region of the Republic of Croatia. DNR has more than 60% area under Natura 2000. With participation in CASCADE, DNR wants to address common challenges through cross-border cooperation to achieve sustainable development and contribute to protection of biodiversity in the marine environment, share of experience, joint actions, improvement of policies with the objective to ensure territorial coherence of the cross-border area.
Contact person: Iva Slade
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
ARPA FVG is the public Environmental Agency of Friuli Venezia Giulia region. In Project CASCADE, it will contribute in enhancing the knowledge of the Adriatic Sea ecosystem and further increase the collaboration with project partners. The aim is maintaining a continuous, high quality, monitor of Adriatic sea, through measures and models. The attention will be focused on the environment hosting endangered species which are living in the pilot area 1 (Grado and Marano Lagoon and Gulf of Trieste).
Contact person: Elena Gianesini
IUAV UNIVERSITY OF VENICE
IUAV is a public University with expertise in regional and urban planning, green-blue infrastructure, maritime spatial planning (MSP), urban design, environmental assessment, landscape and agricultural policies. IUAV is involved in MSP directive implementation in Italy, it has extensive experience in MSP pilot testing, and coordinated the Erasmus Mundus on MSP. Within CASCADE, IUAV will coordinate P5 activities (Tegnùe-Veneto), sharing specific expertise on MSP, LSI, Ocean Literacy.
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
The University of Bologna (UNIBO) is the oldest university in Western Europe. In MARLESS project will participate experts from The Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research in Renewable Resources, Environment, Sea and Energy, The Interdepartmental Centre for Research in Environmental Sciences and The Department of Veterinary Medicine. Main activity will be to coordination and monitoring Pilot Actions to prevent, recover, process marine litter, including Stakeholders Toolbox.
Contact person: Rossella Pistocchi
REGIONAL AGENCY FOR PREVENTION, ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY IN EMILIA ROMAGNA
The Hydro-Meteo-Climate Service Arpae-SIMC is involved in research in meteorology, oceanography, climatology and related themes, including hazard and environmental studies, within European, national and local projects. For marine monitoring and modeling, Arpae-SIMC runs coastal and marine operational models to provide daily forecasts and manages environmental monitoring networks for meteorological, marine and coastal data. Arpae is the environmental technical agency of Emilia Romagna, Italy.
Andrea Valentini, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lidia Bressan email@example.com
DELTA 2000 CONSORTIUM COMPANY WITH LIMITED LIABILITY
DELTA 2000 is as local Development Agency, Local Action Group LAG in Po Delta area and FLAG for Emilia-Romagna region. It is a company representing the main local public institutions and economic and social stakeholders SMEs, associations and other private stakeholders. In CASCADE cooperates to reinforce the dissemination & communication activities to the main stakeholders to make effective the strategy for the environmental protection of Adriatic coast and communicate project results
Contact person: Angela Nazzaruolo
UNIVERSITY OF SALENTO
UniSalento is a medium size public university. It has eight Departments covering scientific and humanistic areas of interest and being responsible of master and PhD programs in the thematic areas of their pertinence. DiSTeBA promotes and coordinates research activities in the field of ecological and environmental sciences, among others, and offers indoor and outdoor research facilities through its field stations, field experimental sites and observatories. The research groups involved in CASCADE have experience of coordination of international projects and represent the Department in national and European consortia and Centres of competence, international initiatives and European network of excellence
Contact person: Alberto Basset
MANAGEMENT CONSORTIUM OF TORRE GUACETO
REGION OF ISTRIA
MARINE PROTECTED AREAS TORRE DEL CERRANO
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