About the Project - CHANGE WE CARE


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Climate cHallenges on coAstal and traNsitional chanGing arEas: WEaving a Cross-Adriatic REsponse






€ 2,700,780.00


2.1: Improve the climate change monitoring and planning of adaptation measures tackling specific effects, in the cooperation area


Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR)


Local, regional and national public authorities and related entities

Regional and local development agencies, environmental agencies, regional associations

Universities and research institutes


CHANGE WE CARE fosters concerted and coordinated climate adaptation actions at transboundary level. The project explores climate risks faced by coastal and transition areas contributing to a better understanding of the impact of climate variability and change on water regimes, salt intrusion, tourism, biodiversity and agro-ecosystems affecting the cooperation area. The main goal is to deliver integrated, ecosystem-based and shared planning options for different problems related to climate change (CC), together with adaptation measures for vulnerable areas to decision makers and coastal communities who may best benefit from it.

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Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR)


Rome - Italy


ISMAR is the largest institution in Italy devoted to scientific development in ocean science. It conducts multidisciplinary studies in all fields of marine sciences encompassing geological, biological and oceanographic research in the world oceans. It is distributed over 6 sites: Venice, Trieste, La Spezia, Bologna, Rome and Naples. ISMAR has a group specifically oriented to climate change research carrying out constant analytical work and operating several multi-parametric observing systems.

Contact person: Davide Bonaldo

E-mail: davide.bonaldo@ve.ismar.cnr.it


Emilia-Romagna Region - General Directorate for Territorial and Environmental Care


RER is a public institution having territorial and institutional competence on a wide range of matters on Emilia Romagna Region and in particular on governance, programs, planning, protection and integrated management of territory, environment, natural areas, soil and coastal areas. It exerts these competences through the General Directorate for Territorial and Environmental Care which has developed database on coastal morpho-dynamics and management.

Contact person: Roberto Montanari

E-mail: Roberto.Montanari@regione.emilia-romagna.it


Managing Body for Parks and Biodiversity – Po Delta (POPARK)


POPARK is a public institution devoted to the management of the Protected Area and the sites of the Natura 2000 Network contained therein. Over the years it has managed to ensure a higher sustainability of the different human activities trying to reduce the conflicts between social and economic players. It carries out activities aimed at protecting biodiversity, through studies and surveys aimed at increasing naturalistic knowledge and at teaching the value of biodiversity to new generations.

Contact person: Maria Pia Pagliarusco

E-mail: mpiapagliarusco@parcodeltapo.it


Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)


ISPRA is a public institute having competences on environmental protection and research being part of a network known as National System for Environmental Protection. Its national centre for coastal zone protection and characterization has competences and responsibilities in the physical monitoring of the sea state and assessment of the evolution of environmental matrices in the coastal zone, developing methods and innovative operational procedures for the protection of the marine ecosystems.

Contact person: Luisa Nicoletti

E-mail: luisa.nicoletti@isprambiente.it


Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia - Central Directorate for Environmental and Energy, Geological Survey


RAFVG is a public administration institutionally responsible for topics related to Friuli Venezia Giulia coastal area management and aimed at improving the sustainable growth for its territory. It is divided in several Central Directorates each of them dedicated to a special topics and organized in Surveys. The Geological Survey is a part of the Environment and Energy Directorate specifically devoted to carry out coastal marine sedimentology and geomorphology studies.

Contact person: Antonio Bratus

E-mail: antonio.bratus@regione.fvg.it


Veneto Region - Soil Defense Directorate


RDV is a public administration institutionally responsible for a wide range of topics related to the Veneto region. It is divided in Areas and Directorates each of them dedicated to specific topics. The Soil Protection Directorate has expertise in water planning, integrated water systems & water protection, hydraulic defense, reclamation & irrigation, geology, hydrogeology, geomorphology and cartography. It has competence in planning, programming and monitoring of soil and coastal defense works.

Contact person: Marina Aurighi

E-mail: marina.aurighi@regione.veneto.it



University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy


UNIZAG is organized in four departments: Geomatics, Cartography and Photogrammetry, Applied Geodesy and Observatory Hvar. Within the University of Zagreb, it is tasked with providing higher education and research in the scientific field of geodesy. It has competence in remote sensing techniques and systems of survey, monitoring and analysis of underwater and costal area spatial data, design of Geographic Information System Architecture and large Spatial Data Management.

Contact person: Almin Dapo

E-mail: adapo@geof.hr


Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Areas of Dubrovnik-Neretva County


PIDNC is a public institution mainly devoted to the protection, maintenance and promotion of protected natural areas aiming at preserving their resources, thus ensuring the undisturbed progress of natural processes and sustainable use of natural resources. Furthermore, it supervises the implementation of the protection requirements and measures in the managed area and carries out monitoring activity to evaluate the state of nature conservation.

Contact person: Margarita Polzer

E-mail: mpolzer@zastita-prirode-dnz.hr


Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IOF)


IOF is a scientific public institution and the Croatian National Reference Centre for the marine research. The scientific activity of the Institute is multidisciplinary and covers research in the fields of biological, chemical and physical oceanography, sedimentology, and fisheries biology and aquaculture. It routinely carries out oceanographic and fisheries research monitoring activities and has a large experience in the assessment of climate changes occurring in the Adriatic Sea.

Contact person: Ivica Vilibič

E-mail: vilibic@izor.hr


Public Institution RERA SD for coordination and development of Split Dalmatia County


PI RERA SD for Coordination and Development of Split Dalmatia County is multidisciplinary institution established by Split-Dalmatia County (2009.) with the aim of efficient coordination of regional development, development and implementation of projects financed through EU funds, national and regional funds. The goal is to be the link between public, private & civil sector in building-up of strategic partnerships in application & implementation of projects contribute to rising of life standard.

Contact person: Ivo Benzon

E-mail: ivo.benzon@rera.hr


Public Institution Vransko Lake Nature Park (VRANPARK)


VRANPARK is a public institution aimed at protecting, maintaining and promoting natural and cultural values according to the National Nature Protection Act. It has competences in managing species and habitats and in implementing management actions for nature conservation. The organization has experience in scientific data interpretation and education of the public and elaboration of strategic documents such as management plans using a participatory approach.

Contact person: Norma Fressel

E-mail: norma.fressel@pp-vransko-jezero.hr


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Project leaflets

CHANGE WE CARE leaflet eng

PUBLISHED ON 24/07/2019
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Leaflet ita

PUBLISHED ON 24/07/2019
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Leaflet hr

PUBLISHED ON 25/07/2019
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Pilot sites factsheets

Po River Delta

PUBLISHED ON 25/07/2019
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Banco della Mula di Muggia

PUBLISHED ON 25/07/2019
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Kastela Bay & Jadro River

PUBLISHED ON 25/07/2019
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Neretva River Delta

PUBLISHED ON 25/07/2019
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Vransko Lake

PUBLISHED ON 25/07/2019
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Here you can find all posters and other communication material presented during events, conferences, meetings


PUBLISHED ON 29/07/2019
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PUBLISHED ON 29/07/2019
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Poster_Bonaldo et al_Eurolag9_Venice 20-24 January 2020

PUBLISHED ON 24/01/2020
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Poster_Boscolo et al_Eurolag9_Venice 20-24 January 2020

PUBLISHED ON 24/01/2020
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Project public documents

CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.3.1.1: Assessing different aspects of present state and ongoing climate changes at both Adriatic and local scale

PUBLISHED ON 25/02/2020
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CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.3.3.1: Report on water and sediment fluxes in the pilot areas 

PUBLISHED ON 23/11/2020
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CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.3.4.1: Report on existing data and relative gaps

PUBLISHED ON 23/11/2020
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CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.4.1.1: Report on hydrological and physical quantities under climate change scenarios within the cooperation area

PUBLISHED ON 23/11/2020
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CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.5.1.2: WP5 Coordination Plan

PUBLISHED ON 23/11/2020
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CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.3.2.1: Report on pilot areas geomorphological maps

PUBLISHED ON 01/03/2021
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CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.3.2.2_Technical report on sediment stocks in the alluvial coastal systems

PUBLISHED ON 01/03/2021
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CHANGE WE CARE Report_D.3.5.2_Report on present state and recent trends of coastal and transitional environments in the Adriatic Sea

PUBLISHED ON 09/04/2021
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CHANGE WE CARE Follow-up Report_D2.3.3_Mid Term Conference

PUBLISHED ON 15/10/2021
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CHANGE WE CARE REPORT_D4.4.1_plan_for_monitoring_and_observation_system

PUBLISHED ON 13/12/2021
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CHANGE WE CARE REPORT_D4.4.2_guidelines_for_climate_change_monitoring

PUBLISHED ON 13/12/2021
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La bora. Spiegata bene.

How and where Bora wind  originates and how it enters the Gulf of Trieste and then continues along the coasts of Veneto and Emilia Romagna. The Change We Care Project team contributed to the realization of this interesting documentary, produced by the Bora Museum (@museobora) and the Meteorological Union of Friuli Venezia Giulia (UMDFG),  by providing modeling support for the short clip showing the "Gates of the Bora", those orographic passages through which the Bora flows as a river of air in the Adriatic Sea.

Banco della Mula di Muggia Pilot Site

The video, produced by the Central Directorate for Environmental Defense, Energy and Sustainable Development - Geological service of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia,  in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Geosciences of the University of Trieste, shows the Banco della Mula di Muggia, one of the five pilot sites of the CHANGE WE CARE project.

CHANGE WE CARE first videoclip

How does climate change affect the Adriatic basin? How can such complex emergency be resolved?
To find out, have a look to this first video, realised using an infographic technique, which is specifically focused on the climate change issues affecting the Adriatic  Sea and the project pilot sites.

CHANGE WE CARE second videoclip

What are the specific issues affecting the five project pilot sites due to climate change? What concrete adaptive measures were indentified in order to combine the economic and social needs of a specific area with the protection of its natural heritage within a climate system which is changing?  In this second video, the approach and the results obtained by CHANGE WE CARE project were presented

CHANGE WE CARE Final Conference

The Final conferenze of CHANGE WE CARE project was held on-line on Thursday, November 11th, from 9:00 to 13:00. Together with a group of International experts, we presented the results achieved in three years of activity and provided an overview of the strategies and adaptation measures identified to increase the resilience of the Adriatic coastal areas to climate change, also in the broader framework of the present challenges and upcoming opportunities

CHANGE WE CARE Croatian Training Course

Projekt CHANGE WE CARE: Tečaj o podacima i metodama

CHANGE WE CARE Italian Training Course

Corso di formazione su uso e trattamento di dati osservativi e campi da modelli numerici, organizzato nell'ambito del progetto CHANGE WE CARE