About the Project - netformplastic

PRJ – NET4MPLASTIC

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/ ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
/ SO 3.3
NET4MPLASTIC

New Technologies for macro and Microplastic Detection and Analysis in the Adriatic Basin

START DATE

01.01.2019

END DATE

30.06.2021

TOTAL BUDGET

€ 2.478.640,00

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

3.3: Improve the environmental quality conditions of the sea and coastal area by use of sustainable and innovative technologies and approaches

LEAD PARTNER

University of Ferrara - Department of Physics and Earth Sciences

TARGET GROUPS

  • Local, regional and national public authorities

  • Regional and local development agencies

  • Associations, innovation and environmental agencies

  • Education and training organizations as well as universities and research institutes

The NET4mPLASTIC project aims to collect data on the distribution and composition of the Microplastic along the Croatian and Italian coastal and marine areas.  A numerical model will simulate the marine transport processes of the Microplastic in the Adriatic Sea to identify possible Microplastic concentration zones in the pilot areas according to fluvial discharge and marine  conditions. The drone images will be used to identify the presence of plastic, while some other parameters will be measured in  real time by installing a specific platform on boats or on marine drones. Sampling will be done at the river mouth, in marine environment, on the beach and collecting biota samples. Chemical and biological analysis will identify the Microplastic, possible origin of the Microplastic and possible health impacts. 

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LEAD PARTNER

University of Ferrara - Department of Physics and Earth Sciences

VIA LUDOVICO ARIOSTO, 35

Ferrara - Italy

http://www.unife.it


The University of Ferrara is composed by 13 departments and ensures an excellent level of education and a wide-range of research activities. The wide-range of research activities are driven by the main societal challenges and are coherent with national, international and global research priorities. Three departments are involved in the project: Physic and Earth Sciences (lead partner), Engineering and Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, providing multidisciplinary skills.


​​​​​​​Contact person: Corbau Corinne

E-mail: cbc@unife.it

PROJECT PARTNER

University of Trieste - Department of Engineering and Architecture

https://www.units.it/


The Department of Engineering and Architecture is one of the largest structures in the University of Trieste. It includes many research groups, which have been involved in countless projects and research activities on a wide range of topics. The Department has about 50 thematic and technical laboratories and is involved in many research projects at national and international level, with almost 2 M€ of funds received in the last two years by EU direct and indirect programs.


​​​​​​​Contact person: Chiara Schmid

E-mail: schmid@units.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Marche Region - Protection of the Sea and Administrative Penalty

http://www.regione.marche.it/


The Environmental remediation, Energy resources, Waste management, Quarries and mines Unit is in charge of the regional system of waste management and planning. It manages local and international projects on waste prevention. To cope the different activities, the Head of Department appointed an interdisciplinary working group. Equipped with an oceanographic model MR is involved in the monitoring, defense and protection of coastal areas and in the management and prediction of oil spill pollution.


​​​​​​​Contact person: Leonardo Balestra

E-mail: leonardo.balestra@regione.marche.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Hydra Solutions Srl

http://www.hydrasolutions.org


HYDRA SOLUTIONS srl is an italian company able to provide engineering services mainly for environmental and maritime sectors, and to develop custom instrumentation and data acquisition systems for meteo-marine data, water quality data and geophysical data. Other relevant skills are related to:

• Custom software for data management and visualisation in GIS and ENC applications

• Systems simulations and data modelling

• Knowledge of logistic, safety and operational aspects.


​​​​​​​Contact person: Daniele Calore

E-mail: daniele.calore@hydrasolutions.org

PROJECT PARTNER

Prosoft Ltd

http://www.prosofri.hr


Prosoft is ICT and consulting company with more than 20 years of experience in offering complete information engineering services including: management and consultancy services for information system development, communication engineering and networking, consulting and technical support for IS management and training services for users. Prosoft has references from different business sectors health institutions, educational institution, food industry, IT industry, transport and maritime sector.


​​​​​​​Contact person: Nelida Pogačić

E-mail: nelida.pogacic@prosoftri.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

Veterinary Public Health Institute of Abruzzo and Molise Regions

http://www.izs.it


The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” is a public health institute of the State and Abruzzo-Molise Regions providing knowledge and innovation in animal health, veterinary public health and environment protection, to safeguard animals and human health. The Research Center Marine Ecosystems and Fishing of Termoli operates in fishery hygiene, marine ecosystems through research, laboratory, diagnostics, technical assistance and advice to stakeholder.


​​​​​​​Contact person: Nadia Barile

E-mail: n.barile@izs.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Teaching Institute For Public Health, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

http://www.zzjzpgz.hr


Teaching Institute of Public Health of Primorsko-Goranska County is a health institution which conducts public health activities in the area of Primorsko-Goranska County. It represents an expert, but also teaching preventative public health institution, which is turning into a university scientific regional institute with the goal of providing a higher level of public health care for the wider region, which besides Primorsko-Goranska County includes the neighbouring counties


​​​​​​​Contact person: Lina Velčić

E-mail: lina.velcic@zzjzpgz.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

Public Institution RERA S.D. for coordination and development of Split-Dalmatia County

http://www.rera.hr


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, 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: Marijana Čular

E-mail: marijana.cular@rera.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

University of Split - Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodes

http://gradst.unist.hr/


UNIST-FGAG has a strong experience in environmental sciences and particularly in environmental monitoring and modelling of water resources in coastal area using remote sensing and airborne hyperspectral imaging. Through several projects from EU FP7 and World Bank, UNIST-FGAG also gained expertise in modelling the pollution transport within estuaries and coastal zone, delineating the pollution hot spots and developing flood risk maps for the coastal zone.


​​​​​​​Contact person: Roko Andricevic

E-mail: rokoand@gradst.hr

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Demostration event for biota sampling

05-12-2019

PRESENTATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF MARCHE REGION IN NET4mPLASTIC
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