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ADRICOSM – ADRIatic sea integreted COastal areaS and river basin Management System pilot project and ADRICOSM-EXT

Objectives: 1. To demonstrate the feasibility of Near Real Time (NRT) coastal current forecasts
2. To carry out the implementation of a river basin and waste water management system in two Adriatic test site (Split and Pula, Croazia) and in one test site in Albania
3. To develop the integration of the river system with the coastal current forecasting
4. Design and implementation of a data management system for archiving and real time sharing of data;
5. General training and outreach.
Sectorial Topic (Note): Sustainable land use management, including water, soil and vegetation in affected areas
Actor(s)[Nation(Ministry, Agency)/Organization]: Ministry for Environment and territori; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV); Università di Bologna, Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali (UNIBO.CIRSA); Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente, Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino (ENEA.CRAM); Agenzia Regionale Prevenzione e Ambiente dell’Emilia Romagna, Strutture Oceanografica Daphne (ARPA.DAPHNE); CNR, Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima (CNR.ISAC); CNR, Istituto per la Geologia marina (CNR.IGM); Società Generale di Ingegneria – SpA (SGI); Lab. biologia marina di Trieste (LBM.TS) (Italy); Ministry for Environment (Croatia); Collecte, localisation, satellites, space, oceanography division (France); Meteo-France, direction de la production (MF.DP); Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica sperimentale (OGS); Rudjer Boskovic Institute, center for marine research (RBI.CMR); National institute of Biology, marine Biological station (NIB.MBS) (Slovenia); Institute of oceanography and fisheries (IOF) University of Zagreb (UZ.AMG); Intenational marittime Organization, International marittime academy (IMO.IMA); PULA Municipalità; Ernst & Young; Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Split (Croatia)
Contents: Capacity building, technology transfer, scientific and technological collaboration in the Adriatic Sea through the trilateral Italian, Slovenian Croatian agreement.
Means of Implementation: Italy, Slovenia and Croatia are directly involved in the project with a large number of national and international institutions. An exchange of expertise will take place in order to:1. build a cost-effective and scientifically designed Adriatic basin monitoring system;2. build capacity in Croatian and Slovenian centers to model the shelf areas with state of the art Hydrodinamic modeling;3. create a network between all these three nations and the other European Institutions which will freely share observational and model data.Albania, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro will be the new partner of the project The main tasks of the project will be:
-Enhancement of ADRICOSM observational and modelling network
-Integrate know-how, innovative tools and state-of-the-art technologies available;
-Implementing in a river test site in Albania the procedures and methodologies, which already have been applied in a river catchment test site in the Split area (Croatia).
-Data Management System
- Organization of training courses, workshops and seminars to the new incoming Institutions participating to the Project.
Target year: 2004
Target Area/Place: Adriatic Sea coastal areas and river basin
Expected Outcome(S): 1. Construction of a Near Real Time monitoring and modeling system to forecast the short term variability of the coastal areas circulation 2. The implementation of an integrated planning and management system of urban drainage and waste water utilities in a test site for the Croatian coasts 3. Development of an interface with the marine coastal area forecasting module.4. Management of the project and the capacity building. 5. Implement an efficient data management system for the Adriatic Sea;6. Organize a centralized centre and expert coastal data centres.7. Dissemination of the products of the Project to a large community of intermediate and final users.
Relevance to the Plan of Implementation of WSSD: The Development Goal, endorsed by the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg set a new target of halving the proportion of people who do not have access to basic sanitation by 2015. It also recognized the key role of water in agriculture, energy, health, biodiversity and ecosystems as well as in combating poverty.
Other Information: The project has the characteristics to be repeatable in other regions of the Adriatic Basin. The Project is a Type II Initiative launched in Johannesburg in WSSD
(Contact): Valeria Clara Rizzo
Italian Ministry for Environment and Territory
Address: via Cristoforo Colombo, 44
Phone: 0039-06-57228106/09-
Fax: 0039-06-5722-8178-
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