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1 HAZADR Strengthening common reaction capacity to fight sea pollution of oil, toxic and hazardous substances in Adriatic Sea National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station The Gulf of Trieste (northern Adriatic) Kick off meeting Bari, January 2013

2 Partners institutional profile Marine Biology Station National Institute of Biology

3 Partners institutional profile

4 Partners institutional profile Staff: researchers (18 Ph.D.) - 7 young researchers - 8 expert, technical & administrative collaborators Interdisciplinary team: biologists, chemists, physicist, geologist, geoprapher, modeler Early 80-ties: 29 staff (2 Ph.D.)

5 Partners institutional profile Activities Basic and applied research Monitoring, environmental impact assessment Education (undergraduate, graduate, educators education – marine issues, summer courses)

6 Partners institutional profile Within this project the National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology station as a research institution will start the first phase toward the operational monitoring of the sea surface. This will involve: the acquisition and setup of the adequate equipment (HF radar), testing its performance and preparing for the routine surveillance in couple with the equipment that is already available at Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS).

7 Main threats to your coasts due to technological hazards or needs In the year 2012 over 6000 cargo ships came in and left the Gulf of Trieste Port of Koper2500 Ports of Trieste and Monfalcone In the year 2012 over 6000 cargo ships came in and left the Gulf of Trieste Port of Koper2500 Ports of Trieste and Monfalcone Port of Koper (Slovenia) Maritime cargo throughput ( )

8 Main threats to your coasts due to technological hazards or needs Although a Traffic Separation Scheme is in force ships still do ran aground (227 m long chinese ship Guo Dian 6 in February 2010) Although a Traffic Separation Scheme is in force ships still do ran aground (227 m long chinese ship Guo Dian 6 in February 2010) In 2012 trips to Koper or visits to various tourist attractions in the near hinterland attracted a total of 45 cruise vessels. Oil spils are permannent treat (december 2012) Clean SeaNet Alert Report

9 Expectations from the project During and after the project this equipment will serve to: monitor possible oil spills and their spreading through the gulf, to identify the origins of the oil spils and serve as a tool for verification of model tools (nowcasting). At the moment only one HF radar is operative in the Gulf Of Trieste, but we need at least two (working in couple). At the same time the Slovenian Environmental Agency (ARSO) is preparing the background to enforce the Sea surface monitoring program (In Slovenian coastal waters ARSO is the only institution authorised to perform such a monitoring). Through bilateral cooperation ARSO (not partner at this project) and L'Agenzia per la protezione dell'ambiente del Friuli Venezia Giulia (ARPA)

10 Our contribution to HAZADR Exchange of experiences: How to establish sea surface monitoring to effectively prevent the spreading of oil spills (using HF radars). How to improve the reaction capacity due to accidental marine pollution (especially through joint exercises), cooperation with the national administration for civil protection and disaster relief


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