The HarmoNIA project “Harmonization and networking for contaminant assessment in the Ionian and Adriatic Seas” - coordinated by OGS and funded under the Interreg V-B Adriatic-Ionian ADRION program officially starts.
From April 18 to 20, the 10 project partners, coming from 6 different European countries, will meet in Athens for the inaugural event.
The HarmoNIA project focuses on sharing best practices for assessing chemical pollution, strengthening data management systems and assessing the risk of pollution from offshore activities and accidents at sea, and aims to improve capacity to address any problems related to the dispersion of contaminants along the coast to safeguard ecosystems on a transnational scale.
The project meeting will be followed by a workshop that will bring together the main stakeholders, including representatives of Ministries, regional and local authorities, currently involved in environmental protection, sustainable development and management of hydrocarbons and geo-resources.
An opportunity to evaluate the problems together and promote the activities that will be carried out during the project.