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13. ožujka 2019.

SOUNDSCAPE

SOUNDSCAPE


Programme: INTERREG Italy-Croatia – Standard  projects
Priority Axis 3: Environment and cultural heritage
Project title: SOUNDSCAPES IN THE NORTH ADRIATIC SEA AND THEIR IMPACT ON MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
Acronym: SOUNDSCAPE
Duration: 01/01/2019 - 31/05/2021
ERDF: 1.824.134,41 € 
TOTAL BUDGET: 2.146.040,51 € 
 
The overall objective of the SOUNDSCAPE project is to assess the impact of underwater environmental noise on the marine fauna and in general on the ecosystem of the Northern Adriatic Sea and to create a cross-border monitoring net supported by technical, scientific and institutional cooperation in order to ensure an efficient protection of marine biodiversity and to develop a sustainable use of marine and coastal ecosystems and resources.
The Northern Adriatic Sea (NAS) is an area highly impacted by increasing maritime traffic, tourism and resource exploitation, whilst having a very vulnerable biodiversity. Most of the region is considered to be an Ecologically and Biologically Significant Area (EBSA, Convention on Biological Diversity), as well as hosting varied Natura 2000 sites and marine and coastal protected areas (MPAs). 
 
The raising of public awareness on the impact of underwater noise on the marine environment is one of the main goals of the project, given that there is a very limited knowledge about this topic among the general public.
 
“The sea is the only embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence.” – Jules Verne
 
Project partners:

  • LEAD PARTNER: INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES  (HR)
  • INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES (IT)
  • BLUE WORLD INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION (HR)
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA (IT)
  • CETACEA FOUNDATION (IT)
  • MARCHE REGION (IT)
  • CROATIAN MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY (HR)
  • TEACHING INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, PRIMORJE-GORSKI KOTAR COUNTY (HR)

 
First partner meeting is organized at the beginning of the project. Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries as the Leading partner coordinated Kick off meeting which was held in Split on the 27th and 28th February 2019. It was the occasion for the partners to discuss their roles and obligations, main project goals and the work break-down structure of the planned project activities. 
IOF is coordinating the project management and work package3- soundscape assessment with budget of 557.075,50 €.