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21. svibnja 2019.


Programme: INTERREG Italy-Croatia – Standard project
Project title:  Climate cHallenges on coAstal and traNsitional chanGing arEas: WEaving a Cross-Adriatic Response 
Duration: 01/01/2019 – 30/06/2021
ERDF: € 2.295.663,00 €
Total budget: 2.700.780,00 €
IZOR budget: 309.900,00 € 

Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is participating in the new project “CHANGE WE CARE –  Climate cHallenges on coAstal and traNsitional chanGing arEas: WEaving a Cross-Adriatic Response”. There are 11 partner institutions from Italy and Croatia, collaborating under the leadership of the Italian National Research Council’s Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR).

The project explores climate risks faced by coastal and transition areas contributing to a better understanding of the impact of climate variability and change on water regimes, salt intrusion, tourism, biodiversity and agro-ecosystems affecting the cooperation area. 
The main goal is to deliver integrated, ecosystem-based and shared planning options for different problems related to climate change (CC),together with adaptation measures for vulnerable areas to decision makers and coastal communities who may best benefit from it. Adaptation measures are developed in cooperation with local authorities and will be discussed with other stakeholders. The project also aims at defining a paradigm for transferring successful methods of analysis, development and implementation of adaptation measures from the pilot sites to other systems facing similar problems at the cross-border scale, by harmonizing procedures and data standards and bridging knowledge gaps for the final users. 
To this aim, a set of five coastal systems will be considered in order to encompass the broad variability of possible geomorphological and ecological settings, physical drivers, and threats determining coastal vulnerability in the cooperation area. Each Pilot Site will be solidly framed within the physical characterization of CC-driven modification of the Adriatic Sea basin, accounting for the interconnections set by processes acting over a larger scale, such as sea level rise, current circulation and cyclogenesis. 
This project started on 1st January 2019 and will be conducted over the following 30 months. During the project kick-off meeting that was held from 12th to 14th March in Venice, participants were discussing about the main project goals and next activities (meetings, workshops, case studies, educational material etc.) through specific working groups. 

Contact persons:

  1. National Research Council, Institute of Marine Sciences – CNR ISMAR – Lead Partner (Italy)
  2. Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy)
  3. Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region (Italy)
  4. Veneto Region (Italy)
  5. Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (Croatia)
  6. Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research – ISPRA (Italy)
  7. Managing Body for Parks and Biodiversity-Po Delta (Italy)
  8. Public Institution for Coordination and Development of Split-Dalmatia County –Rera S.D. (Croatia)
  9. Public Institution for Management of Protected Natural Areas of Dubrovnik-Neretva County (Croatia)
  10. Public Institution Vransko Lake Nature Park (Croatia)
  11. University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy (Croatia)