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HAZADR – Strengthening common reaction capacity to fight sea pollution of oil, toxic and Hazardous substances in Adriatic Sea

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Contact Person(s):

Ing. Giuseppe Tedeschi

Head of the Civil Protection of the Apulia Region (servizio[dot]protezionecivile[at]regione[dot]puglia[dot]it)

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IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation 2007-2013


Total budget: € 3.291.128

IPA contribution: € 2.797.459 (85%)

About the Project:

The main objective of the HAZADR project is the establishment of a cross-border network for the prevention of risk and for the early management of emergencies related to pollution of the Adriatic Sea and its coasts. Specifically, HAZADR aims at strengthening a common reaction capacity of the communities belonging to the Adriatic Region against environmental and technological hazards due to collisions, shipwrecking and spillage of oil and toxic material into the sea that could seriously pollute the marine environment and damage the socio-economic activities of the sea and coastal communities. Thirteen project partners from Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania, plus other emergency corps and decision makers, tested new early warning and predictive applications to monitor the risky factors caused by environmental and technological hazards in the Adriatic Sea. Part of the results of the project have been integrated as thematic layers (e.g. coastal, environmental and human vulnerability to oil spill) in the Adriatic Atlas developed by the Shape project, being available to support the MSP and ICZM processes in the basin.

Project partners:

HAZADR involved the following partners:

  • Apulia Region, Department of Civil Protection (Italy) – Lead beneficiary
  • Primorsko-Goranska County (Croatia)
  • Zadar County (Croatia)
  • Split Dalmatia County (Croatia)
  • Istria County (Croatia)
  • Emilia Romagna Region (Italy)
  • Marche Region (Italy)
  • National Research Council, Water Research Institute, Department of Bari (Italy)
  • National Institute of Oceanographic and Experimental Geophysics (Italy)
  • Institute of Oceanographic and Fisheries of Split (Croatia)
  • Ministry of Public Works and Transport - Directorate of Maritime Transport Policy (Albania)
  • National Institute of Biology NIB (Slovenia)
  • University of Montenegro, Institute of marine biology (Montenegro)

Project area and partners. Source: The results of HAZADR project and new perspectives, 2015. HAZADR project report.

Conceptual model of the HAZADR approach. Source: The results of HAZADR project and new perspectives, 2015. HAZADR project report.