The EMODnet Physics provides access to physical data and metadata available for use by public authorities, scientists and industry, contributes towards the definition of an operational European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and contributes to developing of the definition of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) marine core service.
One of the key initiatives regarding the seas and oceans in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) is the launch of cross-thematic calls for proposals on major sea-related challenges. Those calls are implemented jointly between different themes of FP7 because they address major cross-cutting issues that require cooperation between various scientific disciplines and sectors. This approach will help delivering sustainable and innovative solutions to fully reap the potential of our oceans.
The intensification of maritime traffic, both in terms of goods and passengers, needs to be accompanied by an environmentally sustainable management of port areas so to reduce harmful consequences for local populations. MESP addresses the reduction of water, air and noise pollution deriving from port activities through the implementation of a multidisciplinary approach, which encompasses technological, regulatory and administrative solutions.
Jaime Bustillo Gàlvez was interviewed about Nereidas project during the “2nd MedPorts 2014″, in Marrakech on 23-24 April.