Case Studies

Portopia: Driving Force Of Sustainability

portopiaPortopia aims at creating an integrated knowledge base and management system of port performance to serve the industry’s stakeholders in improving the sustainability and competitiveness of the European Port System.

Portopia has two main objectives: to support the European Port Industry with meaningful performance data to increase individual port and port transport system performance, and to support policy formulation and monitor policy implementation. (more…)

Millenium Ecosystem Assessment

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, released in 2005, is an international report by over 1000 of the world’s leading biological scientists that analyzes the state of the Earth’s ecosystems and provides summaries and guidelines for decision-makers.

In this report was explored  the concept of Ecosystems Services (ES), that is a system to give a monetary value to nature.


EMODnet Physics

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.


SCHeMA – Ocean of Tomorrow FP7

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.


MESP Project: Managing the Environmental Sustainability of Ports for a durable development

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.