The MERMAID project registered for the European Sustainable Development Week

Jun. 2015
Port of Cannes
Port of Golfe-Juan
Port of Nice
The MERMAID project registered for the European Sustainable Development Week

The Riviera Ports Authority has been engaged from June 2014 till June 2015 as Leading Partner of a European project, the MERMAID project.

This project, cofinanced by the MED Program, had the objective of studying the best practices of environmental monitoring systems in urban ports. It was conducted in cooperation with several partners: the Ancona port authority (Italy), the Heraklion port authority (Crete), the port institute of studies and cooperation FEPORTS of Valencia (Spain), the French cluster Pôle Mer Méditerranée (France).

The project led to the study of more than 80 ports, among which 6 have been visited, and to the production of relevant:

  • Databases of the environmental indicators studied in ports and  technological solutions for environmental monitoring systems
  • Guidelines to implement an environmental monitoring system dedicated to port authorities
  • Strategy and recommendations for the future MED Program

After one year of cooperation and in order to end the project, the Riviera Ports Authority has welcomed all the partners of the project with a visit of the port of Nice-Villefranche-Santé. The visit could highlight the environmental best practices undertaken in both ports as well as the monitoring system currently being developed for the port of Nice (able to measure noise levels and meteorological parameters and soon air quality).

The French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Ecology has approved this project (including the visit of the partners) as event for the European Sustainable Development Week.

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Mme Charlotte Haas


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