Valencia, 29 March 2022. – Fundación Valenciaport has organised a workshop on the European SHAREMED project that was held yesterday and today at the Oceanográfico de Valencia’s facilities under the title: “Sharing information in the North West Med area”.
SHAREMED is a project linked to the governance axis of the European Interreg MED programme under the PANORAMED umbrella, the aim of which is to develop governance strategies and information management tools to contribute to improving current capacities in terms of maritime safety, socio-economic activities and the monitoring of threats in the marine environment. In particular, the specific objective of the project is to define and test the implementation of a transnational, multi-level observing system capable of assessing and addressing environmental threats in the Mediterranean Sea and its coasts.
SHAREMED will support national, regional and local authorities and the research community to jointly assess and address the hazards related to the increasing presence of pollutants and co-existing environmental threats in the Mediterranean Sea. The project will propose a design of future Mediterranean marine observatories and monitoring systems to assess environmental risks as a coordinated and transnational effort.
The aim of this workshop is to find synergies and detect areas of collaboration between the different administrations and entities of the three countries of the northwestern Mediterranean area: Italy, France and Spain. To this end, experts from different administrations and R&D centres have participated and exchanged experiences.
The main topics discussed at the workshop were: data sharing platforms, observation tools and cooperation groups.