The need to assess and address the growing presence of concurrent environmental threats, which spread across space and time and also across political boundaries, requires coordinated transactional action based on shared evidence. The SHAREMED project was approved in the special call for proposals of the umbrella project PANORAMED. It forms part of the maritime surveillance line, in the section on environmental risks.
The actions to be developed are:
- Define the state of the art and regional strategies in the MED area.
- Collect and harmonize information, data and knowledge at different administrative and organizational levels, and contribute to a shared database.
- Define common processes and produce a state atlas and hazard maps of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Integrate existing observation structures into a common transnational system and disseminate observations in shared portals.
- Improve capacities through the development and implementation of high-resolution transnational coastal systems.
- Explore the potential for new forms of observation.
- Define roadmaps, guides and action plans to improve the situation in the future.
The above actions will enable the following:
- Increase the capacity of authorities and the scientific community to observe, assess and tackle environmental threats to the Mediterranean Sea;
- Increase the coherence and effectiveness of the assessments carried out;
- Promote access to and use of existing information and plan joint products to ensure enhanced usage.
The project is headed up by the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics of Italy. Participants:
- CSIC-ICM (ES)
- National Institute of Biology (SL)
- University of Montenegro – Institute of Marine Biology (MN)
- University of Aix-Marseille (FR)
- University of Malta (MT)
- Intermodal transport cluster (CR)
- Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (PT)
- Lamma Consortium (IT)