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CLEANBERTH: the port of Venice and Chioggia invest in noise monitoring to make port activities more sustainable

The project is co-financed by the 2014-2020 Italy-Slovenia Cross-border Cooperation Program and has a duration of two years, started in March 2020. For the first time it brings together all the ports of the Italy and Slovenia cross-border area seeking a shared solution to common problems and a joint cross-border strategy on this issue.

The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea (Port of Trieste) is the Lead Partner which could counts on the support of four other institutional partners: in addition to the Venetian port Authority, there are also the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and in Slovenia, the Port of Koper and the “University of Litorale”.

The ports of Venice and Chioggia will promote concrete and very significant activities at the local level to improve and make the management of environmental aspects more sustainable, today more than ever at the centre of attention at international level. Specifically, a noise pollution monitoring campaign will be conducted, also through the purchase of acoustic detection units which will be located in the port areas; this intervention will allow strategic management and control of port environmental noise.

In addition, interventions will be implemented to save energy and reduce consumption in common port spaces. The results of these interventions will be measured and evaluated in the medium term.

Finally, all the ports involved will sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of a cross-border strategy aimed at achieving common environmental sustainability objectives in the port area, adopting harmoniously sectoral policies in the medium and long term with significant benefit also for the territory and all the citizens living near commercial ports.
The North Adriatic Sea Port Authority has a dedicated budget of approximately 180.000 euros entirely co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and national funds.