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The Sea Lab, dedicated to the study and monitoring of the marine environment, will facilitate the coordination of the various regional monitoring systems already in existence in the Alto Tirreno - Mar Ligure region. This will meet national and international demand for the protection of the marine environment and its potential for innovation and growth (Marine Strategy and Blue Growth).

ACTION

Creating a regional centre to calibrate, compare and test tools and platforms (primarily as a "virtual network" of existing ones).

Members will be able to calibrate instrumentation and share tools.

  • Management, processing and use of environmental data and of information from digital models. Environmental data will be subject to a quality validation system according to international protocols and standards (IOC-UNESCO and WMO).
  • Studies of human impact on coastal and port areas to incentivise the implementation of European directives and/or national/regional laws (e.g. ecosystem approach and environmental status evaluation).
  • Realization of a regional network of experimental marine stations.
  • Sustainable technological development in the marine and maritime transport sector.

 

SEA STATION

In order to support the activities of the ship and sea laboratories, an agreement was signed between DLTM and INGV - the coordinator of the EMSO infrastructure - for the realization of an underwater observatory station (SEA) with the following aims:

  • Depth measurements
  • Water column measures
  • Measurement and monitoring of noise emissions and contaminants

 

The sea station will place DLTM and its members in an international context, and will also link to the pan-European networks SeaDataNet and EMODnet to share and manage marine and oceanic data.