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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

1st International Conference on "Sustainable development of the sea-corridors and coastal waters”

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The project TEN ECOPORT, implemented since October 2012 with the co-financing of the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, organised its 1st International Conference on “Sustainable development of the sea-corridors and coastal waters” which was held on April 3rd 2014, in Tirana-ALBANIA, at the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Sheshi “Nene Tereza”. The Conference was organised by the Polytechnic University of Tirana and the Durres Port Authority with the support of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and all TEN ECOPORT partners and associated organizations.

The Conference highlighted the advances on Environmental pollution management mainly on ports and coastal zones with special focus on the scientific fields of marine biology and ecology. Marine biology and marine ecology are referred to the study of organisms themselves as well as to how organisms interact with each other in the ocean, open seas, marine environment surrounding ports, or other marine or brackish bodies of water.
Emphasis was given to water quality, issues that concern the marine environment of sea corridors and coastal waters especially in regions surrounding ports. Also, methodologies, data and instrumentation of monitoring water quality were considered as thematic issues of great importance for the specific Conference.
Moreover, the Conference promoted the cross-fertilization and the dissemination of best practices, ideas, synergies, theoretical approaches, achievements, results, success stories and activities of ongoing or concluded projects in fields related to those treated by TEN ECOPORT.

The Conference invited submissions of research papers and posters on fully-developed results, on-going work or innovative concepts related to marine biology, marine ecology, monitoring methodologies, systems and instrumentation regarding marine environment of sea corridors and coastal waters, especially in regions surrounding ports. Moreover, the Local Organizing Committee of the Conference and the Project Partners invited keynote lectures.

 

 

 

 Dr Christopher Wooldridge,
  Science Coordinator, ESPO/EcoPorts,
  Senior Trainer Eco-SLC Foundation,
  Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, UK

 

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