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Be-Ready

Best Rapid Environmental Assessment Decision system
Cross-border prevention and preparedness and marine pollution (Track 2)

Overview

Status

Ongoing

Start

End

EU contribution amount
EUR 398 404.04 (EU Contribution)
Funding source
Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM)
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Description

After identifying a gap in the marine industry, the ‘Be Ready’ project set out to launch an environmental decision support system (EDSS) that models the most common sources of pollution. Its main objective is to improve trans-border and macro-regional cooperation in disaster preparedness. The project develops and tests innovative response technologies and methodologies to strengthen awareness-raising, public information, knowledge dissemination and education among Participating States. To carry out this aim, it concentrates on port areas and plans to test the effectiveness of the EDSS in two pilot sites: the Port of Tripoli and the Port of La Spezia. The oil and chemical industry and public authorities can access the Be Ready EDSS through a web app. In the app they can find potential spill points in certain areas, forecast trajectories of spill events, hazard and risk maps, and a user manual.

The marine environment is continuously and increasingly threatened by pollution derived from maritime accidents that frequently causes spills of dangerous substances. A great amount of work has been done to provide the EU Member States with common protocols, action plans and operational tools regarding either oil or HNS spill.

So far, however, a unified platform that covers the oil and HNS spills does not exist. This is the main gap that the Be Ready project aims to fill.

Partner organisations

Organisation
Università di Genova
Country
Italy
Role
Coordinator
EU Contribution
EUR 91 124.33
Organisation
Fundación hidráulica ambiental de Cantabria
Country
Spain
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 93 151.59
Organisation
European Research Institute ONLUS
Country
Italy
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 56 648.21
Organisation
Office d'exploitation du port de Tripoli
Country
Lebanon
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 80 900.03
Organisation
The University of Jordan
Country
Jordan
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 76 579.90