Building the future by doing more together

PORTONOVO- Water Quality in Harbours. / 2009-1/119
Coordinator - Susana Loureiro
Programme - ERDF- União Europeia; 2007-2013 Atlantic Area Programme; Investing in our common future
Execution dates - 2010-01-01 - 2012-03-31 (27 Months)
Funding Entity - EFDR-EU
Funding for CESAM - 87569 €
Total Funding - 1104274 €
Proponent Institution - Universidad Cantábria
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Universidad de Cantabria
Communauté urbaine de Cherbourg (CUC)
University Bordeaux 1
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Universidade do Algarve
Fundación AZTI‐ AZTI Fundazioa
Consejería de Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Cantabria
Queens University Belfast
University of Plymouth
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

In accordance with the WFD, the specific uses with high economic and social value carried out by ports are specifically recognized, this way their water bodies are also recognized as heavily modified water bodies (HMWB). This recognition justifies the reduction of its environmental objectives to fulfil the named good ecological potential, and demands a specific management system. In this context, this project intends to develop great quality searching results to strengthen the present situation in accordance with the European legal framework about water quality in
harbours. Definitively, PORTONOVO intends to standardize a methodology for the water quality management in port areas all over along the Atlantic Area.

Members on this project
Amadeu Soares
Inês Domingues
Ricardo Calado

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