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CORE

Project title: Cross border joint research and awareness raising action in detecting environmental conditions. Establishing higher safety and protection measures of Maritime domain parts (emphasise on coast) of Croatia and Montenegro – CoRE

MNE Applicant's name: Institute for Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro (ZHMS)

Partner 1: Public enterprise Morsko dobro

The amount of EU grant for MNE beneficiaries: 220.889,06 €

HR Applicant's name: Hidgrographic institute of the Republic of Croatia (HHI)

Partner 1: University od Dubrovnik-Institute for marine and coastal research

The amount of EU grant for HR beneficiaries: 263.505,87 €

 

Total project value: 569.876,39 €

Final conference was organized

Final conference of the EU/IPA project „CoRE” was held in Budva, in Hotel Splendid, on 15 November 2017. At final conference research results in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro were presented. Additionally, publication “Maritime domain in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro” was promoted, as one of important achievements of the Project.

Mr Luka Mitrović, director of the Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro and Ms Vinka Kolić, director of the Hydrographic institute of the Republic of Croatia opened the conference. In their introductory address they pointed out the importance of collaboration between two countries, value and significance of EU funds and contribution of the project’s results, which overall objective is to contribute to improve protection and preservation of eastern Adriatic coastline.

Through the project “CoRE” significant equipment was obtained: multibeam echo sounder, side scan sonar, directional wave rider buoy, biologic probes etc. Hydrographic, oceanographic, biological and chemical measurements were conducted in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro. Data were gathered from the surrounding of delta Neretva (approach to port Ploče, junction of Baćina lakes and sea), area of Dubrovnik city walls foundation, delta Bojana and beaches Mogren and Sutomore. On the basis of collected data five new nautical planes are created with updated hydrographic measurements, three in Montenegro and two in the Republic of Croatia. In addition, recommendations are made concerning natural changes of coastline border in Croatia and Montenegro influenced by erosion from mainland and wave power from open sea. The research results provided new knowledge in areas requiring continuous monitoring for the safety of navigation and the protection of nature and cultural heritage.

As one of the important results of the project is the presentation of the publication "Maritime domain in the Republic Croatia and Montenegro", which summarizes all complex legal issues regulating maritime domain in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro.

At conference were present representatives of media, Montenegrin Navy, Regional water supply, Maritime Safety Department, National Touristic Organization, County port authority Crikvenica, County Port Authority Bakar-Kraljevica-Kostrena, students, assistants and professors of the University of Montenegro - Faculty of Philosophy, Environment Protection Agency of Montenegro, Guest lectures, associates from PAP/RAC and representatives of partners institutions Hydrographic institute of the Republic of Croatia, Institute for Zone Coastal Research, Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management and Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro.

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Second round table was organized

 within project “CoRE” on topic “Safety of navigation in alluvial areas” was held on 5 October 2017 in Bečići/Budva (Hotel The Queen of Montenegro).
At the round table were presented preliminary results of hydrographic, oceanographic and biological research that were done in March in surrounding of delta Neretva (approach to port Ploče, junction of Baćina lakes and sea), area of Dubrovnik city walls foundation, delta Bojana and beaches Mogren and Sutomore. The Status of maritime domain in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro was presented. Guest lecturer prepared presentation about security of navigation and a set of recommendation regarding security of navigation in alluvial areas in Montenegro.
Furthermore, the equipment provided by EU funds has been presented, such as Directional wave rider buoy, Side Scan Sonar, Multibeam, multi -parameter probe, herbarium equipment and spectrophotometer for chemical component research worth more than 250.000,00 EUR.
Round table was followed by discussion, consultation and exchange of views between participants on the current problems and the status of the maritime domain in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro. Proposals were made to actively involve target groups in project activities, as well as exchanging ideas and findings related to the maritime sector segment in the cross-border area.
Round table was attended by representatives of the project partners from Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro, Hydrographic Institute of Croatia, University in Dubrovnik – Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management and associate on the project PAP/RAC and numerous members of institutions responsible for safety navigation, representatives of the Armed Forces of Montenegro, Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Port Authority, Port Authority of Bar, Municipality of Kotor, Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro, TV Budva others.

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Info workshop on new equipment was held

Info workshop on new equipment among partner institutions, that was obtained thought the project “CoRE”, was held in Budva, on 7 June 2017. At the workshop was signed an Agreement on data exchange between Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia
and Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro, which is one of the significant achievement of the project.
New equipment was introduced thought presentations that were held by representatives of partner institutions. In addition, short presentations were held about research activities in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro where presented equipment was used.
Representative of the Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management thought presentation described importance and necessity of data that can be produced with purchased equipment.
Multibeam Echo Sounder was exhibited at this Info workshop.
Many participants of the workshop praised the goal of the project “CoRE”, they showed interest in future collaboration, and they pointed out problems in navigation security, lack of the financial funds etc. The main interest caused the creation of nautical plans, which is the final product of the project “CoRE”.
At the workshop were present representatives of partner’s institutions, port authorities, Military of the Montenegro, students and many other interested parties.

CoRE presentation of equipment

The first round table was held

The first round table within the "CoRE" project on "Navigation Safety in Alluvial Areas" was held in Metković (Hotel Narona) on May 9, 2017.
Representatives of project partners and numerous representatives of public institutions and institutions responsible for safety of navigation participated in the round table.
The Round Table presented the preliminary results of hydrographic, oceanographic and biological surveys and sampling that took place during the March and April in the Dubrovnik aquatorium, aquatorium of delta Neretva (access to Ploče port, Baćinska lakes and sea), the delta of the river Bojana as well as Sutomore and Mogren beaches.
The status of maritime goods in Republic of Croatia was presented as well as the draft of the strategy for the management of the sea and coastal areas.
Furthermore, the equipment provided by EU funds has been presented, namely Valographic buoy, Side Scan Sonar, Multibeam, multiparameter probe, herbarium equipment and spectrophotometer worth more than 250.000,00 euros.
After the presentation among the participants the discussions was developed,as well as consultations and exchange of views to the problems and condition of the maritime goods in Republic of Croatia and Montenegro, and proposals were also presented in the direction of active inclusion of the target groups in the project activities as well as exchange of ideas and knowledge in related to the segment of maritime property in the cross-border area.

Students who will attend in field research were selected

Competition announcement for financing attendance of two students (1 from Montenegro and 1 from Republic of Croatia) during the research field and work on the processing of data in the partner institutions for a period of 17 days as a part of the EU/IPA project „Cross border joint research and awareness raising action in detecting environmental conditions. Establishing higher safety and protection measures of Maritime domain parts of Croatia and Montenegro“ – CoRE.
This is to inform that the Competition is officially closed. Interviews were conducted with short-listed candidates and the final selection of candidates was made.
Students who have met all requirements of the Competition and who will attend research filed and work on data processing in the partner institutions are:
Stijepo Ljubimir, PhD student at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science - Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study in Oceanology (Republic of Croatia)
Tamara Đurđevac, student of specialist studies at the Universitu of Montenegro, Faculty of Philosophy in Nikšić, Geography department (Montenegro).

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