The NAMIRS project (North Adriatic Maritime Incident Response System) aims to manage the marine pollution incidents in the North Adriatic Sea area.
During the event the guests from Slovenia, Italy and Croatia pointed out the importance of regional cooperation and cross-sectoral coordination in the framework of the NAMIRS project. The NAMIRS project will last two years, from March 2022 until February 2024, and is co-financed by the European Commission, DG ECHO, in the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. So for the first time in the history of the EUSAIR, additional funds are being mobilised at EUSAIR level for the implementation of a macro-regional strategic project.
At the kick-off event these were the words of dr. Mitja Bricelj, coordinator of the EUSAIR thematic steering group for environmental quality in the region: “We are very much proud of the project’s launch, yet we will not stop at this point. Our next goal refers to ballast water contingency plan, since it may pose, due to North Adriatic increased marine traffic, serious ecological, economic and health problems”.