Triton project: workshop coastal planning in Puglia and Greece, Bari 1st October

The workshop on coastal planning, organized by Puglia Region and ARTI – Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation in the framework of the Triton project, will take place on 1st October from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm in Bari, at Puglia Foundation premises (in via Venezia n.13).

The initiative focuses on the theme of coastal management in Puglia and Greece, the areas involved by the project, with a specific focus on the presentation of the San Girolamo – Fesca waterfront case.

The Municipality of Bari has been selected as a model of best practice in the field of coastal planning, following the participation in the public notice launched by ARTI and the Puglia Region for the Triton project.

The event will begin with the introduction and official welcome of Paolo Spinelli, President of the Puglia Foundation, Vito Albino, President of ARTI, Giuseppe Pastore, Head of Internationalization Section of Puglia Region, Olga Giannakitsidou, representative of Region of Western Greece.

Interventions on coastal management to mitigate erosion effects in Greece will be held by the project partners representatives Nikos Depountis, Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos, Elias Fakiris of the University of Patras, Menelao Chatziapostolidis, Yiannis Tsoukalidis and Kostas Zachopoulos of Efxini Poli.

The second part of the morning will be devoted to a focus on coastal planning in Puglia and the waterfront of S. Girolamo – Fesca study case, with the interventions of Giuseppe Galasso, Municipality of Bari Minister of Infrastructure, Public Works, Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility, Giuseppe Tomasicchio, University of Salento, Giuseppe Forte – Puglia Region, Coastal and Port public property Section, Elisa Furlan – CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change).

From 11.45 am to about 1.00 pm there will be a visit to the waterfront of S. Girolamo – Fesca and press point with Giuseppe Tomasicchio and a representative of Municipality of Bari.

The partners of the Triton project and the students of the International Summer School “Sustainable management of coastal heritage and actions to mitigate coastal erosion” will take part to the workshop.

The initiative is the beginning of the Apulian session of the international Summer School, already started in Patras on 24, 25 and 26 September, which will continue on 2 and 3 October in Bari, with lessons addressed to Italian and Greek students (namely public officials and professionals) who have been selected through a public call for expression of interest.

  • Triton project, acronym of “Development of management Tools and directives for immediate protection of biodiversity in coastal areas affected by sea erosion and establishment of appropriate environmental control systems”, is financed by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020 and focuses on the necessity to reduce the consequences of coastal erosion and to establish appropriate coastal planning systems.