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On the 1st July 2013, within the activities of the ADRISEAPLANES Project (Implementing Seaplanes System in Adriatic Basin) funded by the IPA Adriatic CBC Programme 2007-2013, the project partners will launch the flight test operations with a seaplane that will connect the 5 ports involved in the project, demonstrating operational feasibility, ease and speed of connection, and the tourist and connection purposes between countries.
The first test flight will depart from the Port of Giulianova to Pula. The Province of Teramo, LB and organizer of the event, has chosen a symbolic date: in fact, the connection with Croatia will be realized exactly in the date of its accession in the EU.
In the morning of 1st July, an Italian delegation will depart to Pula (Croatia) and, in turn, a Croatian delegation will depart from Pula to Giulianova in the afternoon and will be greeted by representatives of the Province of Teramo and other Italian Authorities. On the 2nd of July each delegation will go back to its own country.
On the 3rd of July, the Province of Teramo has arranged local “scenic” flights to promote the seaplane operation on its territory. Passengers of this flights will be journalists and tourist operators.
All passengers will fly on a Cessna C208 Caravan Amphibious, which is a kind of aircraft that can land on water and on airports. In order to guarantee the maximum level of safety, two pilots and the project manager of the flight test operation will be on board together with the passengers.


The Commission launched on 12th March 2013 a new joint initiative on Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning.
The proposal, which takes the form of a draft Directive, aims to establish a framework for maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management in EU Member States with a view to promote the sustainable growth of maritime and coastal activities and the sustainable use of coastal and marine resources.
These are the topics of the Regional Workshop foreseen within the activities of the SHAPE Project (Shaping an Holistic Approach to Protect the Adriatic Environment between coast and sea), funded by the IPA Adriatic CBC Programme 2007-2013.
The workshop is organized by the Abruzzo Region, Department LL.PP., Integrated Water Cycle, Soil and Coast Conservation, Civil Protection, Maritime Works and Marine Waters Service, as SHAPE Project partner and it will be held in Pescara from the 18th till the 20th of June 2013.
The objective of the workshop is to enhance the skills of those who, in various ways, are involved in the implementation of the ICZM Protocol and must promote a system of integrated management of coastal zones of the entire Adriatic basin, taking into account natural resource management, risk prevention and the resolution of any conflicts arising between uses and users of the sea and coastal areas.
The participants in the training course will analyze the law and European directives currently in force and check the implementation framework at European level. Moreover, they will participate in a laboratory of marine spatial planning which aims at introducing participants to the drafting of an MSP plan for a coastal stretch of the Abruzzo Region.


The first Steering Committee of the project “Strengthening of Aquaculture Centres for production and Safety Surveillance in Adriatic Cross-border Countries - CAPS2” takes place on 12-13 June, 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. The project is co-financed by the European Union, Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), through the IPA Adriatic Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013.
CAPS2 aims to promote exchange of know-how and technological innovations of laboratory and diagnostic services of partner countries – Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italia, Montenegro and Albania – to improve monitoring of health and safety of fish and shellfish in the Adriatic Area.

The project has been officially launched on 12 December 2012. A kick off meeting was organized in Teramo, Italy, to start cooperation activities in the field of aquaculture production and safety surveillance in Adriatic Cross-border Countries. Project partners, whose representatives met in Teramo during a two days meeting, discussed about project management and planning activities. The event was also the opportunity to present CAPS2 project to the local community and media.

The first CAPS2 Steering Committee is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Veterinary Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina; the participation of two representatives of each project partner is foreseen: involved institutions are the Food Safety and Veterinary Institute of Albania; the Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, Veterinary Faculty of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the Regional Veterinary Institute of Split, Croatian Veterinary Institute Croatia; the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Fisheries of Croatia, and the  Veterinary Administration of Montenegro.

The Steering Committee is a decision-making board and the aim of the meeting is to discuss and analyse issues concerning the project execution, to take relevant decisions as concerns the technical/scientific and financial/administrative management of the project. CAPS2 Steering Committee meets twice a year to monitor the project progresses and approve relevant documents, to plan future project activities and set priorities.
Relevant news concerning the first CAPS2 Steering Committee will be published at www.caps2.eu

Sea Turtle Release Event - Pescara, 5th of June 2013 at 5.00 pm

It will be held in Pescara a Sea Turtle Release Event, organized by the City of Pescara within the NETCET Project (Network for the Conservation of Cetaceans and Sea Turtles in the Adriatic), IPA Adriatic CBC Programme, aimed at developing common strategies for the conservation of cetaceans and sea turtles in the Adriatic through regional cooperation.

During the event, thanks to the support of the Coast Guard, two turtles will be released back into the sea after their rehabilitation in the rescue centre managed by the Centro Studi Cetacei onlus.

The release event will represent the opportunity to increase the public’s awareness on the presence and conservation needs of cetaceans and sea turtles; in this way, communities can become actively involved in the preservation of their shared valuable natural resources in the Adriatic sea.


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