The second BALMAS Info day took place in Ferrara (Italy), the 19th of  September 2014 at the Ferrara Fiere exhibition


The meeting was organized by the CNR-ISMAR of Ancona, in order to inform the Italian stakeholders, maritime and local authorities, general public and mass-media inhabiting the northern part of the Adriatic sea and coast about the BALMAS project and its mission. The location and the date for the second Info day was chosen expressly during the international scientific fair organized by RemTech Expo – Coast Esonda from the 17th to the 19th of September (


Figure 1: BALMAS roll up at the REMTECH expo Ferrara (17-19 September 2014)


The fair was opened to a huge public of researchers, students, private and public companies working on the protection and management of coastal areas. Thanks to the contribution from different oral presentations of the invited speakers, representative of the associated Italian partners (i.e. CNR-ISMAR, ISPRA, Marine Research Centre Foundation, OGS, the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport - Coast Guard and University of Molise), the BALMAS main aim, principal objectives and ongoing activities were shown to the audience.

Figure 2: S.T.V. N. Greggio (Coast Guard) during the 2nd BALMAS info day (Ferrara)


The intent of the meeting was to make aware the public of the ballast water issue, state of the art and related problems for the Adriatic sea, as well as major risks for the human health and stimulate a debate with the public.


Figure 3: Dr. E.Baldrighi during the 2nd BALMAS info day (Ferrara)


Dr. M. Bastianini from CNR-ISMAR of Venice made an oral communication dealing on the problem of alien species in the Adriatic sea and the role of the project BALMAS (Title: ‘Ecosistema Adriatico e ingresso di specie aliene: il progetto BALMAS’).

 Figure 4: Dr. M. Bastianini during the oral presentation at Ferrara Expo 2014


The invitation and the programme of the info day can befound below.


Published: Friday, 19 September 2014 20:04
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