ECOMAP project will help smaller ports, local authorities and organisation managing ports to address environmental issues. In the Program area are the vast majority of small ports often combining shipping, fishing and leisure activities within the same area. Despite their small size, they have important economic, social and environmental links with their surroundings and large cumulative impact. They face environmental challenges from EU policy and legislation, as well as higher expectations from their users and local residents, but they lack the knowledge and managing tools to respond to these challenges. ECOMAP aims to help local ports to design better environmental strategies and to have access to suitable environmental management tools to remain competitive and to contribute to a more sustainable Program area. Partners will work together to improve environmental status through investments in equipment small infrastructure and educational activities for staff andstakeholders.


  • Local, regional and national authorities

  • Regional and local development agencies

  • Associations, innovation and environmental agencies

  • Educational and training organizations as well as universities and research institutes

  • General public


The main objective of ECOMAP is to improve the environmental quality conditions of the sea and coastal area connected to nautical ports and navigation, through the use of a new coordination innovative methodologies to focus on thematic areas of pollution from anthropogenic activities and use of sustainable and innovative technologies approaches, within the area of touristic and recreational port management on Italian and Croatian Adriatic. It will contribute to improving the environmental quality condition of the sea and coastal area by use of sustainable and innovative technologies and approaches, thanks to coordinated development and implementation of environmentally friendly solution and exchange of knowledge and good practices between Italian and Croatian ports, as well as R&D stakeholders in marine environment management.


  1. Enhanced capacities of marinas for better environmental management

  2. Stakeholders at Program area are educated and aware of importance of sea and coastal area protection

  3. The quality level of coastal bathing waters at project location is at least of good quality

  4. Management of dredging sediment in port areas to return hydraulic functionality (water recirculation) and the depths required to ensure access to boats. Identification of any pollutants and the treatments for decontamination by pollutants to ensure their re-use based on sedimentological, chemical and biological characteristics (absence of pollutants).