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I-STORMS Permanent Cooperation Table

March 4th, 2020|Activities, News|

The I-STORMS Permanent Cooperation Table (PCT) was set up to ensure the durability, sustainability, capitalization and transfer of the project’s outputs and results.

The set-up of the I-STORMS PCT is an opportunity to expand the level of knowledge and competence in the field of the coastal risk prevention and management with positive consequences for the civil protection system and the environmental planning.

One of the I-STORMS core output is the creation of a Network of key-actors active in the Adriatic-Ionian marine sector to foster a common understating of the current challenges in the coastal areas and promote coordination and sharing of know-how.

The I-STORMS network is thus strengthened by the establishment of the Permanent Cooperation Table that will ensure that dialogue continues after the project’s closure and that collected data are constantly implemented in the I-STORMS Web Integrated System (IWS).

The I-STORMS Permanent Cooperation Table will also create the conditions for an effective, resource-sustainable cooperation in the ADRION area, also thanks to the collaborations activated through the I-STORMS network with other EU and Interreg projects and structures in the ADRION/EUSAIR area.

The benefits for the members of the I-STORMS Network and Permanent Cooperation Table are the following:

  • reserved access to the I-STORMS database of observations and forecasts with larger contents;
  • customized storm surge forecasts for specific area;
  • increased knowledge on more effective procedures and practices of civil protections;
  • more relevant competences in the field of interoperable data sharing and open source systems in compliance with EU legislation;
  • easier coordination with other actors in the ADRION area and in the neighboring countries.

 The key role of the members of the I-STORMS Network and Permanent Cooperation Table is as follows:

  • foster a common understanding of the current challenges in the coastal areas;
  • share know-how and best practices concerning the risks prevention;
  • share available sea storms related observations and forecasts (sea levels and waves);
  • contribute to the continuous discussion on risk analysis and emergency response within the ADRION area.

The initial and founding members of the I-STORMS Network and Permanent Cooperation Table are the 16 project and associated partners of the I-STORMS project, financed by the Interreg ADRION Programme. They form the governing board of the PTC.

Any entity that would like to join the permanent cooperation table (PTC) and to become a member, may have the following characteristics:

It may face different challenges relevant to the above concept:

  • informing and alerting the population
  • protection and safeguard of the territories effected by the sea storm events informing and alerting the population

It may have different level of interest and/or experience with reference to the above concept:

  • early warning and civil protection procedures
  • forecasting and alerting services
  • emergency management
  • developing tools and systems for the management and control of the coastal risk
  • numerical modelling both in coastal and transitional environments and at the basin scale

The Community will comprise stakeholders primarily from:

  • The partner regions
  • The partner countries
  • The ADRION macroregion

Members based on their level of interest will be committed to:

  • participate in the table at least once a year for the following 5 years
  • apply the I-STORM Strategy in dealing with forecast and early warning of sea storm events and ensure the dissemination to other territories
  • contribute to the implementation of the I-STORMS Web Integrated System (IWS) providing and sharing meteo marine data also after the end of the I-STORM project

The I-STORMS network and the permanent cooperation table are formalized by the Cooperation Agreement, available below:

 ISTORMS_CA and Network Agreement

Each stakeholder interested in joining the PCT, is required to accept the Cooperation Agreement, filling in the PCT membership accession form (Annex 2) and sending it scanned to the City of Venice, at the email address: istorms@comune.venezia.it

or via post office at the address:

Comune di Venezia

Settore ricerca fonti di finanziamento e politiche comunitarie

Servizio ricerca fonti di finanziamento, progettazione, gestione e rendicontazione progetti comunitari

San Marco 4299a, 30124 Venezia

The I-STORMS Network and the permanent cooperation table will foster a common understanding of the current challenges in the coastal areas and promote coordination and sharing of know-how.

The members of the PCT agree to put into practice the I-STORMS Guidelines and Strategy, ensure its wide dissemination and transferability to any other interested organization in the Adriatic-Ionian area and beyond.