The Messolonghi Municipality Coastal Zone at the heart of the Cross-Border Project TRITON
On Tuesday, March 19th, the TRITON Open Workshop entitled “Good Environmental Engineering Practices for Mitigating the Effects of Coastal Corrosion in Greece and Italy” will be organised by the European Territorial Cooperation Group (EGTC) Efxini Poli , at the Vasso Katrakis Museum in Aetoliko. The purpose of the Workshop is to inform the Local and Regional Authority staff, public administration and the local community in general about the actions of the TRITON project in the area of the Mesolonghi Municipality and about concrete ways of exploiting the data that will be collected using the most modern technological tools (satellite images, mathematical models and international databases) for improving Coastal Zone Management .
Thanks to the actions of the TRITON project in the area of the Messolonghi Municipality, an innovative Coastal Zone Management will be improved, throught concrete ways of exploiting the data that will be collected using the most modern technological tools (satellite images, mathematical models and international databases).
The inclusion of the coastal zone of the Municipality of Messolonghi in the main area of intervention of the project is due to the fact that it is the most important member of the EGTC Efxini Poli in the Region of Western Greece. Until the end of the implementation period (April 2020), the EGTC Efxini Poli Project Team will collect satellite data to examine in depth the changes in the coastline of the Municipality, identify coastal erosion hotspots and sites vulnerable to climate change, and propose solutions that take into account the geomorphological, hydrological, meteorological characteristics of the Messolongi coastal zone. In parallel, a user-friendly online tool will be created that will allow residents to communicate directly and easily with services involved in coastal zone management on issues related to everyday life. “In this way,” says Messolongi Mayor Nikos Karapanos, “the methods and solutions proposed by modern Environmental Engineering become tools for the integrated planning and smooth implementation of local infrastructure and development projects in accordance with the principles and rules imposed by national and European legislation “.
TRITON Project in a nutshell.
The TRITON project is co-funded by the European Union through the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Greece-Italy 2014-2020 and is a joint initiative to tackle the phenomenon of coastal erosion and the impact of climate change in the regions of Western Greece and Apulia. It has a total budget of € 858,000 with a scheduled duration of 24 months (April 2018-April 2020). The Region of Apulia is Lead Partner and the Region of Western Greece, the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change, the University of Patras and the EGTC Efxini Poli are partners.