The Final Conference of the BALMAS Project will be held at the National Institute of Biology – Marine Biology Station, Piran, Slovenia from September 21st to September 22th, 2016.
Aims of the Final BALMAS Conference (download the programme here):
- Presentation and discussion of the main achievements of the BALMAS Project: Results of the Port Baseline Surveys, Port Monitoring and Ballast Water Sampling in 12 Adriatic ports, the BALMAS GIS Application, the Integrated Electronic Ballast Water Management Decision Support System for the Adriatic, the Integrated Operational Plan for Ballast Water Management in the Adriatic and the Ballast Water Management Strategy for the Adriatic.
- Discussion on the next steps for Adriatic countries regarding implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in the Adriatic Sea based on the regional approach to ballast water management as used in the BALMAS Project.
Live streaming of the Final BALMAS Conference will be available on the following links:
A day before the final conference (September 20th, 2016) the BALMAS Ballast Water Management Capacity Building Seminar will be held in the same location (download the programme here).
Aims of the BALMAS Capacity Building Seminar:
- to bring the main findings on the BALMAS Project closer to relevant policy and decision makers and other stakeholders, including the expert community in each participating country;
- to build capacity of the stakeholders in the Adriatic region in the implementation of the Ballast Water Management System developed on the BALMAS Project according to IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.
Live streaming of the BALMAS Capacity Building Seminar will be available on the following links:
Written by Ana Rotter
Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 20:04