The LIFE4MEDECA project aims to build consensus and awareness on the creation of an area with low emissions of atmospheric pollutants in the Mediterranean (Emission Control Area – ECA).

LIFE4MEDECA therefore intends to accompany the process of affirmation of the low sulfur emission area in Mediterranean waters in the coming years, also contributing from a technical and scientific point of view to demonstrating the effects for humans and the environment of more sustainable navigation.

The activity plan includes studies to support the economic, regulatory and environmental impact deriving from the adoption of the ECA area in the Mediterranean, taking into account the process of expanding this area to the Mediterranean countries, with respect to the agreements that in the period 2021-2023 they will be taken by the countries concerned in the context of COP21.

The LIFE4MEDECA project will contribute to this process through a Knowledge center🔗  to update the set of preliminary studies and analyses.

The project is coordinated by the Port Authority Network of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, and sees the qualified participation of Italian and foreign research centers (Centre Internacional de Metods Numerics a l’Enginyeria (ESP), Institute  of Shipping Economics and Logistics (DE), Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerca (IT), UNIMAR (IT), Green Transition Denmark (DEN), MDInternational (ISR)), with the research and development company 3D4EU srl (IT) with the fundamental role of technical-scientific secretariat.

PROJECT’S BUDGET 1.636.582,00