The Kick Off Meeting (KOM) of the project ADRION205 PORTODIMARE – geoPORtal of TOols & Data for sustainable Management of coAstal and maRine Environment – was organised and hosted by the Lead Partner (LP) Regione Emilia-Romagna Direzione Generale Cura del Territorio e dell’Ambiente.

The meeting was held on March the 28th and 29th at the Lead Partner premises in Bologna. In addition to representatives of the Lead Partner, representatives of all partners involved in the project from Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as representatives of the Joint Secretariat (JS) of ADRION program participated in this meeting. The meeting concluded that the production of Geoportal will have multiple benefits for all countries of the Adriatic-Ionian region. At this two-day meeting, all project partners had the opportunity to exchange their experiences with other partners and to give their suggestions regarding the successful implementation of the “PORTODIMARE” project.

In addition, it was emphasized that project activities should ensure the strengthening of transnational cooperation and synergy, as well as to encourage long-term communication for coordinated, joint and sustainable management of the coastal and maritime areas in the Adriatic-Ionian region.