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I-Storms Integrated Sea Storm Management Strategies


Extreme sea storms events are recognized, by the scientific community, as one of the major factors, together with the anthropic pressures, affecting the coastal changes. Coastal flooding and erosion, impacts on ecosystems, and damages to infrastructures and productive activities can be worsened if combined with the absence of adequate early warning systems, coordinated strategies, or coastal management and planning, with significant related economic costs.

The I-STORMS partners will jointly face the territorial challenges linked to lack of shared information and know-how on sea storms, poor macro-regional cooperation, low data interoperability, and lack of coordination and exchange on civil protection procedures. The aim is to enhance transnational cooperation sharing knowledge, data and forecasts through a common infrastructure and joint strategies to deal with sea storm emergencies, improving at the same time countries' capacities on data interoperability, early warning and civil protection procedures, in alignment with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

The overall approach will ensure that current challenges are faced and overcome in the framework of the European Strategy of Adriatic Ionian region (EUSAIR) and with a medium-term implementation perspective.

Project benefits will firstly tackle citizens of the Adriatic-Ionian coastal areas and competent public administrations, but also decision makers, sectoral agencies, marine productive activities, researchers and the scientific community.

Project information


Municipality of Venice (Italy)


National Research Council – Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), Italy

Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment of Emilia Romagna  - ARPAE, Italy

Slovenian Environment Agency, Slovenia

Puglia Region, Italy

Council of Durres county, Albania

Regional Union of Epiro municipalities, Greece.

Institute of Geoscience, Energy, Water and Environment,  Albania

Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Croatia

Source of funding

I-STORMS is funded under the INTERREG Adriatic-Ionian Programme – Adrion

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