Monitoring of virtuous ports to realize an online guide
The project is the development of an initiative created in 2015 and presented at EXPO in Milan with COBAT and Legambiente which proposed as its primary objective the preservation of ports' natural environments and the attention in materials recycling, waste collection and energy saving. We intend to monitor about 300 ports of the Mediterranean Sea, and we want assign the MEDITERRANEAN STARS BLUE (from one to five on a basis similar to that of the stars in the Michelin Guide) to the ports particularly virtuous in terms of sustainable development and environmental protection. We want also realize an online guide, called way4port, to discover the ports of the Mediterranean and their territory. The guide will help the sailors, not only to land in the ports more virtuous in terms of environmental sustainability, but also in the most beautiful of the Mediterranean Sea and help them to discover a lot of information about the services of ports and the attractions of the surrounding territory. During 2016 we want value the ports through questionnaires , collection of documentation and visits on site. After that we want submit to a jury made up of our team of scientists "of the Sea" representatives of Legambiente and COBAT the Ports for the allocation of the blue stars and for the assignment of the prize to the most virtuous ports.
How funds will be used
Funding will be used at first to build a Website suitable for main devices
The realization of the online guide is part of a wider project, whose costs will be supported by sponsors and eventually by a crowdfunding campaign, to be launched if the target of 12.000 € will be reached. The wider project consists in monitoring ports with appointment of “Mediterranean Blue Stars” (starting with 300) according to their environmental impact on surrounding territory, to actions taken as to defend and protect environment, to their sustainability as to dangerous materials recycling and to waste waters treatment, to energy saving.
Ports monitoring will be performer via collection and examination of questionnaires and documents delivered to ports themselves. First 100 ports monitored will be visited, in order to create a ranking which will be presented to an enrolled Jury, having the tasks, in a most impartial way, to appoint a prize to the most virtuous ports and to assign the “Mediterranean Blue Stars” to worthy ports, following a criteria as used in Michelin Guide to Restaurants.
Visits and questionnaires will help to create a list of most interesting touristic attractions close to ports. The Guide will help leisure sailors not only to choose the best ports in the Mediterranean Sea, but also to discover a whole lot of information concerning archaeological sites, churches and monuments, agritourism farms, typical bars and restaurants, popular festivals and markets, typical products mostly considering wine and oil.
20% of the funds raise will be donated to voluntary associations working with sailing and the sea
Enzo Biassoni, born in Monza and “adopted” by Rome, is a skipper and the creator both of the popular TV broadcast "Rotte del Mediterraneo" and of the project "Cobat and the Sea". In both central themes are the sea and its protection, sailing security (navigation security), cultural aspects of the sea and disclosure of values endorsed with a responsible approach to marine environment,
Enzo pays high attention to youth and his broadcast and projects denote a strong will to put their world in contact with the sea, through a format which brings out the emotional, cultural and educational side of “being at sea”. He is particularly sensitive to volunteers and his broadcast Rotte del Mediterraneo gives importance to voluntary associations operating in connection with marine environment.
Cobat (National Consortium for Waste collection and Recycling), based in Roma, Via Toscana 1, has been over 20 years a system for collection, treatment and re cycling of batteries and accumulators, having a strong environmental mission and a solid experience in waste management.
Through a specialized web portal, Cobat guarantees a constant monitorino of its activity all along Italian Peninsula and a complete control of supply chain from production to waste recycling in full respect of enforcing laws.
Cobat is a Consortium with over 600 Companies ranging from producers to importers, about 100 collection compagnie and 6 recycling plants; a solid and capillary structure widespread on the National territory, reaching every year over 80.000 waste producers.
The great attention that Cobat deserves to marine environment has its focal point in the project “Cobat and the Sea”, finalized to the preservation of the delicate water eco system.
It enforces a number of activities aiming to sensibilization of port operators and citizens.
A frame to its activity is represented by the television program "Rotte del Mediterraneo" created and directed by Enzo Biassoni.
Legambiente – Scientific environmental protection, voluntarism, solidarity
Legambiente was born in 1980, inheriting first ecological units and antinuclear movement which took place in Italy and all over the occidental world in the second half of the seventies years.
The scientifical approach, together with a constant work of information, sensibilization and involvment of citizens granted profoundness in modern society. Legambiente is the environmental organization mostly diffused in Italy: over 115.000 members and supporters, 1.000 local groups, 30.000 classes taking part into environmental education, over 3.000 young people taking part into their voluntary camps, over 60 natural areas directly managed or in cooperation with other local structures.
Legambiente is a non-profit association: activities performed result from the voluntary work of thousands citizens who, through perseverance, fantasy and creatività are engaged in keeping attention high on environmental emergencies of Italian Country.
Guidlines Virtuous Ports
Jury will use following guidelines to evaluate touristic italian ports:
NB: approdo=mooring, porto= port (più strettamente la struttura portuale)
Mooring having an ecological section for cleaning, arrangement, collection of exhausted oils, polluting, toxic and/or dangerous materials; according information signage. Range 1 to 6
Mooring should have differentiated trash cans for recyclable garbage such as glass, aluminium, paper, plastic, organic wastes. and L'approdo deve essere dotato di contenitori per la raccolta differenziata di rifiuti riciclabili come vetro, alluminio, carta, plastica, rifiuti organici, and so on. Range 1 to 6
Mooring should have trash cans and/or baskets suitable and well kept for trash collection. cestini e/o contenitori adeguati e ben tenuti per la raccolta dei rifiuti. Range 1 to 6
Mooring should have equipment for bilge water pumping. Range 1 to 3.
Mooring should have electrical means of transport for port services. Range 1 to 5
Mooring should have bike-sharing, car-sharing. Range 1 to 3.
Mooring should use, in different forms, solar panels for Energy saving. per il risparmio energetico. Range 1 to 6
Mooring uses other types of renewable energy. forme Range 1 to 6.
Accessibility to mooring through protected pedestrian walks. Range 1 to 3
Accessibility to mooring through protected bicycle routes. Range 1 to 3
Car parking and circulation are forbidden in the mooring, if not in designated areas. sono vietati all'interno dell'approdo, a meno che non sia in aree specificamente designate. Range 1 to 3
Mooring should have structures and services for handicapped people. Range 1 to 5.
Mooring should have an emergency plan in case of pollution, fire or other accidents. Information and security preventive measures to be visible in mooring. Range 1 to 6.
Respect of above mentioned rules in shipyards close to mooring. Range 1 to 5.
Projects for future development of mooring as to above mentioned criteria or for their enhancement. Range 1 to 6
Number of boat berths. Range 1 to 6.
Members of Jury will be:
Leonardo Marotta (an expert in environmental impact evaluation, urban ecology, coasts integrated management. Responsible of the Scientific Committee of Italian Association of Environmental Sciences), Jacopo Aguzzi (Marine Biology expert at the Istituto de Ciències del Mar in Barcellona), Corrado Costa (Legambiente), Enzo Biassoni Jury President (TV Broadcasting Producer)
Cobat e il Mare 2015
During Expo 2015 in Milan, on June 5th, in the “Room of 100’s” the prizing ceremony was held for Italian Virtuous Ports adhering to the project ‘Cobat and the Sea”, promoted by Leonardo Multimedia and in cooperation with Cobat (National Consortium for Waste collection and Recycling) and with Legambiente Association.
A Scientific Jury composed by Leonardo Marotta (an expert in environmental impact evaluation, urban ecology, coasts integrated management. Responsible of the Scientific Committee of Italian Association of Environmental Sciences), Jacopo Aguzzi (Marine Biology expert at the Istituto de Ciències del Mar in Barcellona), Corrado Costa (Legambiente), Enzo Biassoni Jury President (TV Broadcasting Producer) chose as the winner the Port of Villasimius (Sardinia); representing Villasimius: Renato Marconi, CEO Marinedi, Amedeo Ferrigno, Director of Marina di Villasimius e Paolo Casertano.
“I love sea and I deem necessary to protect it. Italian leisure ports could and should grow better as to coast preservation and as respect for tourists”, according to Enzo Biassoni, director of Leonardo Multimedia e responsible of this project in cooperation with Cobat.
“Excellence denoted by Cobat over last 25 years in technological waste management is a service for those institutions and companies aiming to a sustainable growth of Italy. We have awarded today Marina of Villasimius, showing engagement and professionality in following a virtuous path in a strategic field for tourism such as leisure ports” added Giancarlo Morandi, Presidente of Cobat.
The project counted 100 Italian leisure ports, examined and evaluated as to enhance their virtuosity regarding waste management and disposal, and their services to tourists within port structures.
Ranking of the best 20 Italian Virtuous Ports in 2015
MARINA DI PORTISCO
MARINA DI PESCARA
MARINA DI SCARLINO
MARINA DI PUNTA ALA
MARINA DI SAN GIUSTO
SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA
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Enzo Biassoni was born in Monza on March 7th 1950. After reaching graduation in Political Science, he performed several positions in Communication and Mass Media, working for several Companies such as Rete4 Mondadori, Gucci, Gruppo Panini, Publitalia and LA7. He has created many TV formats, on top of which mentioning Italia dei Porti, La cultura on the road, Racconti del Mare, Ciao Australia, Cuochi senza frontiere, Le rotte del Mediterraneo, Mediterraneo le isole del vino and Massaie d'Italia.