In October 2016, the LIFE15 ENV/IT/000391 Marina Plan Plus officially started to prevent harbour silting. Co-financed by EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), Marina Plan Plus is one of the 15 European projects, selected among hundreds of other projects presented by all European countries, that in 2016 received funding in the Water Sector.
Trevi, world leader in subsoil engineering, is the coordinator of the Research Team that also includes Bologna University, Cervia Municipality and ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Association). The Project will last 39 months and will be completed by December 31, 2019.
The main objective of the Research Team is to improve easy access to Cervia Harbour by keeping the seabed at the harbour’s entrance at an optimal depth, thus allowing navigation of incoming and outgoing vessels. To achieve this goal, many activities – such as lab tests, bathymetries and sediment analyses – will be carried out in order to install, within one year, an experimental plant specifically designed to keep seabed’s depth constant at the harbour’s entrance. Thanks to its features and size, said experimental plant will have no impact on navigation through the harbour’s entrance, as well as on wharf activities.
LIFE Programme (European Commission for the Environment)