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BALlast Water MAnagement System For Adriatic Sea Protection – BALMAS

Principal Investigator: Romina Kraus

The IPA Adriatic Cross-border Programme aims at strengthening the cooperation and sustainable development of the Adriatic region, through the realisation of the initiatives referring to three priority axes: economic, social and institutional cooperation.

The general BALMAS objective is to establish a common cross-border system linking all Adriatic research, experts and national responsible authorities to avoid the unwanted risks to the environment and humans from the feasible impacts of HAOP (Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Patogens) through the potential transfer by Ballast Waters (BW) and sediments. An early warning system (EWS) about the presence of HAOP in ports, as well as a decision support system (DSS) for faster and effective decision making on BWM to responsible authorities will be developed. By developing a joint Adriatic BWM DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (DSS), BWM Plan and Strategy, BALMAS will ensure uniform BWM requirements to ease shipping and at the same time to maximize environmental and economical protection of all sea users.

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Lysosomal dysfunction as a common mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases

Lysosomal dysfunction as a common mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases

Principal Investigator: Silva Katušić Hećimović

Using a lysosomal disorder NPC as a model, the goal of this project is to investigate a role of lysosomal impairment on accumulation of amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) and alpha-synuclein (a-syn), the two characteristic features in the pathogenesis of AD and PD.

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Monitoring the fish farm RibarstvoF, Cres island

Monitoring the fish farm RibarstvoF, Cres island

Principal Investigator: Neven Cukrov

Monitoring the sediment quality below fish farm.

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Sensitive MeAsuRmenT, detection and identification of engineered NANO particles in complex matrices

Principal Investigator: Daniel Lyons

Nanotechnology is having a large impact in many industrial sectors and the use of nanoparticles is continuously increasing in many fields, from paints, automotive components, consumer products such as cosmetic sunscreens and anti-odorant up to biology and medicine.

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COST

Supramolecular Chemistry in Water

Principal Investigator: Marina Ilakovac Kveder

COST Action 1005

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