On Thursday 16 February, the Accademia dell’Alto Mare in Naples will host the meeting “The Port of Naples and the economy of the sea”, organised by the Rotary Club of East Naples District 2101 – Italy, in collaboration with the Research Institute on Innovation and Services for Development of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR IRISS), RETE – International Association for the Collaboration between Ports and Cities, International Propeller Clubs, Aniai Campania (National Association of Italian Engineers and Architects) and the Port System Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea.
The initiative is being developed as part of a cycle of meetings to be held between February and May 2023, aimed at investigating the critical issues and opportunities offered by the sea that washes the coasts of Naples and the other urban centres of the metropolitan city, combining different perspectives and bringing together the diverse stakeholders. A founding and identifying element of Naples, the sea is a fundamental resource for the metropolitan and regional territory to relaunch the sustainable development process of Campania Region. The numerous problems associated with this resource call for a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach and must be tackled, in parallel, at the environmental, economic, and social levels, involving the different potential stakeholders, promoting a constructive dialogue between researchers, associations and institutions.
The first meeting, devoted to a reflection on the strategic importance of the port of Naples and the potential of the sea economy, will be moderated by Massimo Clemente, director of CNR-IRISS and director of RETE’s Scientific Committee, and will be involve Andrea Annunziata, president of AdSP of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea; Umberto Masucci, president of Propeller Clubs Italia and Port of Naples; Francesco Tavassi, Rotary Club of Naples North; Gianluca Di Maio, member of the Rotary Club of Naples East; Fabrizio Vettosi, managing director Venice Shipping and Logistics S. p.A.; and Alessandro Castagnaro, governor district 2101 Rotary and president Aniai Campania.
Next meetings will deal with the following topics:
– importance and fragility of the Gulf’s marine ecosystem
– potential of the recovery and enhancement of the urbanised and natural coastline
– legal regime of coastal areas and conflicts of jurisdiction.