INFORMARE (POR-FESR 2014-2020)
The INFORMARE Project (POR-FESR 2014 - 2020) aims at developing an innovative information system to collect and provide observed and forecast meteo-marine data concerning the Emilia-Romagna Coast. The target is to provide new services to private companies operating in the tourism industry. Funded by the Emilia Romagna Region, INFORMARE is developed by a mixed public/private partnership: 3 regional laboratories for Technology Transfer and Innovation (Proambiente Scrl, C.S.A. Group and Confindustria Emilia-Romagna Ricerca - CERR), 2 private companies (Cooperativi Bagnini Cervia and Communication Technology) and 3 CNR Institutes (ISAC, ISMAR and IBIMET).
All the partners operate in the environmental field and the project’s goal is the creation of an integrated information system to provide both observed and forecast meteorological and climatic data concerning air and water quality, in order to produce a series of innovative and effective services for tourism operators, bathers and stakeholders of the E-R coastal area.
Tourism industry in Emilia Romagna is of huge importance, representing about 7% of the regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP), involving more than 160.000 operators and more than 10 million visitors (2016). Touristic flow is mainly focused on summertime (ca. 80% of the attendees), therefore it is strictly connected with weather conditions, bathing water quality and the presence of “ad hoc” services. Consequently, weather forecasts and real-time observed data “in situ” have a huge impact on the choice of the vacation spot and holiday time duration by the tourists.
The primary goal of the project is therefore the recovery, processing and availability of meteorological and climatic information to produce useful services for an improved management of the touristic flow along the E-R coast.
Coordinator: Proambiente S.C.r.l.
Partners: C.S.A.Group, Confindustria Emilia Romagna Ricerca
Private Companies: Communication Technology S.r.l., Cooperativa Bagnini di Cervia.
Duration: June 2017 - June 2019 (24 months)
Funding: Total = 1.198.639,00 € E-R funding = 828.412,80 €.
Link to the website: www.informare-er.it