Marine Pollution training course within the Neptune III Project
The initiative is carried out by the Department in collaboration with the national volunteer organization Legambiente
The distance learning course "Neptune III" on coastal cleaning interventions in case of hydrocarbon beaching will be held from February 1 to March 1, 2022. The course, which is divided into five days on a weekly basis, is aimed at the staff of the local administrations of Abruzzo, Campania, Marche and Sicily. A new edition of the course will be dedicated to the volunteers of the local sections of the national organizations present in coastal areas.
The program provides a similar program for all participants, except for the first day of the course during which there will be a separate teaching on the regional system of civil protection, according to the region of origin. The course ends with a virtual exercise, prepared by Legambiente, with the division of participants into working groups.
Teachers include staff of the Department of Civil Protection, the Regions and Legambiente, national organization of civil protection volunteers that realizes the Neptune III project with the Department, under a specific Convention.
The training course offers an overview of the national and regional system of civil protection and explains the subjects involved and the skills needed for interventions on sea, intervention models and operating procedures for the removal of pollutants in coastal areas.
Neptune, now at its third edition, was launched following the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia near the island of Giglio, on January 13, 2012, when the need to train staff of local authorities and civil protection volunteers on interventions for cleaning the coast in case of hydrocarbon stranding emerged.
The objective of the Neptune project is precisely to enhance the response of the territories in the protection of the sea and the coastal ecosystem.