The Spanish port of Las Palmas revealed plans to launch in October a project for the installation of a system measuring the level of air pollution within the port. The pilot project will last until end of 2019, with a budget of 209,244 euros ($242,450).
The project seeks to monitor the level of air pollution and evaluate the environmental impact that port industries and ship traffic have on air. It will serve to the institution to develop a strategic plan with proposals and recommendations that reduce the air pollution.
This forms part of the Ecomarport project, subsidized by the Interrreg-MAC Program 2014-2020, and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The environmental initiative will count on the support of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which will carry out the final report of the analytical study, in cooperation with the Canary Islands Ports Platform, as well as with the Port Authority itself.
The objective of the Ecomarport project is to promote marine and maritime R&D and innovation in European and African Macaronesia by creating an operational network of environmental and marine observation of water and air quality in ports (eco-ports in Macaronesia).