The Venezia2021 research program has, among others, the objective of developing an integrated system of analysis, evaluation, planning, management and monitoring of the Venetian area and its historical, artistic and cultural heritage, capable of supporting the city and the activities that operate in it, through coordinated adaptation actions that aim to increase sustainability and resilience as a whole. In particular, intervention and maintenance procedures will be developed for the architectural elements and historical materials, which will make it possible to define and implement periodic monitoring of the historical, artistic and cultural heritage present in the lagoon.
According to the European Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning (2014/89 / EU), the underwater cultural heritage can be seen as a purpose, activity and use of the maritime space itself. Maritime spatial planning is implemented through the development, adoption and implementation of one or more plans for its marine waters.
The Plans take into account economic, social and environmental aspects in order to support sustainable development and growth in the maritime sector, applying an ecosystem approach, and to promote the coexistence of relevant activities and relevant uses. Among the activities, uses and interests that the Plans must include is the cultural heritage, in particular submarine. In this context, the main objective of WP 2 of the MSPMED project, of which CORILA is Lead Partned, is to support the definition and implementation of the Maritime Spatial Plans in the Member States involved in the project (IT, SL, GR, Malta, Sp, FR), in line with the objectives pursued under the MSP Directive.