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NOSTRA project

From 2012 to 2014, NOSTRA project (Network of STRAits) enabled to partners of the European Straits Initiative to deepen their knowledge and act for increased protection of biodiversity and natural heritage of straits' areas. The project was funded by INTERREG IVC programme. More information:

Published the 4 March 2015

The Seascape character assessment for the Dover Strait

The full report of the Seascape character assessment study for the Dover Strait is now available in English and French on the NOSTRA project website.

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Published the 28 October 2014

NOSTRA project comes to an end – the European Straits Initiative takes over!

On 22 October in Brussels, the European Straits Initiative presented the results of NOSTRA project and reaffirmed the political commitment of an enlarged partnership

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Published the 21 July 2014

European Maritime Days 2014: the Strait of Dover takes pride of place

The only EMD labelled event in France, the territorial meeting of the NOSTRA project prompted exchanges on projects for the Strait of Dover and the challenges it faces.

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Otrante strait

Published the 12 May 2014

Cross-border cooperation on Otranto Strait: an ambitious study presented in Lecce

A study on "Co-operative links between Albania and Apulia" realised by the University of Salento and co-funded by NOSTRA (Network Of STRAits) project has been released.

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Published the 20 December 2013

NOSTRA project outlined at the Baltic Sea co-operation conference (Helsinki, 17-18 October 2013)

The European Straits Initiative’s first project was of great interest to local authorities in the Baltic Sea area, where three of the eight straits in the partnership are located.

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Published the 18 October 2013

The European Straits promote harmonious economic development of their areas (Gulf of Finland, 1-4 October 2013)

The NOSTRA (first major project undertaken by the ESI) workshop in the Gulf of Finland focused on the sustainable economic development of the straits.

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Nostra: a project that brings together 14 of the 15 partners: April 2012 in Boulogne-sur-mer

Launched on 3 April 2012 in Wimille, near Boulogne-sur-mer, the NOSTRA project is the result of the European Straits Initiative and is part of the second aim of the initiative: Work towards the em...

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Published the 11 July 2013

Maritime safety and green transport: European Straits exchange best practice (Fehmarn Island, 3-6 June 2013)

Partners of the NOSTRA project exchanged maritime safety and green transport experiences and best practice during the 3rd thematic workshop of the year.

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Published the 19 May 2013

The seascapes approach to sustainable management of European Straits

A marine planning technique highlighted by the NOSTRA project is helping to inform thinking across European Straits on sustainable development of shared maritime areas.

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