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ERDF 156: Developing National Environmental Monitoring and Infrastructure Capability

Project Cost: €4,206,860
Beneficiary: Malta Environment and Planning Authority
Line Ministry: Office of the Prime Minister
Start Date: 2009
End Date: 2014

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The project has improved the national environmental monitoring capacity in five environmental themes- air, water, radiation, noise and soil. It results in the development of comprehensive monitoring strategies, compilation of baseline data and the procurement of equipment and information management systems for data capture, monitoring and analysis for air, radiation and noise.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life ERDF
Fund: European Regional Development Fund
Priority Axis: PA6 Urban Regeneration and Improving the Quality of Life
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA6 Environmental Monitoring

Project Objectives

The overall objective is to develop the national environmental monitoring infrastructure and capacity for Malta with a focus on air, water, soil, noise and radiation.

Project Results

The purpose of the project will be achieved through a series of activities that will lead to the procurement of equipment; the development of information management systems; the gathering of critical baseline data; the development of monitoring programmes; the training of human resources in the operation of equipment and systems.

Project Purpose

The purpose of the project is to establish environmental monitoring strategies, infrastructure, methodologies and capacity on a national through:1) The drawing up of an environmental monitoring strategy for Malta;2) The design and establishment of national monitoring programmes in the areas of air, water, soil, noise and radiation3) The compilation of baseline surveys leading to the procurement of critical environmental in the above 5 areas4) The delivery of environmental monitoring equipment for air, noise and radiation monitoring, information management systems (these underpin information management for all areas of environmental monitoring) and training on the use of equipment and systems delivered.