On September 12th, 2019 in Livorno the first report on the carbon footprint for the Port Network Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea has been presented. The report is a useful starting point for the Environmental and Energetic Plan of the Port Authority.
The Port Network Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea has been one of the first Authorities in Italy to map the main CO2 emissions produced by the port of the System (in particular Livorno, Piombino and Portoferraio) in an exhaustive way, presenting the results of one year of study.
The report on the Carbon Footprint is innovative for two main reasons. Firstly, it has been elaborated exploiting the digital architecture of the port system, the strategic platform MoniCA (Monitoring and Control Architecture) that collects information and data from a set of different digital services (Port Community System, National AIS Network, specific workflows, etc.) and sensor networks spread in the most relevant spots of the ports.
Secondly, data has been elaborated through the guidelines released by the International Maritime Organization, through a set of tools called »Port Emission Toolkit«, with the aim of harmonizing and standardizing the methods of collecting and analysing data and determining the carbon footprint.
The report data presented by the Port authority already give an idea of the relevance of the environmental pollution: it is an increasing problem that has to be faced as soon as possible.