P.H.A.R.O.S. - Playground harbour and research of sustainability
The project tested and implemented integrated coastal zone management tools that should improve the environmental management of high-impact activities such as golf clubs and harbours. This was to be done also with the help of adoption of EMAS II . Best practices for harbours and golf courses operators have been developed. For tourist harbours, this involved the issues of quality of water, waste management, and energy savings. For golf courses, the issues were management of greens, water and energy savings, waste management and protection of biodiversity. The project also developed the guidelines for the implementation of EMS, according to the EMAS II regulation requirements, at large-scale tourist structures such as tourist harbours and golf courses. Ultimately, the project developed new governance links between tourism facilities and local bodies, in order to build a new model for sustainable territory development based on regional and local interests.