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Prevention, mitigation, management of infectious diseases on cruise ships and passenger ferries

Descripción del proyecto

Prevención de enfermedades infecciosas en el sector del transporte marítimo de pasajeros

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha tenido importantes repercusiones en el sector del transporte marítimo de pasajeros. Para abordar esta cuestión, el equipo del proyecto HEALTHY SAILING, financiado con fondos europeos, introducirá medidas innovadoras, multicapa, basadas en riesgos y pruebas, rentables y probadas que permitan prevenir, mitigar y gestionar las enfermedades infecciosas de forma diferenciada para grandes transbordadores, cruceros y buques de expediciones. En el proyecto se adoptará un planteamiento integral que abarque la preparación y la respuesta ante las enfermedades infecciosas conocidas y frecuentes en los buques de pasajeros, así como aquellas que nunca se han producido, pero para las que la preparación resulta fundamental, y ante las enfermedades de origen desconocido a fin de garantizar la preparación ante futuros agentes patógenos o pandemias emergentes. En HEALTHY SAILING se cubrirá todo el trayecto de los pasajeros y la tripulación, desde el hogar hasta el barco y viceversa.

Objetivo

With vast experience, in-depth knowledge and established expertise in infectious disease prevention and control on passenger ships, HEALTHY SAILING consortium presents a comprehensive approach introducing innovative, multi-layered, risk and evidence-based, cost-effective tested measures for infectious diseases prevention, mitigation and management (PMM) differentiated for large ferries, cruise ships and expedition vessels. This approach covers: a) preparedness and response to known infectious diseases frequently occurring on passenger ships, diseases that have never occurred but for which preparedness is essential, diseases of unknown aetiology to ensure preparedness for future emerging pathogens/pandemics; b) the entire passenger/crew journey travelling from home to ship and returning, on-board, during shore-side visits; c) ship-board operations, shore-side company operations, port destinations and communities; d) a global perspective of project outputs towards communities and passenger shipping industry. Epidemiological studies, risk assessment, modelling for disease spread and aerosol/droplet dispersion and setting disease thresholds/alert levels will develop a scientific evidence-base and support production of evidence-informed guidelines on COVID-19 for ships/ports, passengers/crew vaccination, ventilation systems and expedition vessels’ medical operation needs. Development/testing of ship-specific syndromic surveillance, AI systems, decision support tools will contribute to early health threat detection on-board, risk-based proportionate responses, and healthy on-board environments. Toolkits for blended learning with hands-on training and technology induced behaviour change will further knowledge, awareness and compliance of all stakeholders. An integrated e-pass based on one-ID concept and toolkit predicting port response capacities will address port operation and community needs. A scientific international panel will promote a harmonized global approach.

Coordinador

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 513 125,00
Dirección
ARGONAFTON FILELLINON
38221 Volos
Grecia

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Región
Κεντρική Ελλάδα Θεσσαλία Μαγνησία
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 513 125,00

Participantes (18)

Socios (6)