Environmental Management In The Port Of Koper And Neighboring Urban Settlements
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O. Bajt, I. Jurincic & B. Marzi
Service quality and appropriate environmental management in the Port of Koper are a constant concern for the administration. The port is located at the northern and eastern borders of the town of Koper, therefore, the administration has always paid careful attention to limiting and controlling its potentially negative environmental impacts. All its spatial interventions have therefore been subject to thorough spatial and environmental assessment. The withdrawal of some potentially inappropriate projects in the history of the Port was an obvious result of detailed assessments. During the preparation of the development and spatial plans, significant corrections and moderating measures were introduced in the majority of the proposed projects due to the port’s location close to the urban environment. Permanent environmental monitoring of noise, air and water in the Bay of Koper was also introduced during the investments of the past twenty years, which made auditing of the Port’s impacts on the environment possible. Keywords: environmental management, Port of Koper, ISO 14001/2004, environmental impacts, spatial planning, monitoring. 1 Introduction The Port of Koper is located in close proximity of urban areas and for that reason a concern for appropriate environmental management has always been present in the administration of the port. To ensure the safety of the environment, a number of measures have been taken according to independent environmental studies. A
environmental management, Port of Koper, ISO 14001/2004, environmental impacts, spatial planning, monitoring.