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University of Palermo and Municipality of Ragusa sign Memorandum of
Understanding to implement CALYPSO South
12th February 2019
The Municipality of Ragusa has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with the University of Palermo in relation to the implementation of the
CALYPSO South project. This project involves 3 partners from Malta, with the
University of Malta as Lead Partner, and 4 partners from Sicily, with University
of Palermo as the focal point for Sicily.
Marina di Ragusa has been host to one of the HF radars belonging to the CALYPSO
network since December 2016. The Municipality of Ragusa has supported this endeavour,
through the office of the Municipal Civil Protection, by providing logistic support
on location. The Municipality has now been invited to participate in the project,
both as a stakeholder and as a member of the working group intended to promote
cross-border exchange between responsible entities for civil protection, surveillance
and security, especially in connection with response to hazards from oil spills
in the region and with search and rescue operations.
To facilitate the implementation of the various activities, a MoU has been drawn
up between the Municipality of Ragusa and the University of Palermo, through which
both parties pledge to deploy resources that they have available as necessary to
achieve the project’s objectives. The MoU was signed by Dr. Giovanni Iacono on
behalf of the Municipality of Ragusa and Prof Giuseppe Ciraolo representing the
University of Palermo.