GUTTA – savinG fUel and emissions from mariTime Transport in the Adriatic region

GUTTA project will contribute to the analysis of the cross-border ferry traffic between Italy and Croatia and to its decarbonization.

42 Months from 01/01/2019 to 30/06/2022
Funded by
  • 2014-2020 Interreg V-A
  • Italy – Croatia CBC Programme

Coordinating organization
  • CMCC Foundation - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager

General aims

GUTTA’s main objective are: (1) to support the decarbonisation of the existing cross border maritime links between Italy and Croatia through optimized operations based on a computational tool using meteo-marine forecast; (2) to disseminate the value of the data collected under the EU Regulation 757/15 on MRV (Monitoring/Reporting/Verification) of CO2 emissions; (3) to assess the past and present trends of ferry traffic between Italy and Croatia.

Furthermore, GUTTA’s communication strategy will involve three target groups: the general public of EU citizens, the maritime sector, and related technical and scientific communities.



CMCC is GUTTA scientific coordinator and project manager, and is involved in all communication activities, including stakeholders’ involvement. Moreover, CMCC is responsible for the development of the eco-routes tool based on development of VISIR model.

Expected results

GUTTA will develop a computational capacity to plan low-carbon ferry routes in the programme area, will contribute to give visibility to the data collected under  the EU-MRV Regulation, and will analyze the cross-border maritime traffic between Italy and Croatia, also in view of the recent evloution of the health situation.

  • Project Management and coordination
  • Communication, dissemination and stakeholders/users involvement
  • Collection of relevant data for vessels emissions, maritime traffic and vessels performance
  • Development of emissions and routing models
  • Development and testing of the tool for eco-routes computation
  • Analysis of data produced in the frame of the MRV Regulation
  • Analysis of data of maritime traffic between Italy and Croatia


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