Identify and implement environmental indicators

Identify and implement environmental indicators in your port

Within the framework of PORTOPIA, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) has developed a tool for the identification and implementation of Environmental Indicators in Ports (TEIP).

TEIP is a computer-based tool that port environmental managers can use to identify Environmental Indicators in their port. The tool can be accessed freely via www.eports.cat/teip. After answering a set of questions, users obtain a final list of Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs) to be used in their port. Furthermore, they also receive recommendations and a set of guidelines for the implementation of the indicators.

It only takes 20 minutes to complete TEIP and all the data provided in the tool is treated in strict confidence. TEIP is divided in five steps:

Step 1: Port contact details

Step 2: Significant Environmental Aspects
Users are required to enter the Significant Environmental Aspects (SEAs) of their port. A checklist of possible environmental aspects is provided and the user has to select the ones that are considered significant. If you are not sure which are the SEAs of your port, you can proceed to the TEAP tool for their identification.

Step 3: Questions on SEAs
Questions on the SEAs selected on the previous step are requested, in order to identify the most suitable indicators.

Step 4: Questions on environmental management and port development
Questions regarding the environmental management and development of the port are requested, in order to find out the most adequate indicators concerning management.

Step 5: Environmental Performance Indicators
The final list of Environmental Performance Indicators recommended for monitoring in your port is provided in this last step. In addition, specific guidelines for the implementation of each indicator and particular recommendations for ensuring an effective environmental management are also sent by email.

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