These include an automated computer tool to aid in decision making, the ROM 5.1 Management System, and numerical tools for studying trends in pollutant transport. This has resulted in ROM 5.1 being applied in 14 ports of general interest (Santander, Gijón, A Coruña, Huelva, Bay of Cádiz, Tenerife, Los Cristianos, La Estaca, La Gomera, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Gandía, Sagunto, Valencia and Tarragona) and in 4 European ports (Falmouth, Belfast, Aveiro, Portimao). The leadership of IHCantabria, together with Puertos del Estado, and the Port Aquatic Management working group of the PROTECMA technology platform, with more than 900 members, and its inclusion in the prestigious international World Harbours Project, with only 25 international partners, have also resulted from this work.
The methodological procedures that make up ROM 5.1 have been disseminated through classroom courses that have been taught to more than 500 professionals.
IHCantabria has also opted for virtual and open teaching with more than 9000 participants in the six editions of the “ROM 5.1 Quality of Port Waters” course given to date.