Starting/ending date: 01/11/2016 – 31/10/2019
Financing: 2.7 million € (EU contribution is 2.3 million €)
Dr Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Marine Biological Resources
The main objectives of AMAre project are:
– To develop shared methodologies and geospatial tools for multiple stressors assessment, coordinated environmental monitoring, multi-criteria analyses and stakeholders’ engagements.
– To develop concrete pilot actions and coordinated strategies in selected Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to solve hot spots of conflicts affecting marine biodiversity and the services it provides.
– Transnational cooperation and regulations, development of coordinated best practices, data access to share information and concrete stakeholder and users’ involvement are the expected results.
The final aim is to scale up strategies and recommendations at transnational level adopting an ecosystem-based approach considering the goals of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) across MPAs.
Project partners: CoNISMa (Italy) – Lead beneficiary, CMCC (Italy), CNR-ISMAR (Italy), University of Malta (Malta), Spanish National Research Council (Spain), HCMR (Greece), IFREMER (France), Management Consortium of Torre Guaceto (Italy), Management Body of The National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades (Greece), Regional Government of the Balearic Islands. Department of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries (Spain)