A.2 Environmental study of the donor and receiving sites

Description The Action A2 starts the restoration process with two main objectives: to evaluate the environmental conditions of both the donor and receiving sites in order to assess the compatibility of donor and receiving sites for the following actions; to identify in the donor sites the Cystoseira populations from which to collect fertile receptacles in […]

F.2 Quality Assurance and Risk Management

Description F2.1 – Project Monitoring Another fundamental aspect of the management is the monitoring of the project quality and expenses, thanks to which it will be possible to assure the respect of the project timing, budget and technical conditions, as well as a constant financial flow to perform activities. Furthermore, the project monitoring will integrate […]

F.1 Project management

Description F1.1 Project start-up The start-up activities create and assess the management tools for an adequate implementation. A kick-off meeting will be organised. F1.2 Project Management UNITS will be responsible for the project implementation for the whole action duration. Dr Falace participated in several phases of Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Water Framework Directive implementation, […]

E.2 Replication promotion

Description This action aims at spreading to the scientific community, to MPA managers all over the Mediterranean basin and to other stakeholders the results obtained and best practises, in order to promote the technical solutions with validated approaches replicable also in other areas. The action will comprise sub-actions: E2.1 Networking with other projects During the […]

E.1 Communication and dissemination to stakeholders and large public

Description The objectives are to: – increase the awareness of the general public about the environmental problem addressed by the project – disseminate the project and its results to stakeholders Dissemination and communication planning Includes the elaboration of a detailed communication and dissemination “master-plan” describing target audience, actions and expected results. The plan will comply […]

D.4 Monitoring indicator measurement and assessment

Description This action monitors and measures the performance indicators included in the “LIFE Project Specific Indicator” list provided in the attachment. Monitoring and measuring will be carried out by analysing all available data about controlled reproduction, introduced juveniles survival and growth, self-recruitment and ecological status of the stretches of coast interested by the translocation. These […]

D.3 Assessment of the socio-economic impact

Description Alongside the restoration objectives, the project aims to increase awareness of citizens on environment protection/habitat restoration. This purpose is most important for engaging citizens and public opinion to achieve educational results. The greater the ability to inform about actions applied in the project, the greater the educational impact reached. The challenge is to turn […]

D.2 Assessment of culturing protocols

Description This activity refers to the assessment of the culturing protocol for the 3 Cystoseira species starting from the collection in the donor sites. The culturing process comprises four main steps: 1) spore release 2) germlings of zygotes 3) embryos settlement 4) embryos growth to suitable size to be introduced in the natural environment. As […]

D.1 Ecosystem function restoration assessment in the different MPAs

Description This action is necessary (and mandatory) to assess project effectiveness and will examine data derived from monitoring, to evaluate the achievement of the environmental restoration objectives in the target MPAs. The receiving sites of the project are Cinque Terre and Miramare MPAs and in part the donor site Strunjan MPA. In particular, this action […]

C.4 Surveillance and protection of the repopulation areas

Description This action is needed to prevent vandalism, mitigate possible threats (i.e. control and prevention of the herbivorous pressure), to monitor the re-population progress, to support results assessment and to provide data and media for dissemination. All the foreseen activities will be implemented in time without any delays due to permission procedures. For Italy the […]