The project LIFE SEPOSSO

The project Life SEPOSSO, “Supporting Environmental governance for the POSidonia oceanica Sustainable transplanting Operations”, carried out with the contribution of the European Commission, aims to improve the Italian Governance of the Posidonia oceanica transplants, marine habitat priority 1120* sensu Habitat Directive (1992/43/EEC), implemented to compensate the damages caused by coastal works and infrastructures. The project is based on the cooperation among numerous stakeholders, which will contribute to design and apply good practices and innovative software tools for improving the effectiveness of planning and control of transplantation activities. This will contribute to the implementation of European environmental legislation (EIA-2014/52/EU and MSP-2014/89/EU) and to raise awareness on the importance and respect of the P. oceanica prairies and of the Natura 2000 marine sites.

Posidonia oceanica: a brief introduction

Educational Kit Life SEPOSSO

After 2 years of meetings, lessons, games and exchanges with over 1500 kids, we decided to collect the materials and experiences produced to date and make them available to everyone. This is how the Life SEPOSSO Educational Kit was created. You can download it from here: DOWNLOAD EDUCATIONAL KIT

The project, among its multiple objectives, is to make citizens of all ages aware of the importance and respect of the Posidonia oceanica meadows, marine sites belonging to the Natura 2000 Network, and has therefore created this new educational tool for children of primary and secondary school.

The educational kit (in Italian only, for the moment) is organized in 7 modules. The teaching activities included in each module are lectures, videos, group games and skills that will allow children to discover what Posidonia oceanica is, what role it plays in the coastal marine environment, what is threatening it and what can be done do to protect it.

Learning how to protect the environment can also be fun!

The Life SEPOSSO team

Video comic – Discovering Posidonia oceanica meadows

Posi and Donia become an animated cartoon to tell us what the Posidonia oceanica prairies are,
why thay are so important for us and the marine environment and why it’s important to preserve and protect them.
A message addressed to everyone, not just to our children.

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NET Project and the European Researchers’ Night 2020

NET Project and the European Researchers’ Night 2020

As foreseen by the Action D.2 (Networking), LIFE SEPOSSO collaborated with the “European Researchers’ Night” which was held on Friday 27th November in Italy and throughout Europe. The events, which took place exclusively online due to the COVID-19 emergency, were realized by the project ScieNcEToghether – NET, a European Researchers’ Night project funded by the ...
Participation in the “Training workshop in coastal wetlands and seagrass meadows restoration, based in Blue Carbon actions” workshop

Participation in the “Training workshop in coastal wetlands and seagrass meadows restoration, based in Blue Carbon actions” workshop

As part of the activities of action B.4 Life Seposso participated on 15-17 September 2020 in the international workshop ” Training workshop in coastal wetlands and seagrass meadows restoration, based in Blue Carbon actions” organized by IUCN Mediterranean Cooperation Center and by Life Blue Natura. “Blue carbon” is the carbon absorbed and stored by marine ...
Life SEPOSSO videos on INDIRE web platform

Life SEPOSSO videos on INDIRE web platform

Life SEPOSSO videos are now online also on the Indire platform together with the best contributions from the world of Italian Public Research. The National Institute of Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE) has been the reference point for educational research in Italy for over 90 years. The Institute develops new teaching models, experiments the ...
Reached milestone for Action B.2: “Completion of field activities on Posidonia transplant performance”

Reached milestone for Action B.2: “Completion of field activities on Posidonia transplant performance”

The activities foreseen for the Action B2 “MONITORING OF THE PERFORMANCE OF EXISTING OCEANIC POSIDONIA TRANSPLANTS” are concluded. The four transplant cases selected by the Life SEPOSSO project, Civitavecchia (Lazio), Augusta (Sicily), Ischia (Campania) and Piombino (Tuscany) were monitored over the course of two years, 2018 and 2019, by the project partners. The activities involved ...

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