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.

ISPRA video for #WorldSeagrassDay 2021

Seagrass beds are precious ecosystems for our seas. They produce big quantities of oxygen and capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, provide food and shelter for many species, protect and nourish our beaches. In the Mediterranean these grasslands are widespread but, unfortunately, they are strongly threatened by many human actions. It is therefore essential to improve the monitoring of these ecosystems and strengthen the conservation efforts, for the benefit of the sea and of man himself. ISPRA celebrates #WorldSeagrassDay by remembering all the projects that deal with them.

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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Life SEPOSSO with the schools for National Day for The Sea

Life SEPOSSO with the schools for National Day for The Sea

The National Sea Day established by Legislative Decree 229/2017 is celebrated on 11 April. “The National Day of the Sea is an important opportunity to raise awareness especially among young people on the importance of respect and knowledge of the sea, a resource of great value for the world and for Italy in particular”. Italy ...
Training Courses SEPOSSO – Tools for the management of Posidonia oceanica meadows

Training Courses SEPOSSO – Tools for the management of Posidonia oceanica meadows

On 22, 23 and 24 March 2021, were held the training courses for Stakeholders envisaged by action B.4 “Transferability and replicability of SEPOSSO results and solutions” of the LIFE SEPOSSO Project . The topic of the courses was the management of Posidonia oceanica meadows in Environmental Impact Assessments and the related tools, created during the SEPOSSO ...
LIFE SEPOSSO at the 5th edition of the Milano Marketing Festival

LIFE SEPOSSO at the 5th edition of the Milano Marketing Festival

LIFE SEPOSSO participated in the 5th edition of the Milan Marketing Festival “Do it Better”, which was held from 15 to 19 March in webinar mode A very important event for all those who want to adapt to social changes, an event aimed not only at professionals but also at anyone interested in the subject ...
Milestone action B.3 reached: Posidonia Web Platform training concluded

Milestone action B.3 reached: Posidonia Web Platform training concluded

The training activities dedicated to the project partners on the use of the Posidonia Web Platform (PWP) envisaged for the action “Electronic systems to support transplanting governance” (Action B3) were completed. During three online sessions conducted on 28 January, 3 and 10 February 2021, the Partners of the Life SEPOSSO project of ISPRA, ARPA Toscana ...

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