Date(s) - 08 October - 12 October
ISPRA technicians and researchers together with project partners between 8th and 12th October will be present in Piombino (LI) for dissemination activities towards citizenship and monitoring of Posidonia oceanica transplantation included in the Life SEPOSSO project.
Involment actitivitis and meeting with the stakeholders for the Posidonia oceanica transplantation management
The Posidonia transplant in analysis was carried out in 2014 near Piombino. The transplant was implemented as a compensation measure identified by the Environmental Impact Assessment Decree (EIA) for the dredging activities in the Port of Piombino.
In order to communicate to stakeholders how the transplant operation is carried out to date, Life SEPOSSO will organize a round table to be held in Piombino on Friday 12th October. The round table aims to address the main aspects concerning the management of Posidonia oceanica transplants, with a specific focus on transplants performed as a compensatory measure within the VIA-VINCA procedures in harbour areas.
Moreover, throughout the entire week the personnel of CNR partner will carry out interviews and questionnaires to the citizens and stakeholders in Piombino area.
Actions A.3 – B.2
As part of the activities of the Life SEPOSSO project, in Gulf of Follonica (LI) , there will be a series of technical-scientific dives that will involve the simultaneous involvement of ISPRA divers and various project partners.
During the dives the operators will verify the conditions of the Posidonia transplant carried out in 2014 near Piombino. The results of these activities will be fundamental to increase knowledge that will lead to the develop of good practices to be used in the transplant management platform (PTWP) whose building is one of the central objectives of the Life SEPOSSO project.
In addition to the pre-eminently technical-scientific activities, on Tuesday 11th October an immersion open to stakeholders and the public will also be carried out on the transplant site. We hope to involve citizens in order to increase the awareness of the sea users on the importance of the P. oceanica habitat, encouraging responsible and sustainable behavior and increasing knowledge about the phenomenon of transplants in Italy and their management.
We invite those interested in participating in the open dive to contact the scientific project leaders by Wednesday, October 10th
The meetings with citizens will take place at a stand set up for the distribution of promotional products created within the Life project. The event will be an opportunity to inform citizens about the Natura 2000 network, and the importance of the Posidonia oceanica habitat, as well as about ecosystem services and the benefits produced on the marine-coastal ecosystem, and protection measures that also include behavior of individual citizens. In addition, free gadgets of the project will be distributed and short spots and documentaries will be shown on current activities.
Much of the activity will be dedicated to the children entertainment with the comic “Discovering the Posidonia oceanica prairies“. By means of the adventures of Posi and Donia, the characters of the comic, as well as the mascot of the SEPOSSO project, and with group games, we will learn to respect the wonders of the sea also by having fun.
We are looking to see you in Piombino!!