Date(s) - 22 July - 26 July
As part of the events planned for the monitoring of existing Posidonia oceanica transplants, between 22nd and 26th July 2019 a series of technical-scientific dives will be carried out on the Piombino study site (Action B.2) with the involvement of several scientific divers coordinated by ISPRA.
During the dives the researchers will verify the conditions of the transplant that took place in 2004 in Santa Marinella, the first and most extensive transplantation of Posidonia oceanica in the Mediterranean. Originally, 300 thousand Posidonia cuttings were installed on concrete frames in a sea area of approximately 10,000 square meters between the towns of Santa Marinella and Santa Severa. Technical scientific operators will be able to collect a series of data relating to the survival of transplanted cuttings and their state of establishment and development.
The data gathered, along with the collection of video and photographic recordings, will be analyzed and compared with the previous data of the monitoring already carried out within the Life SEPOSSO during 2018 (Prospecting and surveys on the Civitavecchia transplant) and with those conducted previously in compliance with the provisions of the VIA decrees.
Furthermore, in Civitavecchia, will be settled up the informative notice board of the project concerning the experimental transplantation of Posidonia oceanica carried out in Santa Marinella in 2004.