Date(s) - 03 September - 05 September
As part of the events planned for the monitoring of existing Posidonia oceanica transplants, between 3 and 5 September 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 Posidonia oceanica transplantation, carried out in the Gulf of Follonica in 2014. The transplant, prescribed within the decree of Environmental Impact Assessment, was carried out as a compensation measure for the resulting impact from the dredging of the access channel to the port of Piombino. The transplant was performed by explanting 340 clods from the dredging area, each about 4 square meters in size, and transferring them to areas identified as suitable.
A new monitoring protocol, in addition to the existing video-photographic surveys, will allow the acquisition of data in the entire transplant area on more than 60 clods, corresponding to about 20% of all the transplanted ones.
The data collected, thanks also to the support 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 Piombino transplant) and with those conducted previously in compliance with the provisions of the VIA decrees.