Networking

The SEPOSSO project promotes the exchange of information, experiences and good practices concerning the protection and restoration of Posidonia oceanica meadows with a specific networking action between the different actors involved and the various European projects concerning the theme of transplantation and the sustainable management of coastal marine resources. We invite scientists, technicians, politicians, private companies, citizen of associations to participate, at national and European level, to stimulate debate and increase the knowledge of the main themes of the project and to actively share project messages and outputs.

 

RES MARIS Life

RES MARIS – “Regenerating threatened habitats in the marine area of Capo Carbonara, Sardinia”
LIFE13 NAT/IT/000433
“Regenerating threatened habitats in the marine area of Capo Carbonara, Sardinia”, is a project co-financed by the EU LIFE+ programme, whose mission is the conservation and regeneration of the marine and terrestrial ecosystems in the dry and submerged beach. In particular, the project focuses on priority habitats *2250 “Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp.”, *2270 “Dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster forests” and 1120* “Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae)” identified in Directive 92/43/EEC and contained within the ITB040020 SCI “Isola dei Cavoli, Serpentara, Punta Molentis e Campulongu”.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has started the exchange of visibility within the respective websites and project products (effects on Action D.1).
  • LIFE SEPOSSO will be present on May 24-25th 2018 at final conference of RES MARIS project to share the results of Posidonia oceanica transplanting activities trapianto carried out at Capo Carbonara

 

ROC-POP – “Promoting biodiversity enhancement by Restoration Of Cystoseira POPulations”
LIFE16 NAT/IT/000816
This project aims to trigger the reforestation of Cystoseira within the Cinque Terre and Miramare marine protected areas, where this taxon was present, as proven by museum and scientific literature records. Disappearance causes have been removed and the protection is guaranteed by the marine protected areas. The project involves the transplanting of Cystoseira cultured juveniles, with advantages in terms of time, costs and ecological impact.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has started the exchange of visibility within the respective websites and project products (effects on Action D.1).

SeResto – “Habitat 1150* (Coastal lagoon) recovery by SEagrass RESTOration. A new strategic approach to meet HD & WFD objectives”
LIFE12 NAT/IT/000331

The project LIFE SeResto (LIFE12 NAT/IT/000331) aims to trigger a process of aquatic angiosperm recolonization in SIC IT3250031 “Northern Lagoon of Venice”, mainly through the transplantation of Zostera marina and Zostera noltei to small sites distributed throughout the area.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has started the exchange of visibility within the respective websites and project products (effects on Action D.1).
  • The progress of the LIFE SEPOSSO project was presented as part of the final conference of the European LIFE SERESTO project to be held in Rome, c/o Submarine Club Marina Militare, on 11 April 2018.


ODYSSEA – Operating a network of integrated observatory systems in the Mediterranean Sea
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 72727

ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone. The platform will collect its data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities, and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea building on key initiatives such as Copernicus, GEOSS, GOOS, EMODNet, ESFRI, Lifewatch, Med-OBIS, GBIF, AquaMaps, Marine IBA e-atlas, MAPAMED and others with marine and maritime links.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO participated in the workshop dedicated to the stakeholders of the H2020 ODYSSEA project, in Rome 25 October 2017.

LIFE REDUNE – Restoration of dune habitats in Natura 2000 sites of the Veneto coast
LIFE16 NAT/IT/000589

LIFE REDUNE is a project financed by European Program LIFE 2014-2020. The LIFE REDUNE project’s overall aim is to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of a full set of dune habitats listed in Annex I of the Habitats Directive, along with the populations of Stipa veneta, an endangered plant endemic to the dunes of northeast Italy, which is listed in Annex II of the directive as a priority species for conservation. The objective is to guarantee the ecological restoration of the coastal dunes of four Natura 2000 network sites along the North Adriatic coastline. For this purpose, 91.5 ha of shifting dunes will be restored using natural engineering techniques and around 82.3 ha of transition and fixed dune habitats will be restored and duly managed. The habitat restoration process will be facilitated by the planting of 151 000 native plants (including 1 000 belonging to the Stipa veneta species) and the removal of invasive alien species (e.g. Oenothera stucchii). Additionally, 985 m of boardwalks and 9 300 m of fences will be built to regulate public access to the beaches. This is expected to favour the habitats’ natural dynamics and recovery; and to mitigate the risk of negative interference by people, combined with networking and communication actions. .

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has started the exchange of visibility within the respective websites and project products (effects on Action D.1).

LIFE ASAP – Alien Species Awareness Program
LIFE15 GIE/IT/001039
Through information, communication and training, the goal of the LIFE ASAP project (Alien Species Awareness Program, LIFE15 GIE/IT/001039) is to reduce the introduction rate and the impact of invasive alien species in Italy. Reaching this goal entails raising awareness about the risks associated with biological invasions, triggering wise behavior towards invasive alien species, and helping public institutions in implementing the EU Regulation 1143/2014 in a correct and effective way. The LIFE ASAP is co-funded by the European Commission under the EU-LIFE programme. It is carried out by the Italian ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) together with Legambiente, Federparchi, Regione Lazio, University of Cagliari, Nemo s.r.l. and Unicity s.r.l.; it is also co-funded by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and four national parks (Gran Paradiso, Arcipelago Toscano; Appennino Lucano, Val d’Agri, Lagonegrese; Aspromonte).

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has started the exchange of informations to organize the future encounters and the exchange of the project products (effects on Action D.1).

POSBEMED Interreg Mediterranean project

POSBEMED Interreg Mediterranean project starts in 2016 and it will finish in July 2018. POSBEMED will look at the management, conflicts and opportunities of the Mediterranean coast, particularly in coastal protected and Natura 2000 areas where interdependence between seagrass meadows, dunes and beaches occurs, with a view to provide a Mediterranean strategy and governance model for enhancing management effectiveness of these areas and beyond. By integrating the results of several past projects and examining management practices, stakeholders’ perception and expectations, guidelines with innovative management tools will be produced to enhance local administrations and coastal managers’ capacity across the Mediterranean. The results will assist in improving protection measures and enhancing management effectiveness on these connected habitats, while promoting local blue growth and nature-based solutions on the use and sustainable management of the seagrass banquettes.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has started the exchange of informations to organize the future encounters and the exchange of the project products (effects on Action D.1).

Horizon2020 MERCES
GA 689518

The Horizon2020 MERCES project “Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas” (GA 689518, www.merces-project.eu) aims to assess the outcomes of different solutions for marine restoration across habitats and ecosystems (from shallow waters to the deep sea) and to determine the degree of their effectiveness along with a socio-economic/cost-benefit analyses. MERCES also aims to generate new job opportunities and create a new generation of experts in the field of environmental recovery. MERCES will provide a strong platform for the transfer of knowledge to the whole restoration community, including business, public administrations and civil society. The findings of MERCES will be translated into practical guidance for industry on how and when to implement marine restoration measures. Coupled with regulatory reform, this will help stimulate private-sector innovation in marine restoration, create economic opportunity as well as promoting sustainable business. The MERCES project is coordinated by Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, Italy) with the participation of 28 partners.

    • LIFE SEPOSSO has started the exchange of informations to organize the future encounters and the exchange of the project products (effects on Action D.1).

Life Lagoon Refresh
LIFE16 NAT/IT/000663

The Life Lagoon project Refresh – Coastal lagoon habitat (1150 *) and species recovery by restoring the salt gradient increasing fresh water input – by introducing of fresh water from the Sile River to the Venice Lagoon, aims at restoring the salt gradient, at recreating the reed habitat and at improving the lagoon environment and its biodiversity. It involves ISPRA (Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) as Lead Partner and, as associated partners, the Veneto Region Environment Directorate, the University of Venice – Department of Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Statistics, the Interregional Education Office OO.PP. for Veneto – Trentino Alto Adige – Friuli Venezia Giulia and IPROS Ingegneria Ambientale Srl. The project has a duration of five years and started in September 2017.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has initiated the exchange of links within their respective websites and in social activity to increase the visibility of project products (effects on Action D.1).
  • LIFE SEPOSSO participated with LIFE LAGOON REFRESH in the European Natura 2000 Network Day at the prestigious Presidential Estate of Castelporziano (Rome), Monday 21 May 2018. The day was dedicated to the presentation of the LIFE projects in which ISPRA is involved (effects on Action D. 1 and D.2).

BARGAIN – “La BAnquette di Posidonia: integRare le conoscenze e promuovere un modello di spiaGgiA ecologIca a gestioNe responsabile”
Bando della Regione Lazio “Progetti di Gruppi di Ricerca”

The project funded under the Call of the Lazio Region “Research Group Projects” aims to identify and promote eco-sustainable and innovative management strategies for Posidonia accumulations on sandy shores at regional level. The 26-month project involves collaboration between public research organizations in the region such as the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), the University of Tor Vergata (Rome), ENEA Casaccia (Rome). Added to this is the collaboration of some individuals who will have an important role in the aspects linked to communication and the involvement of companies such as: Green Chemistry, BIOGAS, PN Circeo, WWF and RAI (Blue Line).
The aims of the project are: i) to update and integrate the state of the art on the phenomenon of the stranding of Posidonia in Lazio region and of the banquette management methodologies, ii) to create a pilot model of ecological beach, exportable on a national / international scale, with demonstration prototypes of management and reuse of banquette, to be developed in collaboration with the artisan and industrial realities of Lazio region, at a beach in the Circeo National Park; iii) carry out information and training activities aimed both at the beach users (adults and children) to favor the change of opinion regarding the presence of the banquette and to re-evaluate the concept of natural beach, both to managers (Administrations / Dealers) to encourage and support eco-friendly banquette management models.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has initiated the exchange of links within their respective websites and in social activity to increase the visibility of project products (effects on Action D.1).

SEA FOREST LIFE – Posidonia meadows as carbon sinks of the Mediterranean
LIFE17 CCM/IT/000121

The SEAFOREST LIFE project “Posidonia meadows as carbon sinks of the Mediterranean” was presented by D.R.E.Am. Italy, ISPRA, CNR, University of Tuscia, Water Right Foundation, La Maddalena Archipelago National Park, Cilento National Park, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, Asinara National Park, Carbon Sink Group s.r.l. and Paragon Limited (Malta).
The project concerns the 1120 * Posidonia oceanica meadows habitat, which is proving to be significant with regard to carbon deposits, the accumulation of which has been going on for thousands of years. Despite the importance of this ecosystem service, also for the biodiversity that it hosts, this habitat is disappearing at a rate that is four times higher than that of terrestrial forests. LIFE SEA FOREST aims therefore at increasing the capacity of the carbon reservoirs of the Posidonia meadows, through actions to reduce erosion and to consolidate the habitat.
The specific objectives are: i) to quantify carbon deposits and seizure rates of phanerogam habitats; ii) to analyze future developments, from the rate of carbon loss, to the potential carbon fixation and accumulation rates; iii) estimate the ratio between carbon emission and sequestration in the formations subject to degradation and erosion; iv) to define the assessment standards for carbon reservoirs of seagrass habitats; v) identify good practices for the defense of these formations and their carbon reservoirs (actions for the reduction of habitat erosion, actions for the management of stranded plant waste) and for their enlargement (actions for increasing the ‘habitat); vi) encourage dialogue at the national level to activate a network of companies and organizations involved in the carbon trading market; vii) to involve the network of Italian Protected Areas in order to promote projects to transfer the technical results achieved in the project.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has initiated the exchange of links within their respective websites and in social activity to increase the visibility of project products (effects on Action D.1).

CReIAMO PA – Competenze e reti per l’integrazione ambientale e per il miglioramento delle organizzazioni della PA

The CReIAMO PA Project – Skills and networks for environmental integration and for the improvement of PA organizations was admitted to funding under the National Operational Program Governance and Institutional Capacity 2014-2020 – Axis 1 “Development of administrative and institutional capacity for the modernization of the Public Administration “- Action 1.3.3” Interventions for the improvement of administrative capacity, central and regional, for the integration of environmental sustainability “.
The Project interprets the process of modernization of the Public Administration, strongly supported by the NOP in the context of Axis I, as a path based on the three “pillars” of sustainable development (environmental, socio-institutional, economic) and able to ensure that the skills, knowledge and skills are acquired as capillary and durable as possible over time.
The Project aims to spread an administrative culture aimed at taking into account, introducing and consolidating the aspects connected to environmental sustainability in the different phases of its action (planning / planning, implementation, management, verification / control, revision), with reference to the organizational structure as a whole, adopting an approach aimed at overcoming sectoral or single-issue logics.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO participated in the seminar “Comunicazione, consultazione, partecipazione nelle valutazioni ambientali: per una carta d’intenti” on 22 January 2019 at the MATTM (effects on Action B.1).

REMEDIA Life – REmediation for Marine Environment and Developement of Innovative Aquaculture
LIFE16 GIE/IT/000700
The Remedialife project is funded under the LIFE-ENV Community Program with Grant Agreement number LIFE16 ENV / IT / 000343. The project has a four-year duration and involves collaboration between various Italian research institutions (University of Salento, University of Bari, IRSA CNR of Taranto) and the plant
Maricoltura Mar Grande S.c.a.r.l. of Taranto. The project aims to: reduce the environmental impacts of aquaculture activities; improve the quality of the biomass of the produced fish; diversify production with the opening of new markets in relation to the marketing of non-edible biomass, which represents a high value by-product commercial; develop a management plan by the pilot company; produce validated methodological guidelines applicable throughout Europe; raise awareness through communication and dissemination activities.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO participated in the REMEDIA Life on the beach event to be held on Saturday 25 May 2019 at the Babylon – Torre sant’Andrea, Municipality of Melendugno (LE), dedicated to presenting the activities carried out in the REMEDIA Life project.

Life Sic2Sic – “In bici attraverso la Rete Natura 2000 italiana”
LIFE16 ENV/IT/000343
The Life Sic2Sic Project, through a dynamic and innovative communication method, aims to create awareness of citizens, schools, businesses and institutions about the meaning and importance of the Natura 2000 Network and of the entire system of Protected Areas: using the bicycle, there are 100 stages to connect over 170 sites of the Natura 2000 network in 7 Italian regions (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Umbria, Sardinia, Piedmont, Puglia and Sicily). Furthermore, weekly public rides are scheduled in the most important sites of the regions crossed.

  • LIFE SEPOSSO has initiated the exchange of links within their respective websites and in social activity to increase the visibility of project products (effects on Action D.1).