marine conservation

This topic is part of the call “Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030”, part of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON).


Frontiers in Marine Science

Ecosystems all over the world are under increasing pressure from human uses.

Seabird Biodiversity and Human Activities 

In the past three decades scientists have been equipping free-living seabirds with bio-logging devices to provide information about their behaviour in unprecedented detail.

Frontiers in Marine Science

Environmental conservation is currently one of the main objectives of marine management. It is agreed that effective management requires evaluating the tradeoffs between protection and economic costs for negatively impacted maritime activities.

For more than a decade, marine spatial planning has been used around the world to advance objectives for conservation, economic development, and ecosystem-based management.

Multiple anthropogenic activities can exert adverse effects on marine vulnerable ecological components and the ecosystem services they provide to human well-being.

The deep sea covers about 79% of the Mediterranean basin, including habitats potentially able to deliver multiple ecosystem services and numerous resources of high economic value.

International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a conservation tool designed to adequately manage and protect marine resources threatened by human activity, by addressing both biological and socioeconomic needs.

Marine Policy, 51 (2015), 31-39

In the Mediterranean Sea socio-economic drivers may accelerate the process of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) declarations.