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AMARe - Actions for Marine Protected Areas

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Contact Person(s):

Simona Fraschetti


E-mail: (simona[dot]fraschetti[at]unisalento[dot]it)

Tel. +39 0832 298853; +39 3271766651

Implementation Period:
Specific Funding Programme:

Interreg MED Programme 2014 - 2020


€2.700.000; EU contribution of €2.300.000

About the Project:

The main objectives of AMAre project were:

  • To develop shared methodologies and geospatial tools for multiple stressors assessment, coordinated environmental monitoring, multi-criteria analyses and stakeholders engagement.
  • To develop concrete pilot actions and coordinated strategies in selected Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to solve hot spots of conflicts affecting marine biodiversity and the services it provides.

Transnational cooperation and regulations, development of coordinated best practices, data access to share information and concrete stakeholder and users’ involvement are the expected results. The final aim is to scale up strategies and recommendations at transnational level adopting an ecosystem-based approach considering the goals of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) across MPAs.

Torre Guaceto MPA (Italy). Source: AMAre project

Project partners

AMare involved the following partners:

  • National Inter-Universities Consortium for the Marine Science – CoNISMa (Italy) – Lead beneficiary
  • Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change - CMCC (Italy)
  • National Research Council, Institute of Marine Science – CNR-ISMAR (Italy)
  • University of Malta (Malta)
  • Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - HCMR (Greece)
  • French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea - IFREMER (France)
  • Management Consortium of Torre Guaceto (Italy)
  • Management Body of The National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades (Greece)
  • Regional Government of the Balearic Islands. Department of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries (Spain)