SORM (The Science Of Marine Reserves-Mediterranean) Project
Posidonia oceanica meadow (Photo Pier Augusto Panzalis)
marine protected areas; conservation; communication
ECOMERS, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Paolo Guidetti

WWF-MedPO (Mediterranean Programme Office)

Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (France)

WWF (Mediterranean Programme Office) ( ) : 16 300 €

Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (France) ( ) : 20 000 


Overall: 1st September 2015 – December 31st 2017

The Science Of Marine Reserves-Mediterranean project aims at improving the available knowledge and the social acceptance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean Sea.

These aims will be achieved by:

1) collecting and analyzing the existing and new (ecological and socio-economic) data on MPAs, using a bottom-up approach, throughout the entire Mediterranean Sea;

2) disseminating scientific results, and effectively and properly communicating the results of MPA science to different targets.

Expected results:

1) increasing cohesion within the Mediterranean scientific community;

2) increasing visibility of all actors involved in the promotion of marine conservation;

3) helping MPAs become more popular, get more social support and therefore become ecologically and socio-economically more effective.

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