After the survey in the site R egional Natural Park Dune Costiere (Brindisi), in October the Scientific Diving Team of SELC carried out, in collaboration with the partners SUNCE and PARK KORNATI, the Posidonia oceanica pilot transplantation in the Kravljačica bay, in the Kornati National Park – Croatia. The activity was supported by the specialised contribution of Biosurvey, a spin-off of the University of Palermo, subcontractor of the partner KORNATI NP. The action, together with the planned installation of “eco-friendly” buoys, is one of the concrete measures foreseen in the SASPAS project. During transplantation activities, the seabed was cleaned up to eliminate the most significant wastes from the areas of intervention.
For the 13th year in a row, SELC experts will be involved in survey activities of terrestrial vegetation, breeding birds, marines seagrasses and zoobenthos along the Venetian littoral strip and lagoon. During 2018, vegetation and habitat mapping will be performed around the three inlets, while seagrass survey and nesting waterbirds census will be done in the lagoon basin.
SELC is one of the eight members of a new project focussed on the Posidonia oceanica protection in the Adriatic Sea. This project will last thirty 30 months and has a budget of around 1,900,000 Euros.
The overall objective is to improve seagrass preservation and restoration through laying safe anchorage innovative systems, performing pilot transplantations, carrying out monitoring activities and by defining an integrated management system for seagrasses in Adriatic area.
After the “VIMINE” and “REDUNE” LIFE projects, yet another EC funded project where SELC will cooperate with public and private institutions.
SELC has recently won a tender to make a two-year long monitoring of the P. nobilis, a clam species included in the Annex IV of the 92/43 Habitat Directive and which is heavily threatened in many Mediterranean coastal sites. The SELC biologist will map the P. nobilis population in the whole Grado-Marano lagoon (16,000 ha in size) and collect biological and ecological data following a standardized protocol.
On February 23rd, at the Ca ‘Foscari University, Mestre Campus, the LIFE REDUNE Project will be presented. The Project started last September and will end in 2022. It will be an opportunity to show the contents, the planned actions and the expected results of a project involving a large part of the Venetian coasts and of which SELC is an associate partner.
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