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Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Objective

The Initial Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MMMPA) aims to train the next generation of MPA scientists and managers, equipping them with a flexible set of skills essential within a wide range of professional environments, including public administration, local authorities, industry and academia. They will focus on the most important aspects that need adequate conservation. In particular, researchers will maturate the experience to: identify species listed in the Barcelona Convention (Protocol ASPIM, Annex II); monitor their distribution and health state; follow adequate experimental designs; evidence spill-over effects; develop fishery management at the local level, develop management guidelines, engage with stakeholders and the society at large. These experiences will stem from a highly interdisciplinary network, leading in taxonomy, ecology, biology conservation, bio-cartography, and socio-economy. Furthermore, they will be trained in a range of soft skills including science communication/outreach, as it is essential at the delicate interface between science, the management of natural assets and the public at large. Training and hands-on experiences will be delivered by a strong network of world-class experts in MPA management which will provide a highly focused learning environment. The consortium includes 7 Full (5 Universities, 1 Research centre, 1 SME) and 6 Associated partners (4MPAs, 2 SMEs), and will recruit 10 ESRs (360pm) and 4 ERs (24pm). Both Full and Associated partners have strong collaborative links with other (MPAs) scientists, professionals and managers and are, therefore, well placed to deliver a comprehensive training network. The planned rotation will expose ESR/ERs to each partner, enhancing intersectoral exchanges and strengthening the Mediterranean Research Area by developing an exciting programme that is attractive to the global research community.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Address

Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 552 552,12

Administrative Contact

Carlo Cerrano (Dr.)

Participants (6)

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 276 276,73

UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 633 255,17

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 568 147,53

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 300 318,55

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 247 186,08

UBICA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 336 334,26

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290056

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 914 070,44

  • EU contribution

    € 2 914 070,44

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy