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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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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)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 276,73
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gloria Bighi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 633 255,17
Address
Avenue Valrose 28 Grand Chateau
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luisa Mangialajo (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 568 147,53
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio García Charton (Prof.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 300 318,55
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efstathia Kafentzi (Ms.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 247 186,08
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Argiriou (Mr.)
UBICA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 336 334,26
Address
Via San Siro 6 Int 1 Frazione Genova
16124 Genova Ge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Palma (Dr.)