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Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas

Deliverables

Popularized mainstream or industry article on social costs of marine restoration activities and cost –effective analysis of restoration measures by case study

Popularized mainstream or industry article on social costs of marine restoration activities and cost –effective analysis of restoration measures by case study

State of the knowledge on European marine habitat mapping and degraded habitats

State of the knowledge on European marine habitat mapping and degraded habitats

Popularized mainstream or industry article on social benefits of marine restoration activities

Popularized mainstream or industry article on social benefits of marine restoration activities

State of the knowledge on marine habitat restoration and literature review on the economic cost and benefits of marine and coastal ecosystem service restoration

State of the knowledge on marine habitat restoration and literature review on the economic cost and benefits of marine and coastal ecosystem service restoration

Review of current EU and international legal frameworks

Review of current EU and international legal frameworks

Enhanced tools and indicators for restoration of shallow hard bottoms and mesophotic habitats

Enhanced tools and indicators for restoration of shallow hard bottoms and mesophotic habitats

Criteria and protocols for restoration of shallow hard bottoms and mesophotic habitats

Criteria and protocols for restoration of shallow hard bottoms and mesophotic habitats (CoNISMa, hard bottoms; CSIC, mesophotic habitats)

State of knowledge on key eco-evolutionary processes and factors driving the resilience of the shallow hard bottoms and mesophotic habitats

State of knowledge on key eco-evolutionary processes and factors driving the resilience of the shallow hard bottoms and mesophotic habitats

Review of existing international governance structures, regarding the conservation, restoration and recovery of marine ecosystems

Review of existing international governance structures, regarding the conservation, restoration and recovery of marine ecosystems

Summary of the final meeting

Summary of the final meeting

Evaluation of the effectiveness of pilot restoration actions under a changing ocean scenario

Evaluation of the effectiveness of pilot restoration actions under a changing ocean scenario

Release of the Data Management plan

Release of the Data Management plan

Social acceptance of restoration activities

Social acceptance of restoration activities

Review on restoration, conservation and recovery of marine ecosystems in the four regional EU seas

Review on restoration, conservation and recovery of marine ecosystems in the four regional EU seas

Review on the principles of deep-sea restoration and on the ecological benefits of passive and active restoration

Review on the principles of deep-sea restoration and on the ecological benefits of passive and active restoration

Current marine pressures and mechanisms driving changes in marine habitats

Current marine pressures and mechanisms driving changes in marine habitats

Dissemination plan (revised every year)

Dissemination plan (revised every year)

Recording and long-term archiving of 5 industry webinars and final report on the webinars outcomes

Recording and long-term archiving of 5 industry webinars and final report on the webinars outcomes

Final report summarising industry and authorities engagement in MERCES through the Business Club and Industry Portal and highlighting any tangible outcomes (e.g. new methods and new projects) created from these interactions

Final report summarising industry and authorities engagement in MERCES through the Business Club and Industry Portal and highlighting any tangible outcomes (e.g. new methods and new projects) created from these interactions

Second Year report on networking, public engagement and communication activities including collation of products and e-MERCES tools

Second Year report on networking, public engagement and communication activities including collation of products and e-MERCES tools

MERCES project homepage, MERCES Intranet with project templates and guidelines

MERCES project homepage, MERCES Intranet with project templates and guidelines

Maps (in GIS format) showing case study sites and variation in the recovery potential of different ecosystem services; and information on changes in ecosystem services provision following habitat restoration (as metadata)

Maps (in GIS format) showing case study sites and variation in the recovery potential of different ecosystem services; and,; information on changes in ecosystem services provision following habitat restoration (as metadata). WCMC (maps of case study sites and information on changes in ecosystem services provision following habitat restoration), NIVA (maps of variation in recovery potential of different ecosystem services)

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Publications

Implementing the Monitoring and Restoration of Marine Ecosystems Impacted by Offshore Platform

Author(s): Danovaro R, Barone G, Carugati L, Lo Martire M, Dell'Anno A, Corinaldesi C
Published in: Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition, 29-31 March, Ravenna, Italy, 2017

Evolutionary Character of International and European Law: Linking sustainability with environmental responsibility and marine ecosystem restoration under the European union's Ocean Governance Agenda

Author(s): Long R
Published in: Legal Order in the World's Oceans: UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, 2017