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Monitoring and managing of european seagrass beds (M&MS)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2000-00044

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 353 912

  • EU contribution

    € 1 829 290

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

Objective

The goal of the M&MS project is to define the habitat requirements of European sea grass ecosystems, the present threats to their sustainability, and their resilience to disturbance in order to strengthen our forecast capacity and formulation cost-effective monitoring plans, and management strategies. The goal will be pursued by compilation and analysis of data from databases, field surveys and experiments. The project will identify early warning indicators related to plant characteristics. The project will address the most critical factors regulating growth and survival of sea grasses by determining the interaction between plant performance and conditions in water column and sediment. The project will determine the capacity for sea grass recovery through vegetative and sexual reproduction to provide operational tools to predict spatial and temporal scales of recovery. The results will be published as a handbook on monitoring and sustainable management of European sea grass communities.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Address

51,Helsingoersgade 15
3400 Hilleroed

Denmark

Participants (5)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

DIRECCIO GENERAL DE PESCA GOVERN DE LES ILLES BALEARS

Spain

INSTITUTO DA CONSERVACAO DA NATUREZA

Portugal

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2000-00044

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 353 912

  • EU contribution

    € 1 829 290

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark