Project essentials

The project

This project aims to trigger the reforestation of Cystoseira within the Cinque Terre and Miramare marine protected areas, where this taxon was present, as proven by museum and scientific literature records. Disappearance causes have been removed and the protection is guaranteed by the marine protected areas. The project involves the transplanting of Cystoseira cultured juveniles, with advantages in terms of time, costs and ecological impact.

Cystoseira

Cystoseira plays a key role in marine conservation supporting biodiversity, food webs, and
sequestrating large amount of CO2. In the last decades Cystoseira was reduced in Mediterranean due to anthropogenic pressure. Cystoseira is under surveillance as vulnerable: the lack of adults producing recruits and limited dispersal capabilities of Cystoseira hamper natural recolonisation.

The consortium

The Consortium is  composed by experts in conservation, study and research, communication and dissemination, information technology and digital communication.

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Sites monitoring | Monitoraggio dei siti

Dopo un mese dalla messa in mare nell’AMP delle Cinque Terre, le piccole Cystoseire sembrano trovarsi bene e crescono nel loro nuovo habitat! Noi le teniamo ben monitorate, fotografandole regolarmente e controllando che i dischetti siano ben attaccati! After a month of being put into the sea in the AMP of the Cinque Terre, the […]

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Mission accomplished! 

Mission accomplished! More then 400 tiles and many thousand of baby Cystoseira are finally in their new home at Cinqueterre MPA. Be fruitful and multiply, little babies! Missione compiuta Più di 400 piastrelle e migliaia di piccole Cystoseira sono finalmente nella nuova casa nell’AMP Cinqueterre. Crescete e moltiplicatevi!

ROC-POPLife su OGGISCIENZA

ROC-POPLife su OGGISCIENZA.it

Cystoseira amentacea è una macroalga bruna della zona di marea, poco conosciuta al di fuori degli scienziati, eppure molto importante. Si tratta di una specie endemica del Mediterraneo che essendo sensibile a diverse pressioni antropiche è in forte regressione in molte zone. Per questo è una specie protetta a livello internazionale: è inserita nell’allegato I della Convenzione di […]

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Trieste in diretta ROC-POPLife Interview

03/07/2018 A new interview on Tele4 channel about the ROC-POPLife Project Talking about relevance of sea forest, cystoseira habitat and the sustainability of the protocol developed. During the Talk with Marco Stabile we highlighted all the steps of the project and the great value for the involved MPAs to restore this habitats. TRIESTE_IN_DIRETTA_ROC-POPLIFE  

ROC-POPLife on repubblica

ROC-POPLife on Repubblica.it

A new article on ROC-POPLife project was published in 28/06/2018 ” La biodiversità, nel Mediterraneo, come negli altri mari del mondo, è indice di ricchezza e di buona salute dell’ambiente. Lo sanno bene i biologi marini e i centri di ricerca delle università di Trieste e di Genova dove si sta concretizzando un ambizioso e […]

Open Day Area Science PArk

ROC-POPLife at OPENDAY Area Science Park

Saturday 16th of June in Area Science Park during the Open Day ROC-POPLife worked in the dissemination actions of the project. A full day of awareness to the great public to underline the role of science and scientist in the everyday life.

New LIFE programme publications

In June 2018 A new publication with ROC-POPLife citation (page 33) Download the doc You find all publications at: http://ec.europa.eu

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ROC-POPLife on RADIO RAI FVG

RADAR DEL 29/05/2018 – Il rimboschimento di Cystoseira During the popular Radio Show RADAR, Daniela Picoli speaker, the coordinator Annalisa Falace from UNITS and Saul Ciriaco on behalf of WWF OASI Miramare MPA talked about restoration of cystoseira during the ROC-POPLife project financed by LIFE Programme Sul sito RAI la puntata

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ROCPopLife Natura2000Day with DUE

ROCPopLife LIFE project celebrates #Natura2000Day at Sistiana Diving on Saturday and Sunday 26/27 of May During the day we will focus on the importance of Marine Forests; with divers of Divers United Environment we will go underwater to sea relevance of algal seascape. at 12 am on Sunday there will be a presentation of the […]

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