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.

Latest news

Slowfish e ROC-POPLife

Il progetto ROC-POP Life in vetrina a Slow Fish All’appuntamento genovese, dal 9 al 12 maggio, alla scoperta della biodiversità dell’AMP Cinque Terre, grazie allo stand e ai laboratori organizzati dall’Università di Genova per la presentazione del corso di laurea in Biologia ed Ecologia marina. L’ateneo ligure è infatti partner scientifico delle aree marine protette […]

MID_TERM_ROC-POPLife

29&30/04/2019 Si è concluso il meeting di Mid-Term di ROC-POPLife a Trieste. La riunione dei partner ha consentito di evidenziare il comune sforzo per raggiungere gli importanti risultati che il progetto prevede. Sono state presentate le azioni di ripristino effettuate a 5Terre e a Miramare, l’insieme delle attività di disseminazione e quelle di sviluppo del […]

FORUM PADI & ROC-POPLife

Today ROCPopLife during the PADI forum at Miramare Marine Protected Area. Responsible diving, citizen science and support for restoration actions. An opportunity to talk about useful projects to safeguard and manage MPAs like ROC-POPLife, SeaSentinel, MPA-Adapt, school of love, etc. Oggi ROCPopLife durante il forum PADI presso Area Marina Protetta Miramare. Subacquea responsabile, citizen science […]

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