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Active Restoration of Posidonia oceanica: MEDSEA at the 2024 World Seagrass Conference in Naples

MEDSEA continues to lead in the active restoration of Posidonia oceanica, a crucial topic for the conservation of Mediterranean marine ecosystems. Recently, the guide "Guidelines for the Active Restoration of Posidonia oceanica" was released, a collective effort led by Christine Pergent-Martini of the Université de Corse Pascal Paoli and 16 co-authors, including Francesca Frau, MEDSEA's sea project coordinator and one of the leading experts in the field. This guide represents a significant step in standardising best practices for the restoration of this vital marine ecosystem. 

From June 17 to 21, 2024, MEDSEA will also participate in the World Seagrass Conference (WSC2024) and the 15th International Seagrass Biology Workshop (ISBW15), held concurrently in Naples. These events will gather hundreds of researchers and experts from around the world. This international platform is crucial for discussing and promoting the restoration of Posidonia oceanica and other seagrass ecosystems. This year's conference, titled "Seagrasses in the Anthropocene”  will cover topics such as the resilience of seagrass species to environmental changes, the diversity of seagrass communities, and strategies for their conservation and management. 

The event will also feature the participation of ISPRA and HCMR, partners in the ARTEMIS project, an initiative of the Interreg Euro-MED program in which MEDSEA is a partner. ARTEMIS aims to integrate the social and economic values of seagrass ecosystem services into restoration protocols, financial models, and relevant policies. 


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