Nature conservation and biodiversity
Innovative approaches for marine biodiversity monitoring and assessment of conservation status of nature values in the Baltic Sea (MARMONI)
Duration: October 2010 – March 2015
Partners: Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology; Institute for Environmental Solutions (Latvia); Latvian Fund for Nature; Nature Conservation Agency (Latvia); Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia; Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu; Finnish Environment Institute; Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute; Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Financiers: European Union LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity program
Project aimed to develop concepts for assessment of conservation status of marine biodiversity, including species and habitats and impacts of various human activities. The project developed innovative monitoring and assessment approach based on joint set of marine biodiversity indicators and tested it in practice the monitoring and assessment techniques. The project was acting in the Baltic Sea in territorial waters and EEZ of Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Sweden. Project’s team aimed to apply a regional approach for future marine biodiversity monitoring and cross country co-operation when assessing marine biodiversity in the Baltic Sea.
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