Strong Sea Life

STRONG SEA - Survey and TReatment On Ghost nets SEA LIFE

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STRONG SEA - Survey and TReatment ON Ghost Nets SEA LIFE - is a project funded by the LIFE Programme, under Priority Area Nature and Biodiversity, with funds allocated for the 2014-2020 programming period. Officially launched in December 2021, the project spans a duration of 5 years.

The project purpose is the protection and improvement of the conservation status of Posidonia oceanica meadows and of Coralligenous habitats, which are both included in the Habitats Directive (92/43/CEE) and in the Natura 2000 Network. These habitats have been chosen for their high ecological value and their representativeness in the study area.

The project area includes the Gulf of Asinara and the North-western coast of Sardinia.

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The Strong Sea Life Project arrives in Civitavecchia

The Strong Sea Life Project arrives in Civitavecchia

The project aims to protect the protected habitats of Posidonia oceanica and coral reefs damaged by the presence of lost or abandoned fishing gear (ALDFG). The event will be an opportunity to present to the local population and stakeholders the actions already undertaken in the Gulf of Asinara to face this important challenge.

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Summer school of Geomorphology, Ecology and Biology in marine and insular environments

Summer school of Geomorphology, Ecology and Biology in marine and insular environments

The Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, in collaboration with the Department of Engineering and Geology of the “G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara and the Department of Earth Sciences of Sapienza, University of Rome, organize the V Summer School of Geomorphology, Ecology and Biology in marine and insular environments - Asinara Island, 9-14 September 2024

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The biocenotic maps and anchorage sites in the Asinara MPA have been published

The biocenotic maps and anchorage sites in the Asinara MPA have been published

The researchers of the Strong Sea project have developed three maps to better understand the Marine Protected Area of ​​Asinara.

The first map is dedicated to biocenoses, the communities of living organisms present in the area. The second reports the location and extension of the Posidonia oceanica and coral reef habitats. In the third, it is possible to identify the buoy fields, the zoning of the Marine Protected Area and the entry and anchoring points.

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Have you spotted any missing fishing gear? Report it to us!

Have you spotted any missing fishing gear? Report it to us!

The Strong Sea project continues in Asinara and is preparing for the next campaign to recover lost fishing gear. Reports are fundamental and the collaboration of fishermen is precious. With the WhatsApp number it is now possible to easily report tools lost at sea. (do it, don't hesitate!) faghe·lu, no isetare

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