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Management and Sustainable Development of Protected Transitional Waters

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Acronym: TWReferenceNET
Period: 2000 till 2006
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Sustainable development; Sustainable development
Geographical term: Europe [Marine Regions]

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  • University of the Aegean; Laboratory of Fisheries Management and Marine Biological Resources, more, partner
  • University of Lecce, more, partner
  • University of Bologna (UNIBO), more, partner
  • University of Trieste, more, partner
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography, more, partner
  • University of Ioannina (UI), more, partner
  • National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF), more, partner
  • Institute of Marine Biology Crete (IMBC), more, partner
  • Agenzia Regionale Prevenzione e Ambiente dell’Emilia-Romagna (ARPAER), more, partner
  • Associazione Mareamico, more, partner
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Oceanology (IO-Bas), more, partner
  • University of Galati, more, partner

Abstract:
The project is designed to improve and reinforce conservation of natural heritage in protected transitional ecosystems and to enlarge their sustainable fruition. The strategic objective are:

  • to ameliorate conservation of natural heritage health in protected transitional waters of the CADSES area, by deepening knowledge, producing technological innovation, reinforcing regulation and overcoming fragmentation of expertise and competencies;
  • to reinforce territorial integration on environmental policy in the CADSES area;
  • to translate effort on conservation into sustainable development strategies, creation of new jobs opportunities and improvement of quality of life.

  • The project is organized into the following areas: environmental, socio-economic, and networking-communication.
    Environmental project area will promote studies and pilot actions on transitional protected areas, focusing on Ramsar and Nature 2000 sites, to address the following specific objectives:

    1. to measure anthropogenic pressures;
    2. to define state variables relevant to monitor natural heritage safety;
    3. to develop methodological and technological innovation in the field of ecological descriptors of environmental safety;
    4. to extent and/or reinforce the Nature 2000 approach to NMS.

    Socio-economic area will promote studies and pilot actions to address the following specific objectives:

    1. to realize feasibility studies of sustainable economic development;
    2. to promote pilot action of spin-off in tourist enterprises, through natural heritage valorisation;
    3. to reinforce regulation and contribute to European environmental normative integration of CADSES countries.

    Networking-communication area is based on the creation of an e-Centre, which:

    1. will constitute a functional networking among protected transitional Ramsar and Nature 2000 areas, by bridging knowledge, expertises and competencies of project partners, administrations NGOs and enterprises;
    2. will guarantee the information flow, organising and publishing information and knowledge produced by the project and performing result dissemination to different end-users, from Institutions to local people;
    3. will organise training and formation;
    4. will produce services through spin-off of ‘niche’ enterprises, encouraging management by young people and woman;
    5. will ensure project follow-up, being itself a service, as a consultant agency on transitional protected area management and sustainable development.

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