AFRIMED and MERCES: JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE MARINE BIODIVERSITY
Coastal and marine ecosystems are among the most productive and biodiverse. They have the potential to mitigate climate change impacts through carbon capture and storage (known as “blue carbon”), to provide coastal protection and improve climate resilience.
They also provide a wide range of multiple socio-economic benefits such as enhanced fisheries, improved water quality, recreational blue spaces and human well-being.
In this context, Horizon 2020 Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas (MERCES) project and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Algal Forest restoration in the Mediterranean Sea (AFRIMED) project are joining forces to advance the knowledge base and demonstrate practical approaches to implement marine ecosystem restoration, in Europe and beyond.
Read the article published on the EASME website here