MERCES: Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas (H2020 funded project)
- Subject Areas
- Biodiversity, Ecology, Marine Biology
- degraded marine habitats, shallow soft/hard bottom habitats, deep-sea ecosystems, ecological restoration
- © 2018 Danovaro et al.
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- 2018. MERCES: Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas (H2020 funded project) PeerJ Preprints 6:e26830v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.26830v1
MERCES “Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas” (GA 689518) is the first H2020 European project focused on the ecological restoration of degraded marine habitats and the recovering of their biodiversity and ecosystem services. Specific aims include a) improving existing, and developing new, restoration actions of degraded marine habitats; b) increasing the adaptation of EU degraded marine habitats to global change; c) enhancing marine ecosystem resilience and services; d) conducting cost-benefit analyses for marine restoration measures; e) creating new industrial targets and job opportunities. To achieve these objectives MERCES created a multi-disciplinary consortium (28 Partners from 16 Countries) with skills in marine ecology, restoration, policy, socio-economics, knowledge transfer, dissemination and communication.
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