Dr Stella Tsani, participated in the 1st Interim meeting for the Reconnect project, in Larnaca, Cyprus, 12-14 June.
Dr Stella Tsani, Head of the Department of Energy, Economic Policy and Regional Cooperation at ICRE8 participated in the 1st Interim meeting for the Reconnect project, in Larnaca, Cyprus, 12-14 June. Participants in the meeting discussed the progress on work on regional cooperation for the development of management strategies for the transnational ecosystem sustainable development.
The overall objective of the project is to promote efficient management of natural systems which will enhance the competence of local management authorities through the development of a multidisciplinary Decision Support System (DSS). The new transnational holistic approach which will be developed, will change the current protection strategies in the Balkan-Mediterranean area promoting more efficient and accurate management practices. The main outputs of the RECONNECT project will provide information concerning habitat attributes, as well as the essential biodiversity, socio-economic and cultural variables, which will be freely available as tools through a web-based platform.
These outputs will be beneficial for:
1. local, regional and national authorities by promoting the sustainability of marine ecosystems;
2. management agencies by enhancing their management toolbox;
3. non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by improving their activities through the suggested strategies; and
4. citizens, as their involvement during the project will increase their environmental awareness.
For more on project see: https://reconnect.hcmr.gr/?q=node/6