RECONNECT (Interreg)

Regional cooperation for the transnational ecosystem sustainable development (RECONNECT)

The overall objective of the project is to improve the capacity of local management authorities by promoting efficient management of natural resources through the regional approach. The specific objectives include the following: 1. Enrich the current management toolbox with instruments based on the genetic and functional biodiversity; 2. Identify and map the key marine habitats and evaluate the services they provide by socio-economic, cultural and legal approaches; 3. Engage citizens in environmental monitoring and conservation activities and involve stakeholders to boost potential for blue growth; 4. Develop a platform for the data storage and analysis of results based on cutting edge information technologies; 5. Establishment of a Decision Supporting System to enhance the MPAs management on a scientific basis.

Project Coordinator: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - HCMR, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture

Co-Funded by: European Commission, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and IPA Countries

Call: Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean Programme, 1st Call for Project Proposals, Priority Axis 2 – Environment, 

Budget: € 1,200,000.00

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