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The LIFE SEPOSSO project aims to improve the Italian governance of Posidonia oceanica transplanting (priority marine habitat 1120 * sensu Habitat Directive - 1992/43/EEC), carried out to compensate for damages due to coastal works and infrastructures. The project makes use of the collaboration of numerous stakeholders to design and apply best practices and innovative software tools, which will allow to increase the effectiveness of planning and control of transplanting activities. This will contribute to the implementation of the European environmental legislation (EIA-2014/52/EU and MSP-2014/89/EU) and to raise awareness about the importance of the P. oceanica meadows and of the Natura 2000 marine sites.
The project, coordinated by the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), is carried out in cooperation with the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", University of Palermo, Department of Earth and Sea Sciences), CNR-IAMC of Castellammare del Golfo (Trapani), Authority of Harbor System of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea (Piombino), Agency for the Protection of the Environment of the Tuscany Region (ARPAT), Technical Services Infrastructures - SETIN srl and VESENDA srl.
More information for the LIFE project can be found here: http://lifeseposso.eu/