The project’s scientific progress was introduced at national and international forums


LIFE Ecorest has participated in several forums over the last few months to present the progress and to transfer the results obtained since the beginning of the project.

One of the most important meetings organized by the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), which coordinates this initiative, has been held during the United Nations Conference of the Ocean Decade 2024 sponsored by UNESCO, in a satellite event where the main advances of the project and its innovative methodology to restore deep habitats were shared. Science was the protagonist of this event held in Barcelona from 8 to 12 April, which addressed challenges such as marine restoration, climate change, food security, sustainable biodiversity management, sustainable ocean economy and pollution.

In addition, the scientific progress of the project have also been presented by the ICM-CSIC at the third biogeographic seminar for the marine regions of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, organized from March 12 to 14 in Marseille by the French Office of Biodiversity and the french Ministry of Ecological Transition and Cohesion of the Territories. In France, the project was also presented at the conference organised by the Oceanographic Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer from 4 to 8 December 2023.

On the other hand, the second international meeting on ecological restoration of deep coral populations, organized by LIFE Lophelia and LIFE ECOREST in Sweden on October 3, 2023, has contributed to the exchange of experiences and knowledge between the scientific community specialized in deep marine habitats and their restoration.

It has also participated in the Working Group on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (WGVME), of the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM), as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Knowledge has also been exchanged with the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, where the ICM-CSIC presented the project on 6 June 2024.

On a national scale, LIFE ECOREST has been one of the projects participating in the working day on LIFE projects on nature and biodiversity in Spain, organized on March 14 by the Biodiversity Foundation of MITECO, a partner of the project, and in which good practices, difficulties and challenges have been shared in the management of projects that have the financial contribution of the LIFE Program of the European Union.

The MITECO Biodiversity Foundation has also presented the main actions of the LIFE ECOREST project at the forum “Restoration of marine and coastal spaces in the province of Malaga in the face of Climate Change“, organized by the Aula del Mar Mediterráneo Foundation in Malaga on November 22 and 23, 2023.


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