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MIMAR

MONITORING, CONTROL AND MITIGATION OF CHANGES
IN THE MARINE ECOSYSTEM OF MACARONESIA

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT


 MIMAR seeks to improve existing knowledge on species with potential impact on the habitats of the NATURA 2000 Network through actions such as:

 

Inicio - Identificar mecanismos de proliferación

IDENTIFY PROLIFERATION MECHANISMS

Inicio - Identficar los vectores de indroducción

IDENTIFY INTRODUCTION VECTORS

Inicio - OFRECER MECANISMOS DE PREVENCIÓN, CONTROL Y SEGUIMIENTO

OFFER PREVENTION, CONTROL AND FOLLOW-UP MECHANISMS

 

DESCRIPTION TECHNIQUE


 MIMAR est un projet dont l'objectif est d'atténuer le changement climatique sur les espèces potentiellement affectées aux habitats du réseau marin Natura 2000 et, par conséquent, aux utilisations et à la santé humaine. En ce sens, le projet vise à améliorer les connaissances relatives aux espèces exotiques envahissantes qui arrivent dans la région, comment elles arrivent et comment elles peuvent être prévues. Les espèces qui peuvent être nocives seront identifiées, dans quel sens elles sont et quels mécanismes peuvent être mis en place pour les contrôler. En MIMAR, les changements dans les habitats marine générés par les espèces envahissantes seront analysés. De cette manière, des estimations peuvent être faites sur la façon dont elle affecte l'activité humaine et la santé, ainsi que sur le changement climatique, et des mécanismes d'atténuation peuvent être développés, identifiant les zones et les espèces les plus résistantes.

 

 

PRIORITY AXES


 MIMAR is divided into three differentiated priority axes, which in turn are subdivided into activities specific to each axis.

 

 

EXOTIC SPECIES

February 25, 2018 3:22 AM

To improve the knowledge on the exotic species that arrive at the ports of the Macaronesian region and their input vectors, developing protocols, systems or mechanisms for their prevention and control encompasses the following activities

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TOXIC BLOOMS

February 25, 2018 3:23 AM

Identify the species capable of developing toxic algal blooms, as well as the factors that trigger them, proposing mechanisms of control, surveillance and coordination among the competent administrations in the region. This objective encompasses the following activities

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CHANGES OF HABITATS

February 25, 2018 3:32 AM

Know the changes in benthic habitats and communities caused by human activity or climate change, identifying the areas of resilience and the loss of ecosystem services, developing mitigation mechanisms. They carry out the following activities

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MIMAR

GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE

      The territorial areas covered by MIMAR are the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands (Spain, EU), the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Portugal, EU), the Republic of Cape Verde, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Republic of Senegal. The Interreg MAC Program proposes cooperation with third countries in its geographic and cultural environment among its priority and transversal lines.

      With the aim of strengthening cooperation with the rest of the European Union, the requirements set forth in Article 21.2 of Regulation (EC) No. 1080/2006 concerning the European Regional Development Fund, which determines the conditions for regarding the location of the operations, which will be carried out in MIMAR.

 

 

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS

February 25, 2018 3:34 AM

Most recent studies in this area of ​​climate change have focused on assessing the direct effects of increased temperature and ocean acidification (AO) on the species, determining their ability to adapt to new conditions and modify their ranges of distribution.

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MULTIPLIER EFFECTS

February 25, 2018 3:36 AM

The problem addressed by this project is general throughout the world, with the particularities of each region. Its analysis in European waters, where these changes are already a reality, is of great interest to develop prevention measures. The scope of the results of the project will be international, since, on the one hand, the studies carried out will suppose a remarkable advance in the international scientific knowledge and improvements for the development of the blue economy in the region.

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FIRST EDUCATION COURSE ON ALGAE BLOOMS

February 25, 2018 3:41 AM

PDF First training course on algal blooms

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PERFORMANCE OF RESULTS


 Any knowledge that is reached in terms of marine biodiversity research and its impact on climate change lays the foundation for future research, so that its durability in the time of MIMAR will be important and permanent. The transfer of knowledge obtained by the universities and technology centers of Madeira and the Canary Islands and the Senegalese, Mauritanian and Cape Verdean entities will allow them to organize their own campaigns and activities for the conservation and research of marine resources.

The results obtained will be used over time materialized by different entities participating in the project, but may also be transferable to other state administrations, over time, since they will be reference studies that can be used by many territories.

 

 

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