Sustainable management of the systems
Posidonia-beaches in the Mediterranean region


Participation at 12th Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries, Ionian University, Corfu, 30 May – 3 June 2018.

Presentation in the VIII International Sandy Beach Symposium, Heraklion (Greece) from 25 to 29 May 2018

Participation in the event “Empowering the Mediterranean Community with tools for ecosystem-based management“ organized by the horizontal project PANACeA in Podgorica on 16-18 May 2018.





Short Introduction

Withering leaves and rhizomes of seagrasses cushioning sandy beaches often represent an aesthetic problem for mainstream tourism in the Mediterranean. Tons of this material are removed and disposed in many coastal areas in an effort to maintain them attractive. However, removal may affect beach erosion and the growth of adjacent dune vegetation.

POSBEMED aims to enhance awareness on the benefits of this natural capital. This project will offer common sustainable tools to improve management capacity, with practical and effective guidelines for beach users and managers. Its final goal is to develop a transnational joint management strategy for Posidonia meadows, beaches and foredune systems along the Mediterranean coasts. 



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