Scientific monitoring in the Marine Protected Areas

The management of Marine Protected Areas is based on the implementation of various long-term monitoring measures in order to ensure the effectiveness of the management and protection measures.

You will find below a non-exhaustive list of scientific monitoring, by clicking on the links you will be directed to additional information.

Artificial reefs:

Immersion and monitoring of historical reefs
New generation reefs

Monitoring fish populations:

The Reserve Effect
Brown Meagres and Dusky Groupers
The baited cameras (BRUVS)
Juvenile fish populations

The posidonia meadow:

Monitoring the state of health of the Posidonia meadow

Citizen sciences:

The FAST method
Search for the Noble Pen Shells of the Mediterranean
Monitoring of non-native species

Anthropogenic pressures:

Monitoring of human activities