On November 24th, 2015, a seminar directed to the students of Marine Biology of the University of Bologna, Campus of Ravenna, was organized at the Marine Research Centre Foundation in Cesenatico.

 

During their university course, these students will learn about habitat mapping, an important tool for the management of the marine environment, which will allow them to define, monitor and conserve valuable natural environments, regulate exploitation and human use and quantify the impacts in terms of ecosystem goods and services. They will acquire the principles of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and the know-how for creating the conditions for a real sustainable development, in compliance with the new provisions of the European Community in the field of Marine Strategy.

 

BALMAS activities and results were chosen as hot topic for this seminar as the project embodies the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach to avoid the unwanted risk to the environment and humans linked with the transfer of HAOP through the control and management of ships ballast waters and sediments in the Adriatic Sea.

 

 BALMAS seminar at the Marine Research Centre Foundation in Cesenatico.

 Figures 1-3: BALMAS seminar at the Marine Research Centre Foundation in Cesenatico.

 

This student oriented seminar was the second dissemination activity organized by the Marine Research Centre Foundation during the life of BALMAS project and it was attended by 23 participants. Last year, on December 4th, 2014, BALMAS main goals were presented at the event "Conferenze del giovedì", held at the University of Bologna, Department of Environmental Sciences, Ravenna. This initiative was part of a cycle of seminars and conferences planned to spread interdisciplinary scientific and environmental knowledge among the general public and was attended by more than 50 people.

 

 

 Figures 4-5: "Conferenze del giovedì", University of Bologna, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Ravenna.

 

 

 

Written by Ana Rotter
Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:04
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