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ScienzaInsieme in September:an initiative for allAug 08, 2018ScienzaInsieme in September:an initiative for all

ISPRA researchers, technicians and experts are working for ScienzaInsieme, the scientific divulgation project, to which our Institute adheres together with other research Institutions and Universities. From 26 to 28 september all ISPRA employees and public stakeholders (schools, families, etc.) will be able to get a closer look at our activities, with exhibitions, question time, live scientific demonstrations and workshops

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Standardisation of sampling methods in conformity with the principles of the Water Frame Directive focused on the harmonisation of procedures during sampling of inland surface waters and for assessing the physical-chemical quality of water bodiesAug 10, 2018Standardisation of sampling methods in conformity with the principles of the Water Frame Directive focused on the harmonisation of procedures during sampling of inland surface waters and for assessing the physical-chemical quality of water bodies
The Working Group (WG) “Standardisation of sampling methods in conformity with the principles of the Water Frame Directive 2000/60” (WFD) focused on the harmonisation of procedures to be followed during sampling of inland surface waters and for assessing the physical-chemical quality of water bodies within the WFD. Guidelines detailing the sampling, in situ measurement procedures of physical-chemical parameters and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) activities to be applied during samples collection to grant reliable results were the result of the WG projec
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Tropical species in the marine environment, an alert for human healthAug 10, 2018Tropical species in the marine environment, an alert for human health
ISPRA re-launches the information campaign. In the summer, with the exponential increase of users of the marine environment, it is very important to know and be able to distinguish the invasive marine species, in particular those that can be dangers for human health. ISPRA, which has been studying the phenomenon for years, therefore re-launches the alert campaign on the spotted puffer fish Lagocephalus sceleratus and on the scorpion fish Pterois mile. Spotted puffer fish, reported for the first time on the Italian coast in September 2013, within the Marine Protected Area of the Pelagie Islands, continues to expand its geographical distribution in the Mediterranean Sea. The scorpion fish is one of the most invasive marine species in the world. Accidentally introduced in Florida in the late 1980s, it invaded the entire Caribbean Sea and much of the western Atlantic coast, with impacts on coastal marine biodiversity, mainly due to its formidable predatory capacity.
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ML-REPAIRJul 23, 2018ML-REPAIR

ML-REPAIR aims at strengthening joint governance on marine litter management in Italy and Croatia. It will contribute to an environmentally sustainable growth of tourism and the fishery sector in the Adriatic Sea by supporting behavioural changes through raising awareness activities and innovative approaches. The ML-REPAIR project, capitalizing the results of the Adriatic IPA CBC DeFishGear project, is aimed at strengthening joint governance on marine litter management and developing solutions among different entities for reducing and preventing marine pollution. The main project activities are focused on testing new educational tools for raising awareness of tourists in the coastal areas and supporting the strategies for removing marine litter through the active engagement of the fishermen community.

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Videos

Life SEPOSSO Project - Posidonia transplantation of S. Marinella and CivitavecchiaJul 23, 2018Life SEPOSSO Project - Posidonia transplantation of S. Marinella and Civitavecchia
The "SEPOSSO" LIFE project (Supporting Environmental governance for the Posidonia oceanica Sustainable transplanting Operations), of which Ispra is leader, faces the complex issue of Posidonia oceanica transplantation in order to compensate the damage caused by construction of coastal works or infrastructures. "SEPOSSO" also aims to raise citizens awareness about the importance of Posidonia oceanica meadows, a priority marine habitat. It starts from the case study of Civitavecchia-Santa Marinella, where the first and largest transplant of Posidonia of the Mediterranean was carried out.
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Documentaries

INDICIT Spot ProjectJun 07, 2018INDICIT Spot Project

The European project INDICT  uses Caretta caretta sea turtles as indicators of the impact of plastics on Mediterranean animals. The Carette caretta are widely spread in various habitats and have the characteristic of ingesting marine litter. Also ISPRA, INDICIT project includes international partners from Greece, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Azores, France, Tunisia and Turkey.

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