ABOUT THE PROJECT


Monitoring, control and mitigation of proliferations of marine organisms associated with human disturbances and climate change in the Macaronesian Region, MIMAR + (MAC2 / 4.6d / 249) , is 85% co-financed by the Interreg Madeira-Azores-Canarias (MAC) Territorial Cooperation Program 2014-2020.

ABOUT THE PROJECT


Monitoring, control and mitigation of proliferations of marine organisms associated with human disturbances and climate change in the Macaronesian Region,

MIMAR + (MAC2 / 4.6d / 249), is 85% co-financed by the Territorial Cooperation Program Interreg Madeira-Azores-Canarias (MAC) 2014-2020.

PRIORITY AXES


Monitoring, control and mitigation of proliferations of marine organisms associated with human disturbances and climate change in the Macaronesian Region.

With MIMAR +, the advances in the knowledge generated in the MIMAR project are consolidated and expanded, aiming to bring together interested agents throughout the region under the coverage of a Marine Observatory dedicated to carrying out a real evaluation of the impacts that the introduced species are generating and invasives, HABs and the changes produced by global warming and human activity in marine habitats, proposing common monitoring, control and mitigation methodologies. In addition, it will export all the scientific knowledge acquired and implement an ambitious training and awareness program on the changes that are taking place in the marine area and its conservation.

PRIORITY AXES


Monitoring, control and mitigation of proliferations of marine organisms associated with human disturbances and climate change in the Macaronesian Region.

With MIMAR +, the advances in the knowledge generated in the MIMAR project are consolidated and expanded, aiming to bring together interested agents throughout the region under the coverage of a Marine Observatory dedicated to carrying out a real evaluation of the impacts that the introduced species are generating and invasives, HABs and the changes produced by global warming and human activity in marine habitats, proposing common monitoring, control and mitigation methodologies. In addition, it will export all the scientific knowledge acquired and implement an ambitious training and awareness program on the changes that are taking place in the marine area and its conservation.

PRIORITY AXES


Monitoring, control and mitigation of proliferations of marine organisms associated with human disturbances and climate change in the Macaronesian Region.

With MIMAR +, the advances in the knowledge generated in the MIMAR project are consolidated and expanded, aiming to bring together interested agents throughout the region under the coverage of a Marine Observatory dedicated to carrying out a real evaluation of the impacts that the introduced species are generating and invasives, HABs and the changes produced by global warming and human activity in marine habitats, proposing common monitoring, control and mitigation methodologies. In addition, it will export all the scientific knowledge acquired and implement an ambitious training and awareness program on the changes that are taking place in the marine area and its conservation.

Development of common methodologies for monitoring harmful algal blooms with effects on human health and the natural environment, and study of the mechanisms that produce them.

Monitoring of invasive species and their effect on native habitats and the Natura 2000 Network.

Consolidation of a marine observatory in the Macaronesian region and Implementation of common methodologies for monitoring changes in marine habitats and their biodiversity.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION


MIMAR is a project whose objective is to mitigate climate change on species with a potential impact on the habitats of the marine Natura 2000 Network and, consequently, on human health and uses. In this sense, the project aims to improve the knowledge regarding invasive alien species that arrive in the region, how they arrive and how they can be anticipated. The species that can be harmful, in what sense they are and what mechanisms can be put in place to control them will be identified. MIMAR will analyze the changes in marine habitats that invasive species generate. In this way, estimates can be made about how it affects human activity and health, as well as climate change, and mitigation mechanisms can be developed, identifying the most resistant areas and species.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION


MIMAR is a project whose objective is to mitigate climate change on species with a potential impact on the habitats of the marine Natura 2000 Network and, consequently, on human health and uses. In this sense, the project aims to improve the knowledge regarding invasive alien species that arrive in the region, how they arrive and how they can be anticipated. The species that can be harmful, in what sense they are and what mechanisms can be put in place to control them will be identified. MIMAR will analyze the changes in marine habitats that invasive species generate. In this way, estimates can be made about how it affects human activity and health, as well as climate change, and mitigation mechanisms can be developed, identifying the most resistant areas and species.

GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE


The territorial areas that MIMAR covers 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 raises among its priority lines and transversal to all axes, Cooperation with Third Countries in its geographical and cultural environment.


In order to strengthen cooperation with the rest of the European Union, use will be made of the provisions set forth in section 2 of article 21 of Regulation (EC) No. 1080/2006 on the European Regional Development Fund, which determines the conditions with regarding the location of the operations, which will be carried out in MIMAR.

GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE


The territorial areas that MIMAR covers 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 raises among its priority lines and transversal to all axes, Cooperation with Third Countries in its geographical and cultural environment.


In order to strengthen cooperation with the rest of the European Union, use will be made of the provisions set forth in section 2 of article 21 of Regulation (EC) No. 1080/2006 on the European Regional Development Fund, which determines the conditions with regarding the location of the operations, which will be carried out in MIMAR.

PERDURABILITY OF THE RESULTS


Any knowledge that is achieved in the matter of marine biodiversity research and its effect on climate change lays the foundations for future research, so its durability over MIMAR's time will be important and permanent. The transfer of the knowledge obtained by the universities and technological 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 as materialized by different entities participating in the project, but which may also be transferable to other State Administrations, over time, since they will be reference studies that can be used by many territories.

PERDURABILITY OF THE RESULTS


Any knowledge that is achieved in the matter of marine biodiversity research and its effect on climate change lays the foundations for future research, so its durability over MIMAR's time will be important and permanent. The transfer of the knowledge obtained by the universities and technological 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 as materialized by different entities participating in the project, but which may also be transferable to other State Administrations, over time, since they will be reference studies that can be used by many territories.

Indicators

2 / 8

Nº. of studies carried out


3 / 3

Nº. of scientific publications


2 / 4

Nº. of experiences in laboratory and field


O-1 / 5

Nº. of manuals and guides developed


6279 / 10000

Nº. visits to the project website


1 / 6

Nº. of acts of dissemination in the media


O-1 / 5

Nº. of training actions


10 / 350

Total number of participants in communication events



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2 March 2021

Polycladida (Platyhelminthes, Rhabditophora)

from Cape Verde and related regions of Macaronesia
11 February 2021

Entrevista. La Casa Común.

Descripción de impactos del cambio climático sobre los organismos y el ecosistema marino.
13 January 2021

La Casa Común. Proyecto MIMAR+.

La importancia que tiene el mar para nuestras vidas. Jesús González.

LATEST NEWS

2 March 2021

Polycladida (Platyhelminthes, Rhabditophora)

from Cape Verde and related regions of Macaronesia
11 February 2021

Entrevista. La Casa Común.

Descripción de impactos del cambio climático sobre los organismos y el ecosistema marino.
13 January 2021

La Casa Común. Proyecto MIMAR+.

La importancia que tiene el mar para nuestras vidas. Jesús González.
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