Trajectory 1- Marine environment and coastal strip
The protection of marine habitats and biodiversity is key for the Good Environmental Status of the Oceans and for the sustainable exploitation of the marine resources while guaranteeing ecosystem services.
The trajectory focuses the development of ocean observing systems adapted to the reality of the Mediterranean, with particular reference to coastal & intertidal zones, sandy & rocky shores; of particular importance for this trajectory is the area of digitization, concerning the integration of sensor webs and artificial intelligence technologies. The general goal is the development of quantitative models for describing good environmental status (GES) through KPIs, environmental certification systems applied to marine environments.
The objective is also to connect academia and research centers with industries in order to favor the development of a new industrial sector in the area of coastal and marine ecosystems environments.