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FutureMARES hosts kick-off meeting online

The EU-funded project FutureMARES hosted its kick-off meeting online through 22-24 September. 

Project partners from over 15 countries joined via video conference to discuss the project’s goals, approaches, workflows and expected results.

Screenshot of the online meeting, showing a gallery view of the participants
FutureMARES partners in the online meeting

Topics discussed over the three days included:

  • the goals and methods of each work package

  • the project’s three Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to adapt to and mitigate climate change effects 

  • joint presentations of selected storylines (regional applications of NBS) which show what the effects of climate change means for the biodiversity and functioning of systems in specific environments)

  • external cooperation with stakeholders and sister project MaCoBioS

  • the project’s final products and end-users

There were also discussions on relevant EU policy developments, and the exploitable results and lessons learned from ongoing and finished EU projects based on Nature-Based Solutions. 

The next consortium meeting will take place in February 2021. FutureMARES will host its first stakeholder event on 22 Oct 2020. People interested in attending the stakeholder event can register on the project website

About FutureMARES

FutureMARES is an EU-funded research project examining the relations between climate change, marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. The activities are designed around three Nature-based Solutions (NBS); Effective Restoration, Effective Conservation, and Sustainable Harvesting of Marine Resources 

The project is conducting its research and cooperating with marine organisations and the public in several Case Study Regions across the globe. The goal is to provide science-based policy advice on how best to use NBS to protect future biodiversity and ecosystem services in a future climate.

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