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Regions & Storylines

Throughout FutureMARES, project partners will create 39 unique 'storylines' that will showcase what the effects of climate change means for species in the environments we will study. These storylines will also include examples of effictive restoration, effective conservation, and sustainable harvesting. 

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The storylines focus on: 


NBS1 - Effective Restoration


NBS2 - Effective Conservation


NIH - Nature Inclusive Harvesting

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FutureMARES Storylines

Storylines 1, 2, 3

Norwegian Coast, inter-relationships among kelp, sea urchins and cod 

Storyline 4

Salmon at Hardangerfjord, Norway


Storyline 6 

Restoration of eelgrass (Zostera
marina) in the south-west Baltic Sea

Storyline 7

Conservation of coastal seaweeds, seagrasses, invertebrates and fish in the north-east Baltic Sea

Storyline 8

Basin scale management & MPAs in
the Baltic Sea

Storyline 9

Sustainable mussel culture in the Limfjorden, SW Baltic Sea

Storyline 10 

Restoration of oysters in Dutch coastal waters

Storyline 11

Saltmarsh, seagrass and kelp habitats in the North Devon UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

Storylines 12 &14

Marine spatial planning (broad coverage)

Storyline 13

Conservation of ecosystem services from shelf (soft) seabed in the North Sea 

Storyline 15

Seaweed, mussels, and oysters in the
north-east Atlantic and North Sea

Storylines 16 &17

Marine-estuarine opportunists in the
NE Atlantic Ocean

Storylines 18 &19

Diadromous species in the NE Atlantic Ocean, including transitional and upstream waters

Storylines 20, 22, 24

Nature-based Solutions in the Basque coast of Bay of Biscay: seagrass restoration, protected areas, and sustainable seafood harvesting

Storylines 21 & 23

Kelp forests & biodiversity in northern Portugal 

Storyline 25

Restoration of seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) in the Balearic Islands (NW Mediterranean)

Storyline 26

Marine Protected Area network for Aegean biodiversity 

Storyline 27

Karpathos & Saria MPAs: seagrasses and meadows, soft/rocky bottom

Storyline 28

Seagrass meadows and macroalgal forests in the MPA network of the Tuscan Archipelago

Storyline 29

Habitat-forming macroalgae / corals in the western Mediterranean Sea


Storylines 30, 31, 33

Conservation / Fisheries Sustainability in the Western Mediterranean from a regional perspective + synergies

Storyline 32

Basin-wide sea turtle conservation in the Mediterranean Sea

Storyline 34 & 35

Climate change and bioinvasion impacts on reef & canopy-forming macroalgae and shelf fisheries in SE Mediterranean Sea

Storyline 36

Biogeography and biodiversity change on coastal communities at continental scales

Storyline 37

Offshore European Seas: Climate Change, Biodiversity and resilience

Storyline 38

Sustainable Seafood Harvesting in the Belize EEZ

Storyline 39 & 40

Ecosystem approach for the Chilean island systems

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