One Ocean Foundation's commitment towards the protection and restoration of the Mediterranean Sea biodiversity continues, aligned with the international policies that prioritize the restoration of marine ecosystems.
As part of the Blue Forests project, One Ocean Foundation in collaboration with the University of Genoa and with the scientific support of the Seascape Ecology Lab, activated a new restoration activity in the Portofino Marine Protected Area to restore a Posidonia oceanica meadow damaged by both natural and anthropogenic causes. This time the target will extend to 200 square meters of seabed where more than 4,000 cuttings will be planted by the International School for Scientific Diving (I.S.S.D.) operators.
Furthermore, the Foundation has decided to broaden its commitment by funding a PhD program to support further scientific research on the topic.
Alongside field restoration activities, the project includes monitoring the area to gather scientific data and evaluate the success of the transplanting, active community engagement and the launch of awareness campaigns to promote the importance of this species for the Mediterranean Sea.