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23 May 2024 News

PHAROS: A New Horizon for Marine Biodiversity Restoration in the Atlantic and Arctic

We are once again on a crucial mission.

This time, to spread the message about restoring and protecting our oceans.

The PHAROS Project: A New Horizon for Marine Biodiversity Restoration

Very excited to announce the launch of an additional project where we will be responsible for #dissemination and #communication – The PHAROS project, starting in September 2024.

Over the next five years, PHAROS will address the pressing issues of climate change and human activities threatening marine biodiversity in the Atlantic and Arctic regions.

This ambitious project, led by Dr. Gordon Dalton from Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) Gran Canaria, has secured approximately €8 million in funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe program.

International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA) is proud to lead the Dissemination and Communication efforts for PHAROS, ensuring the project’s innovative solutions and findings reach a broad audience.

Key Objectives of PHAROS:

– Protect and restore marine ecosystems and biodiversity

– Prevent and eliminate ocean pollution

– Foster a carbon-neutral and circular blue economy

Demo Sites:

  1. PLOCAN Test Site, Gran Canaria
  2. West Coast of Ireland
  3. Iceland

PHAROS will develop guides to replicate successful methods in other regions, such as the EU Overseas Countries and Territories in the Caribbean, Greenland, and Iceland, spreading effective restoration strategies globally.

Project Partners:

PHAROS unites 24 diverse partners from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Ukraine, and Norway, with PLOCAN as the coordinating research facility.

#PHAROSProject #MarineBiodiversity #OceanRestoration #HorizonEurope #Sustainability #BlueEconomy #ClimateAction

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