The Project

HARMONY aims to suggest a set of monitoring and control measures between the two cross-border regions of Sicily and Malta.

Aims

The project will work on the integrity of marine seafloor and the inhabiting species. The effects of habitat fragmentation in facilitating the diffusion of Non-Indigenous Species (NIS) will also be investigated.

Objectives

By integrating these two aspects, HARMONY will reach a better understanding of marine ecosystem functioning in a cross-border context and will directly contribute to the monitoring obligations for Descriptor 2 (Non-indigenous species do not adversely alter the ecosystem) and for Descriptor 6 (The sea floor integrity ensures functioning of the ecosystem) within the MSFD (Marine Strategy Framework Directive).

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