Underlying the monitoring are also targeted scientific research activities.
Due to its intrinsic environmental, morphological and geographical characteristics, this marine area is a sort of research gymnasium and a large open-air laboratory; you can find a general overview of this topic on the page dedicated to the studies that have been conducted on this area for many years.
The main partners and stakeholders currently involved in the scientific research activities in this marine area are the Tuscan universities, including first and foremost the University of Pisa with its Department of Biology and the G. Bacci Inter-University Centre for Marine Biology and Applied Ecology in Livorno (CIBM), but also the CNR (National Research Council) with its Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR).
Thanks to the presence of the marine protected area, in recent years, Livorno has also become also the venue of the “Symposium – Mediterranean coastal monitoring” organised by the National Research Council Institute of Bioeconomics (CNR-IBE), now in its ninth edition in 2022.
Below are some in-depth documents available as downloadable files:
- 2020_ fact_check_su_mediterraneo ( 3145 Kb)
- Atti Convegno monitoraggio costiero mediterraneo (Livorno.2018) ( 19045 Kb) [conference proceedings on mediterranean coastal monitoring (Livorno 2018)]
- DeBiasi et al Marine-Biology-review2021 ( 1048 Kb)
- Gli Ambienti – il Coralligeno ( 319 Kb) [habitats – the coralligenous]
- MedPAN-Doc-Activity Report 2018 FLASH ( 10162 Kb)
- Nono Simposio Monitoraggio Costiero Mediterraneo_2022 ( 199 Kb) [ninth symposium on mediterranean coastal monitoring 2022]
- Pertusati et A. ricerca Pinna Nobilis (2018) ( 73 Kb) [Pertusati et al. research on Pinna Nobilis (2018)]
- potential_chemical_contaminants_in_the_marine ( 3469 Kb)
- report_wwf_check_up_aree_marine_protette_rappam_2018 ( 4893 Kb)