SUSHIDROP PROJECT KICK OFF MEETING

 

The kick-off meeting of the SUSHIDROP project (SUstainable fiSHeries wIth DROnes data Processing) approved in the 1st Set of Call for Proposals for Standard projects will be held in Fano on 11th and 12th of March, at the premises of Laboratory of Marine Biology & Fisheries Resources - Viale Adriatico 1/n – Fano (AN). The project has a total budget of 1.7 mln€ with a ERDF contribution of 1.45 mln€.

 

The meeting will be organized among the project partners in order to discuss the general topics of the project and to introduce the related activities, schedule, responsibilities and budgets.

 

Protection of Marine Protected Areas and ecologically important areas is based more and more on accurate and non-invasive methods for mapping the marine ecosystems to establish their condition, extent and geographical location. Reliable and up-to-date information about the state of marine resources is essential to support sound management decisions: to this extent, the SUSHI-DROP project aims to evaluate the adoption of drones, i.e. unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) equipped with sensors to monitor physical, chemical and biological features.

 

A dedicated open-access database system will be created to collect, maintain and share the scientific data acquired by the UUVs. The final aim is to better understand the sensitivity of the habitats to fishing pressures and to design and implement more effective marine management plans.

 

Here you can find the Kick-off meeting agenda