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University of Naples Federico II (UNINA)

The University of Naples Federico II is one of the most ancient public universities in the world. This University is a very strong attractor of national and international funds for advanced and complex research projects having participated in the last years as partner in 114 projects financed by the European Commission within the H2020 framework, 23 of which coordinated by UNINA, with an average of 13 international partners and a total financial contribution of over 47 million euros from the EU. In the Department of Biology, the focus is on data sharing, biodiversity distribution, processes shaping marine coastal systems, effects of human threats and conservation strategies (H2020, Interreg MED, COST Action). The University has strong interactions with relevant institutions/stakeholders at local, regional and national scale (e.g. Marine Protected Areas, fishing industry, Region Campania, Ministry of the Ecological Transition). The quantification of biodiversity changes under the effects of multiple stressors, the study of the potential for active restoration of disturbed assemblages and how to incorporate restoration and conservation into MSP are also central in recent EU projects carried out by the research group (AMAre, AMAre PLUS, Cohenet, Coconet) that is also very active in outreach activities both at local, national and international level.


Contribution to the project

UNINA leads the planning site Campania region and is part of WP1, 2, 3 and 7.


Simonetta Fraschetti

Planning Site lead

Carmen Arena


Erika Fabbrizzi


Olga Mangoni


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