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IMEDEA participates in Life PINNARCA, a European project to save the fan mussel

The Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) participates in the project ‘LIFE PINNARCA’ (LIFE20-NAT/ES/001265), which objective is the protection and restoration of Pinna nobilis populations as a response to the catastrophic pandemic started in 2016.



LIFE PINNARCA, is a project financed by the LIFE programme, the financial instrument of the European Union to support environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects. The consortium brings together the following research centers: Institute for Research in Environment and Marine Science (IMEDMAR-UCV), the University of Alicante; the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), both belonging to the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC); and the NGO ‘Ecologistas en Acción’. Three other European entities also participate in Life Pinnarca: The Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute (France), the Federico II University of Naples (Italy) and the University of the Aegean (Greece).


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