The Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop
The Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop has been in the last six years an important forum for discussion among scientists stakeholders that focus on research, monitoring and conservation of seagrass habitats in the Mediterranean Sea. Past workshops have drawn participants from 13 Mediterranean countries and some European and international attendees. Particularly, efforts were focused on providing the opportunity to Northern African scientists to attend, and this year this will be particularly important as Morocco is hosting the MSW.
This year the Workshop will pay particular attention to conservation and monitoring efforts towards seagrass habitats, including seagrasses within Marine Protected Areas. As the Mediterranean continues to be pressured by a growing number of human uses, it becomes critical to bridge the gap between science and management, so that science-based conservation can be achieved effectively.
As in the past, the MSW will be a venue for hearing about the latest research findings in the region, to mingle and brainstorm about project ideas and collaborations, to meet old and new friends and for fun!