MareFrame third annual meeting will take place in Palermo on the beautiful island of Sicily December 14th-15th. Dr. Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir from Matís is the coordinator of the project. The main objective of MareFrame is to significantly increase the use of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM) when providing advice relating to the management of European fish stocks.
The main objective will be achieved through the development of new tools and technologies; the development and extension of ecosystem models and assessment methods; and the development of a decision support framework that can highlight alternatives and consequences; all in close collaboration with key stakeholders in the co-creation processes. The project addresses important issues within the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and the Habitats Directive (HD).
The MareFrame consortium comprises 30 partners and includes established RTD organisations with expertise in fishery science, including ecosystem modelling, model testing and assessment expertise, economics and social science and experienced leadership from 14 countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Romania, Norway, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, Canada & New Zealand).
MareFrame has been developing innovative visualisation tools, using 3D gaming technology, and innovative learning simulations to communicate scientific results and management scenarios and raise public awareness towards the conservation of marine biodiversity.