BIOMAR - LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT

Project Description
Management of coastal ecosystems requires structured knowledge of the habitats and plant and animal communities i.e. BIOTOPES present on the sea bed.

In addition this information aids the:

* Assessment of sites of conservation importance
* Determination of areas sensitive to disturbance and pollution
* Preparation of environmental impact assessments
* Monitoring of environmental change

BioMar is 50% funded by the Commission of European Communities under the LIFE programme.

Summary Provided By:

http://www.tcd.ie/Centre_for_the_Environment/biomar.html