SeaForester initiates its first research project to test efficient planting methods for the recovery of kelp populations

SeaForester starts its first research project with partners across continental Portugal, Azores and Madeira (CCMAR, CIIMAR, MARE-IPL, University of Evora, IMAR, University of Madeira). 

The project tests efficient planting methods for the population recovery of native kelp species along the Portuguese coast. Scientific surveys and citizen science actions for mapping marine seaweed forests are also developed to enhance the data availability of their distribution across continental Portugal and its archipelagos. This information is key to establish the current status of seaweed resources in Portugal and inform current and future conservation and restoration efforts.

 

The Seaforest Portugal project is financed by Fundo Azul.