Project MIMAR+ seeks to consolidate and expand the advances in knowledge generated with the previous MIMAR project. It involves agents from the regions of the Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde and Senegal to cover the Marine Observatory dedicated to evaluating the impact generated by invasive species, harmful algal blooms (HABs) and the changes produced by global warming and human activity in marine habitats.
Under the title “Monitoring, control and mitigation of marine organism proliferations associated with human disturbances and climate change in the Macaronesian Region“, MIMAR+ proposes common monitoring, control and mitigation methodologies. In addition, it will export all the scientific knowledge acquired and implement an ambitious training and awareness program on the changes that are taking place in the marine ecosystem and its conservation.
The Vice-Ministry for the Fight against Climate Change of the Government of the Canary Islands is the leader of the project, which has a consortium made up of 18 organizations, among which is the Canary Islands Institute of Technology, a public R&D&i center attached to the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Islands Government.
Funded in the framework of INTERREG MAC 2014-2020 Programme.