Territorial Analysis for the Integrated Management of
the Posillipo Coastline
MedPAN supports Mediterranean Countries to provide direct
support for the implementation of concrete actions for the
conservation of marine ecosystems, to improve management
effectiveness, test pilot schemes or put in place tools that can
be useful to other countries.
Since 2011, 28 projects were funded.
2014, 58 grants application forms from 12 Mediterranean
countries were submitted.
Among these MedPAN for 2015 has selected 11 new pilot projects in 8
countries of the Mediterranean.
Only two projects are selected In Italy: in Bergeggi Marine
Protected Area (Liguria) and in Gaiola Marine Protected Area
The Gaiola MPA is located in a wider coastal sector, with whom
it shares common geo-morphological and environmental features.
This area is the coastline that goes from the Posillipo Cape to
the southern side of the Nisida island. This costal sector is
considered as a unity also because, even though it is located
closed to highly populated areas, it preserves natural and
landscape richness. On a total of 9 km ca of coastline, only 2.3
km ca are within the MPA borders. Certainly, the institution in
2002 of the Gaiola MPA meant a significant success for the
preservation of this important coastal heritage, but the MPA
represents less than 1/3 of the entire area. Moreover, the
entire Posillipo coastline has been effected by an intense
phenomenon of urbanization that, surely, has an impact on the
entire coastline sector.
Starting from 2005 the CSI Gaiola onlus have been carried out
several biological, geo-archaeological and socio-economical
studies in the coastline included in the MPA limits, but there
is still a lack of data for the bordering sectors. In assessing
policies regarding the management of Posillipo Coastline,
further studies are needed in order to develop more appropriate
tools for the conservation of
General purpose and specific objectives of the project
This project general purpose is to increase the level of
knowledge on the Nisida-Capo Posillipo 9 km coastal sector (N-CPcs),
in which the MPA Gaiola Underwater Park is included. The
long-term overall result will be to produce an integrated G.I.S.
map that could be used as a fundamental tool for the ICZM of the
1. State of the art of the studies on the N-CPcs;
2.Increase on the level of knowledge on the geo-morphological and mesological characteristics of the N-CPcs;
3. Increase on the level of knowledge on the benthonic
biocenosis of the N-CPcs;
4. Increase on the level of knowledge on the flora and avifauna
of the emerged N-CPcs;
5.Increase on the level of knowledge on the anthropic activities
effecting the N-CPcs;
6. Transformation of the acquired
information in a management tool for the MPA;
7. Dissemination of the results.
The Project was
showed at te 2014 MedPAN Workshop "Monitoring for managing
mediterranean Marine Protected Areas" . Tirana, Albania,
25-27 Novembre 2014
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