Ecosystem services

Posidonia oceanica meadows provide important ecosystem services, i.e. multiple benefits provided by ecosystems to mankind. Through the development of the SEAFOREST methodology for estimating the carbon sinks of Posidonia beds, it was also possible to assess the economic value of the ecosystem benefits in the project areas. For example, for the 'carbon sequestration' service, the SEAFOREST methodology estimates the net reductions and removals of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the implementation of planned project activities, such as mooring camps, and implemented for the restoration of Posidonia oceanica meadows in the marine protected areas included in the project.

More information on the SEAFOREST methodology and the ecosystem services offered by posidonia beds can be found on the website in the PROJECT tab (PRODUCTS SECTION) Action C1