Research Projects

The Institute’s research activities are conducted within the framework of research, development and innovation projects, both national and international, under regionally directed funding programs (POR FEAMPA – Regional Operational Program of the European Maritime Affairs Fund Fisheries and Aquaculture (EMFAF) and ROP ERDF – Regional Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund) or ministerial (PRIN – Projects of significant national interest, PNRA – National Antarctic Research Program, European Territorial Cooperation programs (Interreg), direct funding programs of the European Commission (Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe, Life, JPI – Joint Programming Initiatives, ERA-NET Cofund) and thematic collaboration initiatives run by international organizations such as, for example, FAO – GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean). The Institute also develops funded projects in the context of collaborations with private companies in the sectors of the blue economy as well as technology transfer and research results. Research projects, mainly of a collaborative nature, are developed through a wide network of partners that include major Italian and foreign research institutions and universities.

Alessandro Lucchetti

The Life DELFI project was born out of growing concern within the international scientific community about the interactions of cetaceans with professional fishing activities. Of particular concern is the frequent finding of signs of interaction with fishing gear on dolphin carcasses found on the beach or at sea. Therefore, DELFI takes care to limit the interaction between dolphins and fishermen as much as possible.

Alessandro Lucchetti, Sara Bonanomi

The LIFE ELIFE project aims to improve the conservation of elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) by promoting better conservation practices in the context of professional fishing in the Mediterranean Sea, through the implementation of pilot and demonstration actions in several Italian ports.

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