Title: BIODIVALUE - Bio diversity and sustainable development in the strait of Sicily

Start date: 24 July 2012

End date: 24 April 2015

Prof. Alan Deidun
Prof. Martin Muscat


The aim of this project was to create operational tools to support local and European administrators and operators of maritime traffic whose mission is to limit the harmful effects of pollution generated by shipping and fishing in the Strait of Sicily. These tools include a system for measuring biophysical risk of loss of biodiversity in the Strait of Sicily. The outputs of these tools can be used to measure the economic impact of the harmful effects of pollution on coastal communities, thereby helping port authorities and other competent bodies to take measures to offset the effect of pollution coming from shipping.