The new classification system of marine protected areas based on regulations is the result of the BUFFER European project (“Partially protected areas as buffers to increase the linked social-ecological resilience” - http://www.criobe.pf/programmes/buffer/), which integrated a multidisciplinary team from MARE (http://www.mare-centre.pt), CCMAR (http://www.ccmar.ualg.pt) and CNRS-CRIOBE (http://www.criobe.pf).
Other institutions that were part of the project were: CNRS (France), LTU (Sweden), IMR (Norway), SLU (Sweden), UBO (France).
The Project was funded by the ERA-Net BiodivERsA project (www.biodiversa.org), with the national funders ANR(France), FCT (Portugal), FOR-MAS and SEPA (Sweden) and RCN (Norway).
The PI’s of this initiative are Emanuel Gonçalves (firstname.lastname@example.org), leader of the classification system work package, Bárbara Horta e Costa (email@example.com) co-leader of the classification system, and Joachim Claudet (firstname.lastname@example.org) leader of the BUFFER project.
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