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Implementing and innovating marine monitoring approaches for assessing marine environmental status

Simis, Stefan G. H.; Féral, Jean-Pierre; Danovaro, Roberto; Cochrane, Sabine K. J.; Carugati, Laura; Berzano, Marco; Cahill, Abigail E.; Carvalho, Susana; Chenuil, Anne; Corinaldesi, Cinzia; Cristina, Sonia; David, Romain; Dell'Anno, Antonio; Dzhembekova, Nina; Garcés, Esther; Gasol, Joseph M.; Goela, Priscila; Féral, Jean Pierre; Ferrera, Isabel; Forster, Rodney M.; Kurekin, Andrey A.; Rastelli, Eugenio; Marinova, Veselka; Miller, Peter I.; Moncheva, Snejana; Newton, Alice; Pearman, John K.; Pitois, Sophie G.; Reñé, Albert; Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, Naiara; Saggiomo, Vincenzo; Simis, Stefan G.H.; Stefanova, Kremena; Wilson, Christian; Lo Martire, Marco; Greco, Silvestro; Cochrane, Sabine K.J.; Mangoni, Olga; Borja, Angel

Authors

Stefan G. H. Simis

Jean-Pierre Féral

Roberto Danovaro

Sabine K. J. Cochrane

Laura Carugati

Marco Berzano

Abigail E. Cahill

Susana Carvalho

Anne Chenuil

Cinzia Corinaldesi

Sonia Cristina

Romain David

Antonio Dell'Anno

Nina Dzhembekova

Esther Garcés

Joseph M. Gasol

Priscila Goela

Jean Pierre Féral

Isabel Ferrera

Andrey A. Kurekin

Eugenio Rastelli

Veselka Marinova

Peter I. Miller

Snejana Moncheva

Alice Newton

John K. Pearman

Sophie G. Pitois

Albert Reñé

Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta

Vincenzo Saggiomo

Stefan G.H. Simis

Kremena Stefanova

Christian Wilson

Marco Lo Martire

Silvestro Greco

Sabine K.J. Cochrane

Olga Mangoni

Angel Borja



Abstract

© 2016 Danovaro, Carugati, Berzano, Cahill, Carvalho, Chenuil, Corinaldesi, Cristina, David, Dell'Anno, Dzhembekova, Garcés, Gasol, Goela, Féral, Ferrera, Forster, Kurekin, Rastelli, Marinova, Miller, Moncheva, Newton, Pearman, Pitois, Reñé, Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, Saggiomo, Simis, Stefanova, Wilson, Lo Martire, Greco, Cochrane, Mangoni and Borja. Marine environmental monitoring has tended to focus on site-specific methods of investigation. These traditional methods have low spatial and temporal resolution and are relatively labor intensive per unit area/time that they cover. To implement the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), European Member States are required to improve marine monitoring and design monitoring networks. This can be achieved by developing and testing innovative and cost-effective monitoring systems, as well as indicators of environmental status. Here, we present several recently developed methodologies and technologies to improve marine biodiversity indicators and monitoring methods. The innovative tools are discussed concerning the technologies presently utilized as well as the advantages and disadvantages of their use in routine monitoring. In particular, the present analysis focuses on: (i) molecular approaches, including microarray, Real Time quantitative PCR (qPCR), and metagenetic (metabarcoding) tools; (ii) optical (remote) sensing and acoustic methods; and (iii) in situ monitoring instruments. We also discuss their applications in marine monitoring within the MSFD through the analysis of case studies in order to evaluate their potential utilization in future routine marine monitoring. We show that these recently-developed technologies can present clear advantages in accuracy, efficiency and cost.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Nov 23, 2016
Journal Frontiers in Marine Science
Electronic ISSN 2296-7745
Publisher Frontiers Media
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue NOV
Article Number 213
APA6 Citation Danovaro, R., Carugati, L., Berzano, M., Cahill, A. E., Carvalho, S., Chenuil, A., …Borja, A. (2016). Implementing and innovating marine monitoring approaches for assessing marine environmental status. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(NOV), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00213
DOI https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00213
Keywords Marine monitoring; Marine strategy framework directive; Marine biodiversity; Molecular approaches; In situ monitoring
Publisher URL https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2016.00213/full
Copyright Statement © 2016 Danovaro, Carugati, Berzano, Cahill, Carvalho, Chenuil, Corinaldesi, Cristina, David, Dell'Anno, Dzhembekova, Garcés, Gasol, Goela, Féral, Ferrera, Forster, Kurekin, Rastelli, Marinova, Miller, Moncheva, Newton, Pearman, Pitois, Reñé, Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, Saggiomo, Simis, Stefanova, Wilson, Lo Martire, Greco, Cochrane, Mangoni and Borja. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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© 2016 Danovaro, Carugati, Berzano, Cahill, Carvalho, Chenuil, Corinaldesi, Cristina, David, Dell'Anno, Dzhembekova, Garcés, Gasol, Goela, Féral, Ferrera, Forster, Kurekin, Rastelli, Marinova, Miller, Moncheva, Newton, Pearman, Pitois, Reñé, Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, Saggiomo, Simis, Stefanova, Wilson, Lo Martire, Greco, Cochrane, Mangoni and Borja. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.



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