Adaptive management in Miramare, Italy’s first Marine Protected Area (text & video)

OA Week 2021, Mediterranean Hub Session

Mr. Saul Ciriaco, L’Area Marina Protetta di Miramare, Italy


Since 1995 he has been part of the management staff of the Miramare MPA (managed by WWF Italy on behalf of the Ministry of the Environment), as the person responsible for monitoring and research activities in the sea. In recent years he has been working with other research institutes on environmental restoration projects on marine forests and Pinna nobilis. He is a member of the Shoreline Research Cooperative, on behalf of which he works on projects related to the monitoring and management of MPAs in the Mediterranean.

Ocean Acidification Week 2021 was sponsored by the following organizations:

(1) GOA-ON, the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network,

(2) NOAA, the United States National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,

(3) IAEA OA-ICC, the International Atomic Energy Agency – Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, and

(4) IOC-UNESCO – the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

For more information, please visit

GOA-ON, YouTube, 21 September 2021. Text and video.

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