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AIRUSE: strategies to reduce air pollution

Barcelona is these days a laboratory to study the use of Calcium-Magnesium Acetate (CMA) as a tool to reduce pollutant particles in the air, which have important negative effects on health. The experiment is part of the European project AIRUSE.

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Are wind farms and protected areas compatible in the sea?

Scientists at the CSIC participate in the European project COCONET to find out if wind farms and marine protected areas can coexist. It will also establish a net of marine protected areas, which will enable the animals to move safely between them.

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Sea’s health in a drop

Scientists are working to obtain the genetic sequence of phytoplankton to discover which species compose it and which of them live in every water, either pristine or polluted. These new technologies will enable the development of kits to analyze the sea’s health just with a drop of water.

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Sustainable fishing is profitable

Countries that have applied the FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries have improved their fishery resources and the quality of catches, according to a new study led by CSIC. The most sustainable fishery is in Canada (Pacific coast), Australia and the USA (Pacific coast); the less sustainable is in Turkey, South Korea and Malaysia.

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DEVOTES. Understanding the seas biodiversity to protect them

The Instituto de Ciencias del Mar in Barcelona is involved on the European project DEVOTES, aimed to assess the marine ecosystems state of health.  Scientists will recommend European authorities the measures that will help to achieve a sustainable management of the ocean.

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