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The MITICAP Project seeks to mitigate the impact of artisanal fishing

The MITICAP Project, which seeks to mitigate the impact of artisanal fishing in the Cap de Creus (Girona), starts its second phase after a successful first year. The initiative is a collaboration between the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM-CSIC) and the fishermen guilds of Port de la Selva and Cadaqués. It has the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad from the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition.

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Internet of Things for the study of the marine ecosystem

A research team of the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM-CSIC) has developed a new device based on the Internet of Things for monitoring the coastal waters of Barcelona. Through an antenna connected to the community network The Things Network, the devices can transmit data over long distances throughout Barcelona.

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Device for restoring soils and creating vegetation covers

A CSIC research team has created a device for restoring degraded or polluted soils and creating vegetation covers. It can be adapted to the needs of different soils and ecosystems, as the amendments into its two different compartments can be adapted to the local soil to restore.

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The ResCap project keeps on recovering by-catch gorgonians

The ResCap project has been renewed. Along 2018, 450 gorgonians have been returned to the continental shelf in the Cap de Creus (Girona). After a year of close cooperation between scientists and fishermen, the team will keep on recovering the by-catch gorgonians along 2019.

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Obtained a bionanohybrid material for quick removal of organic pollutants

Scientists from the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP-CSIC) have synthesized a bionanohybrid material, composed of an enzyme and an iron carbonate nanorods structure. It allows the complete elimination of organic pollutants in extremely short times.

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