MARBEFES (MARine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning leading to Ecosystem Services) aims to evaluate and characterise the links between marine biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and the resulting societal goods and benefits in coastal communities. The results will be captured in easy-to-use tools to help practitioners and policy to maximise the ecological value and optimise a sustainable socio-economic use of the marine system for current and future generations.

MERBEFES has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON.2.6 – Food, Bioeconomy Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment  programme under grant agreement ID 101060937.


The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

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