Innovative approaches for marine biodiversity monitoring and assessment of conservation status of nature values in the Baltic Sea (MARMONI)

Project objectives
: to develop concepts for assessment of conservation status of marine biodiversity, including species and habitats and impacts of various human activities. The project developed innovative monitoring and assessment approach based on joint set of marine biodiversity indicators as well as to test in practice the monitoring and assessment techniques. The project was acting in the Baltic Sea in territorial waters and EEZ of Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Sweden. 

Main outcomes:

The project team has elaborated a summary brochure ‘MARMONI activities and results in brief” (2015, in English) with the aim to downsize the project’s information volume and make it easy-to-use for policy makers.

 Also project team has elaborated Layman’s report “The diversity of life in the Baltic Sea” has been produced for the non-expert reader and it addressed a few features of the MARMONI project in an easy understandable language.





Project co-finance by

European Union LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity program 

Latvian Environmental Protection Fund 

Project partners

Lead partner
Baltic Environmental Forum-Latvia

Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Institute for Environmental Solutions
Latvian Fund for Nature
Nature Conservation Agency
Baltic Environmental Forum-Estonia
Estonian Marine Institute
Finnish Environment Institute
Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Research Company “AquaBiota Water Research”
Lund University, Department of Biology
The Swedish County Administrative Board of Blekinge
The Swedish County Administrative Board of Skåne
Latvian Ornithological Society
Estonian University of Life Sciences

Project number

LIFE09 NAT/LV/000238

More infomation

Heidrun Fammler
Project manager
Tel. 00 371 6735 7552