Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean monitoring Network (FLT Med Net)


Project type : Monitoring, Research
Subtype : Areas of importance, Monitoring, Sightings Database

The FLT Med monitoring Network is a network of Universities, research bodies and NGOs who regularly monitor cetaceans, marine mega and macro fauna, maritime traffic and floating marine macrolitter along 10 fixed transects distributed in the Mediterranean basin. Surveys are conducted all year round using two shared protocols and passenger ferries as platform of observation.
  • Institution involved :EcoOcean Institut, CIMA Research Foundation, University of Pisa, University of Tourin, Gaia Research Institute, Accademia del Leviatano, Capo Carbonara MPA, Ketos, University of Palermo, ATUTAX, University of Barcelona, ECOLOCALIZA, ISMAR-CNR
  • Contact: Arcangeli Antonella
  • Source of funding and cofunding: Partially co-funded by: Ferry companies (tickets); scientific partners; PELAGOS FR (2011; Pelagos routes); ACCOBAMS (2013-2014; Sicilian-Tunisian route); CariCIV (2007-2010; central Tyrrhenian route), Interreg MED MEDSEALITTER (2017-2019; marine litter route),
  • Project status: ON-GOING
  • Starting Year: 2007
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Adriatic Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Ionian Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: Balearic Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: North West of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: Strait of Gibraltar
  • Med - Western Basin: Thyrrhenian Sea
  • Bottlenose Dolphin, tuyiin
  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  • Fin Whale
  • Harbour Porpoise
  • Long-finned pilot whale
  • Risso's Dolphin, Grey Dolphin, tuyiin
  • Short-beaked common dolphin, Common Dolphin
  • Sperm Whale
  • Striped Dolphin
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