Blue Atlantic Ecosystem Services

SURVEY AREA

All the surveys that we will make during our research

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MONITORING MARINE DEBRIS

The campaign of the Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities (www.fpas.pt) aims to monitor marine debris on the coast of mainland Portugal and islands.

This survey is open to anyone interested. Available just in Portuguese language (PT).

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STAKEHOLDERS SURVEY

Task 2 – Identifying key CES in the two case study areas.

Task 4 – Carry out a pluralistic valuation (monetary and non-monetary) of key Cultural Ecosystem Services identified in the selected case studies.

O1 – Assess the offer and demand of CES in different marine areas.

O3 – Carry out a pluralistic valuation (monetary and non-monetary) of CES.

All the stakeholders involved with cultural ecosystem services in the case studies.

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DIVING OPERATORS SURVEY

Task 3 – To define Diving operators’ profile, divers’ profile, satisfaction and awareness of conservation and management problems in the different marine protect areas and diving spots, and understand if the conservation status and the level of protection influence divers’ local choice.

O1 – Assess the offer and demand of CES in different marine areas.

O3 – Carry out a pluralistic valuation (monetary and non-monetary) of CES.

All the Diving operators involved with cultural ecosystem services in the case studies.

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SCUBA DIVING SURVEY

Task 3 – Characterize the touristic scuba diver profile, satisfaction, awareness of management problems in marine and coastal ecosystems and divers’ perceptions and attitudes toward the preservation of these areas, and understand if the conservation status and the level of protection influence divers’ local choice.

O2 – Characterize the touristic scuba diver profile, satisfaction, awareness of management problems in marine and coastal ecosystems and divers’ perceptions and attitudes toward the preservation of these areas, and understand if the conservation status and the level of protection influence divers’ local choice.

Scuba divers after the diving activity.

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COVID 19 SCUBA DIVING

Understand the impact of the pandemic on the recreational diving community around the world.

All the Scuba Divers around the world.

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OBSERVATIONAL INSTRUMENT

Task 5 – Create and validate an observational instrument to characterize in context the behavior patterns of the tourist diver in specific diving spots.

O4 – Create and validate an observational instrument that characterizes in context the diving instructors, guides and recreational diver’s behavior patterns.

Scuba diving experts.