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PROJECTS

 

  • Development & implementation of marine biodiversity conservation policies and strategy at the national and international levels.External assistance to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (June 2011-June 2013).

  • “Conservation status and potential sites of community interest for Tursiops truncatus and Caretta caretta in Malta” (LIFE + Project MIGRATE). European Commission and Ministry of Environment of Malta (October 2012-April 2016).

  • MARNOBA Project which aims designing and disseminating a management protocol of marine litter on the beaches in the Spanish coasts to achieve good environmental status. Fundación Biodiversidad and Asociación Vertidos Cero (January-December 2013).

  • Expert workshop on the population of Caretta caretta of the North-East Atlantic. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) (January 2013).

  • “Building capacity to reduce bycatch mortality from Spanish fisheries impacting the NW Atlantic-nesting loggerhead population”. USFWS (June 2012-June 2013).

  • International workshop on “Maritime transport and biodiversity conservation: concerting efforts for a coherent management of the risk of whale ship strikes”. ALNITAK (May-November 2012).

  • “Analysis of the risks of maritime traffic in special interest sites for the conservation of marine biodiversity”. LIFE + Project INDEMARES. (April-December 2012).

  • Sea turtle research program in the SW Mediterranean to develop bycatch mitigation measures. A project developed in collaboration with NOAA NMFS (June 2010-September 2012).

  • “European Manifest for Sustainable Nautical Tourism” drafting of the Manifiest for the European Federation of Nautical Destinations and the Spanish Nautical Association. May-September 2012.

  • “Addressing the drivers of Mediterranean ecosystem degradation: the SCP Approach in the application of the Ecosystem Approach to the management of human activities in the Mediterranean”. Assessment of the Role of the Sustainable Production and Consumption Approach in the application of the Ecosystem Approach concept for the management of human activities in the Mediterranean. Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production (July-December 2011).

  • INTERMARES international cooperation capacity development: The Spanish Ministry for the Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs contracted KAI consulting to develop a "Fisheries Sustainability" capacity development course in the context the capacity development programme of the international cooperation vessel of the General Secretariat for the Sea. This programme was conducted for fisheries of Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize and Uruguay (November 2010-August 2011).

  • UNDP Marine Protected Area Programme in Djibouti. Between 2013 and 2016 KAI Marine Services will be assisting the Government of Djibouti in a Marine Protected Area Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). KAI will be in charge of developing the management plans for 4 amazing MPAs and establishing a stakeholder communication strategy. The aim of the programme is to ensure that the mangrove forests, pristine coral reefs and Sandy beaches of Djibouti are adequately preserved and managed so that nomadic tribes can increase their resilience with regards mainly to the threat of climate change.

  • SOSPESCA Project is a Project of capacity development and support to fishermen aims to train fishermen to provide knowledge, methodologies, techniques and best practices to reduce the environmental impact of its activities on the marine environment. Fundación Biodiversidad and CEPESCA (September 2013-September 2014).

  • MARNOBA II Project is the second phase of the MARNOBA Project developed in 2013 with the expert advice of KAI Marine Services. During this second phase, a website will be created to collect information resulting from the application of the Protocol for the management of marine litter on beaches in the Spanish coast developed in the first phase of the project. This website will allow public or private institutions and bodies conducting cleanup activities at beaches, as well as the bodies responsible for the management of the marine environment, the introduction of the results derived from the implementation of the protocol and their use through a mobile application that will be developed in the framework of the project. This information will be standardised and valid data for the implementation of "Marine litter on beaches" indicator from Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Spanish Law on Protection of the Marine Environment, Regional Marine Conventions ratified by Spain (OSPAR Convention and Barcelona Convention) or any other study demanding by users (waste management plans in coastal areas, scientific and technical studies, etc. ) will be obtained. Fundación Biodiversidad and Asociación Vertidos Cero (February-November 2014).



 
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