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Integrating marine biodiversity conservation with a resilient blue economy.

Marine SABRES is an EU-funded research project that brings together 21 research partners to restore marine biodiversity and support a sustainable blue economy by increasing the uptake of ecosystem-based management in Europe.


To make ecosystem-based management more achievable and implementable, we need to comprehensively study and analyse marine social-ecological systems. Marine SABRES is therefore co-developing and testing a simple socio-ecological system in collaboration with local people in three European marine regions: the Arctic Northeast Atlantic, the Tuscan Archipelago, and Macaronesia. 

Research Sites

Our simple socio-ecological system will be tested and demonstrated in three key regions, where we will develop and test ways to balance varying combinations of conservation priorities and economic activities. 


Tuscan Archipelago

Tourism and seagrass conservation


Arctic Northeast Atlantic

Climate change & commercial fisheries



Conservation, restoration, and ecotourism

The Ocean is not just a beautiful thing – there is a real connection between it, our health and our livelihoods.

Emma Verling

Project Coordinator



View the results of our research, including peer-reviewed publications and reports.


Explore resources created within the project, from infographics to videos.

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Marine SABRES is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101058956.

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Project Coordinator

Emma Verling

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