Social–ecological systems (SES) and ecosystem-based management (EBM) are globally recognised tools to enable balanced marine development and conservation. The EU-funded Marine SABRES project will co-design a simple SES approach to rapidly enable and upscale EBM across Europe and abroad. The project will set European marine management on a course to reverse biodiversity decline by integrating sustainable ecosystems and a resilient blue economy. Marine SABRES will empower managers to make sustainable decisions and citizens to engage with marine biodiversity conservation.
The project will demonstrate the practical management efforts in the Tuscan Archipelago, the Arctic North-East Atlantic and the Macaronesian archipelagos.