the ECOPOTENTIAL second reporting period (1 December 2016- 31 May 2018) has just finished. During this period, our ECOPOTENTIAL partners carried out an intense research work, publishing on the whole more than 70 peer reviewed papers and taking part to more than 300 events as workshops, conferences and other dissemination and outreach activities, as taking part to the XIV GEO plenary meeting, organising a photo exhibition at the European Parliament in Bruxelles and the school competition “ECOPOTENTIAL4SCHOOLS”. It has been a very intense period. Many thanks to whom actively participated to any initiative.
This issue of the Newsletter describes some of the most recent project’s achievements and activities, as some of the most recent papers, the research conducted in the protected area of La Reunion, plus the story-map related the storyline Pelagos, which has just been awarded of the second prize at the ESRI conference. All the most recent publications are also listed in this issue.
We finally mention that an ECOPOTENTIAL partner, NIOZ, is co-organising the “Wadden Sea World Heritage” Summer School 2018 at three different locations: the German islands of Sylt and Spiekeroog, and the Dutch island of Texel, 18-31 August 2018. Enjoy reading this 9thissue of the Newsletter and come to us with questions and comments to know more about our project and to be engaged in fruitful and intriguing discussions!
Antonello Provenzale, National Research Council of Italy, Coordinator of ECOPOTENTIAL