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Geographic Information Systems

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FARM model

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Welcome to the FORWARD project

In 2010 the Institute of Marine Research - IMAR (Portugal) was awarded a 2 year contract by the “Polis Litoral Ria Formosa”, under the Plan 6 (Plan for recovery and sustainable management of activities related to resources Ria) for the FORWARD project (Framework for Ria Formosa Water quality, Aquaculture, Resource & Development).

The aim was to develop and test an integrated framework for interpreting coastal zone structure and dynamics, for the recovery and sustainability of aquaculture activities in the present and future.

This public website and the book are the main sources for obtaining information about the project. Here you can find a description of the main objectives, activities and results.

FORWARD-COEXIST book – click here

To get a printed copy of this book you just have to send an e-mail with your postal address