Special Issue "Mediterranean Sea Resources: Sustainable Exploitation, Management and Dissemination"

A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Valeria Costantino
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via Montesano 149, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: sustainable exploitation and management of seas; marine natural products, isolation, and stereostructural elucidation of new lead compounds in antimicrobial and anticancer drug discovery; QQ and the QS system in bacteria symbiotic with sponges; cyanobacteria as source of novel lead compounds and toxins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Mediterranean marine ecosystem needs urgent attention and cure. With it being a relevant economic source (blue economy) that brings direct benefits to humans, its sustainable exploitation and management are an important focus of the EU agenda. Goal 14 of Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals focuses on “Life Below Water” and steers the promotion of careful management of this essential global resource as a key feature of a sustainable future. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how fragile the balance is between nature and human systems. Strengthening this link and preserving biodiversity must be humanity’s goal in the coming years. Dissemination projects to raise awareness of the potential richness coming from the Mediterranean Sea and importance of biodiversity conservation are needed to promote sustainable exploitation of marine natural resources in a healthy ecosystem.

Interdisciplinary and intersectoral papers, reviews, notes, and case studies focusing on the Mediterranean region are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Water purification
  • Coastal monitoring
  • Lifecycle maintenance and recreation
  • Exploitation of unusual sources of natural products
  • Balanced use of marine natural resources
  • Methods to monitor algal blooms
  • Dissemination projects
  • Biodiversity
  • Natural products from marine microorganisms and macroorganisms
  • Sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism

Prof. Dr. Valeria Costantino
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Mediterranean Sea sustainable exploitation
  • Marine resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable management
  • Exploitation of natural products
  • Dissemination
  • Monitoring algal blooms methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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