STRENGTHENING PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT IN THE KINGDOM OF TONGA

Climate action - Life below water

For achieving the objectives

Agenda 2030

Funded by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea, the project is aimed at encouraging the management of coastal areas by monitoring and protecting the most valuable coastal habitats (coral reefs, mangrove forests and marine phanerogams prairies) from the impacts of climate change and anthropic pressures.

 

Recipient country:

Tonga

Periodo:

2019-2021

 

ENEA Activities:

  • Satellite imagery interpretation for the digital mapping of the marine coastal habitat of Tonga
  • Identification of the marine coastal habitats of coral reefs particularly important and vulnerable
  • Monitoring of the habitat’s change
  • Design and setting of the protection areas provided for in the project.

 

Status: In progress

References

Territorial and Production Systems Sustainability Department

ENEA Technology Datasheet:
Earth Observation Technology (EOT) applied to archaeological heritage and georesources protection