Title: MARine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning leading to Ecosystem Services

Funding Source: EU HEurope

Budget IMBBC: 650,250€

Start / End Date: 2022 - 2026

Web site URL:

Project Progress: 45%

Principal Investigator:

Panagiotis Kasapidis

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Environmental genomics

Marine biodiversity

Ecology and ecosystem management


MARBEFES aims to evaluate and characterise the links between marine biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and the resulting societal goods and benefits in coastal and marine ecosystems. The results will be captured in easy-to-use innovative tools to help practitioners and policy to maximise the ecological value and optimise a sustainable socio-economic use of the marine system for current and future generations.