Presenting MERCES at the Blue Symposium "Sponges, Corals & the World" (30-31 March 2017 - Blanes, Spain)

Special thanks go to Dr. Martina Milanese who presented MERCES at the Blue Symposium in Blanes ( with results from MERCES ongoing meta-analytical work, here focusing on the distribution, degradation status and threats to sponges and anthozoan assemblages in European Seas.

The Blue Symposium, organised by the three EU-funded projects BluePharmTrain (, SponGES ( and Atlas (, has pooled together researchers and industrial respresentatives around  the key themes of Blue Growth and Blue Biotechnology.