Monitoring and surveillance

The LIFE IP INTEMARES project has as one of its main objectives to look in more depth at the research and use of new technologies for monitoring and tracking habitats and species of community interest. This will in turn increase knowledge and serve as a basis for decision making to achieve an effective management of the marine Natura 2000 network.

In this sense, we have carried out a study to collect and present the different monitoring needs and priorities of the marine Natura 2000 network in our country. The results will serve as the basis for the design of new technologies, as well as for the adaptation of existing equipment. At the same time, it will provide tools that will facilitate non-invasive data capture in the environment and to compare them with other sources of information.

Furthermore, the possibility of illegal activities taking place in marine protected areas requires the installation of effective surveillance systems that help guarantee the conservation of the natural environment. The market availability of a multitude of new technologies that can meet these needs, and the extensive surface area of the marine Natura 2000 network in Spain, make it essential to have at our disposal a study that determines which technologies are the most viable and efficient, both technically and economically speaking.


  • Study to evaluate the viability of the use of new technologies in surveillance tasks in the marine Natura 2000 network.
  • Report on the monitoring needs and priorities of the Spanish marine Natura 2000 network.