Monitoring Programme for the Ayia Napa Marina Operation Stage
12 months (September 2021 – August 2023)
Marine & Environmental Research Lab was contracted to implement the monitoring program for the Ayia Napa Marina during its operational phase from September 2021 to August 2023.
The monitoring programme for the marina includes the assessment of impacts on the ecological status of the Mediterranean protected seagrass Posidonia oceanica, as well as water and sediment analyses to determine changes in physicochemical parameters. Permanent quadrats were placed and monitored on a biannual basis to assess the ecological status of the meadows at each location near the marina and examine any effects of the construction and operation of the marina.
Physicochemical analysis of water and sediment within and around the marina is also monitored biannually while the bathing water from adjacent beaches is monitored on a monthly basis.