also contributing: CNRS, EGE, HCMR

- To test and apply a new index of conservation state along French Coasts
- To test this index on coralligenous bottoms in the Eastern Mediterranean basin
- To compare this index with other methods used to evaluate the conservation states of the benthic communities of coralligenous bottoms

Main outputs
WP3 (1) tested metrics along French Coasts and (2) in the East Mediterranean, (3) produced a listing of Coralligenous facies in the field sites

WP3 is leaded by Stephane SARTORETTO, IFREMER, Centre de Méditerranée, Laboratoire Environnement Ressource – PACA, La Seyne-sur-mer, FR