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As mentioned before, the MedPosidonia Project constitutes a first pilot phase which should be extended to other sites and other countries in the future. On occasion of the Ninth Meeting of the National Focal Points for the Specially Protected Areas in 2009 several representatives from non-participating countries in the MedPosidonia Project expressed the wish to be associated to possible future phases of the project. Given the results already obtained within the framework of the Project, RAC/SPA, as a regional instrument for the conservation of marine biodiversity must guide and accompany the countries in the follow-up of this project: for example as regards the maintenance of the monitoring systems, or the distribution of the communication materials among the local actors.