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The Stakeholder Workshop "Safeguarding the Marine Environment Together - Bridging Conservation and Stakeholder Uses in the NE Marine Protected Area" was organized in Malta by the Physical Oceanography...

AMAre was at the Med Biodiversity Protection Community + PANACeA event held in Rome at the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza" on 6 and 7 May 2019.

WORKSHOP – 10 SETTEMBRE 2019, BRINDISI ‘’Modelli di Governance e misure di conservazione per la ZSC di Torre Guaceto’’ Azioni per una migliore gestione delle Aree Marine Protette (AMP), tra...

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In the Mediterranean Sea, the intensive use of maritime space calls for integrated management to avoid cumulative impacts and user conflicts. Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) - the harmonization of human activities in marine areas - is advocated as a powerful approach to reach these goals. However, most Mediterranean countries have not yet gone through this process.

The objectives of this project are 1- to develop shared methodologies and geospatial tools for multiple stressors assessment, coordinated environmental monitoring, multi criteria analyses and stakeholders' engagements; 2- to translate these guidelines into concrete pilot actions and coordinated strategies in selected Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to solve hot spots of conflicts affecting marine biodiversity and the services it provides. Transnational cooperation and regulations, development of coordinated best practices to deal with present and future drivers of changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services, coordinated monitoring, data access to share information and concrete stakeholder and users' involvement are the expected results.

The final aim is to scale up strategies and recommendations at transnational level adopting an ecosystem-based approach to MSP considering the goals of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) across MPAs. MPA managers, public institutions, and key stakeholders working within the MPAs will benefit from the results of the project.

DURATION

BUDGET

ERDF/IPA

36

Months

2.7

M €

2.3

M €