Community Building workshop of the MED biodiversity protection Community

On 25th October 2017, Plan Bleu and the five institutions members of PANACEA project organized a workshop opened to the members of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community in Barcelona (Spain).

The objective was allowing the thematic projects to identify their political targets and the possible actions in order to reach them. The 9 projects were divided in three working groups relevant to the three panels of the
knowledge sharing event: "Bridging the Science-Practice-Policy Gaps in Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection" held the two previous days.

  • Addressing emergent, transboundary biodiversity protection challenges in Protected Areas, such as climate change and marine litter.
  • Sustainable resource use in Protected Areas, with a focus on fisheries.
  • Integrated ecosystem monitoring, focusing on freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems.

At the end of this workshop, the projects decided, in collaboration with PANACEA team, of the tools that will be developed by PANACEA until 2019 to capitalize on the results achieved by the community.

Working groups' results :

  • Group 1 - Addressing emergent, transboundary biodiversity protection challenges in Protected Areas, such as climate change and marine litter
    Results available soon
  • Group 2 - Sustainable resource use in Protected Areas, with a focus on fisheries
    Results available soon
  • Group 3 - Integrated ecosystem monitoring, focusing on freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems
    This third working group, led by Plan Bleu, targeted the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands, the ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zones Management) Protocol and the IMAP Programme (integrated monitoring and assessment of the Mediterranean Sea and coasts) of UNEP-MAP, as well as the EU's Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and Habitat Directive as being prioritary for the subject at hand.

    In the framework of group 3, PANACEA proposed to develop the following tools in collaboration with the projects involved in the working group (AMARe, EcoSUSTAIN, POSBEMED and WETNET) :
        - a document or technical report
        - a technical database on the projects-related activities
        - a geospatial data platform for mapping the projects’ results


Documents available

Agenda
Working document 

Presentations 

Introduction 
Upcoming actions in PANACeA’s Action plan, Lise Guennal & Ermete Mariani, CPMR & UNIMED
The MED Biodiversity Protection Knowledge Platform, Emanuele Mancosu &Sonsoles San Román, European Topic Centre & University of Malaga (ETC-UMA)
Greening Events within the PANACEA Community, Carolina Pérez, MedCities
Setting the ground of PANACeA’s Action Plan, Nelly BOURLION & Alyssa CLAVREUL, Claudiane CHEVALIER, UNEP/MAP Plan Bleu – IFREMER (PANACeA policy expert) 
PANACeA’s Action Plan 2017-2019: The Road Ahead, Julia Vera Prieto, Travelecoology

 

Other useful links

Factsheet on PANACEA Project 
Factsheet on Modular projects 
Factsheet on PANACEA's online platform
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