Operational Plan: 2019 - 2020
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are key to maintaining ocean resilience, when they are adaptively managed to respond to threats such as ocean warming, species shifts and disastrous events. Previous work included the development of tools to help identify vulnerabilities in coastal ecosystems and communities and adaptation measures to respond to these vulnerabilities. Leveraging this past work, the current project builds the capacity of MPA practitioners to manage the impacts from global and regional changes, allowing MPAs to contribute to healthier, more resilient marine ecosystems. It also aims to strengthen MPA capacity for adaptation planning by increasing networking and collaboration among MPAs, and by using these networks to exchange knowledge and experiences.
Head of Unit for Ecosystems