The assistant will be working on the developing and implementation of two European projects in the Mediterranean: the 30 month-project, MPA-ADAPT (Guiding Mediterranean MPAs through the climate change era: Building resilience and adaptation) and the 18 month-project Posbemed (Sustainable management of the systems Posidonia-beaches in the Mediterranean region). Both projects started on November 2016.
The overall objectives of MPA-Adapt are to develop collaborative and site-specific adaptation plans for the MPAs that enhance resilience to climate change impacts. This will be achieved by Project Partners and in cooperation with Associated Partners by building capacity for effective management, assessing risks; and exploring potential actions and priorities needed to ensure the adaptability and the resilience of biodiversity and the local communities. It also aims to incorporate vulnerability assessments and nature-based adaptation planning into their existing management framework, and provide guidance to managers and local stakeholders to implement and test climate-change approaches, creating the first line of Mediterranean MPA sentinel sites.
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