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The online learning program “Ecosystem-based Management and Marine Spatial Planning” is now open for registration. Get involved in a unique opportunity to learn how to act for better preserving the Mediterranean biodiversity while supporting coherent marine spatial planning.


In the framework of the Interreg Euro-MED Academy, a joint initiative started from the eight Interreg MED Programme’s Horizontal Projects and PANORAMED, the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) is developing a learning program on “Ecosystem-based Management and Marine Spatial Planning”.

This e-learning program is mainly addressed to policymakers at regional or local levels who want to adopt best practices and new approaches in their planning and conservation policies and strategies. The e-learning program also targets marine protected area (MPA) managers, civil society actors involved in marine activities, and researchers who want to enhance their knowledge about current tools to deal with biodiversity protection and conservation, using an ecosystem-based management approach.

If you are a stakeholder of the Mediterranean community and you want to understand better what ecosystem-based management approaches and marine spatial planning are, and what is at stake in the Mediterranean, you are invited to register promptly as places are limited.

Through a mix of pre-recorded videos, reading suggestions, live webinars, self-assessments, and a final assignment, the course structure will comprise four modules for a one-month program:

  • Module 1: Ecosystem-based management (EBM) theoretical framework and the role of marine spatial planning (MSP).
  • Module 2: EBM/MSP as tools for biodiversity protection in a cross-border context
  • Module 3: EBM/MSP as cross-sectoral tools to ensure the sustainable use of marine resources
  • Module 4: EBM/MSP as inclusive and collaborative tools for integrated ecosystem monitoring and management

You can see all speakers on the 'related files' bottom section.

The e-learning program will take place from 19 April until 22 May 2022, and it has been endorsed as an Activity contributing to the UN Ocean Decade initiative.

More information and registration to the e-learning program