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4/21: New edition of MAPAMED, the database of MArine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean


The MAPAMED database has evolved significantly since the 2017 edition. UNEP/MAP-SPA/RAC and MedPAN invite you to save the date of the 22nd of April 2021 for the presentation of the new features of the database





SPA/RAC and MedPAN are pleased to announce the update of MAPAMED. This new edition takes into account all officially designated sites as of 31 December 2019. This represents 1,320 sites in total, of which 1,126 are Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Among these MPAs, 257 have a national designation status.

The MAPAMED data have been validated by all the Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity (SPA/BD) Focal Points of SPA/RAC, in the framework of the Barcelona Convention.

These data can be viewed at mapamed.org. This online viewer allows browsing and searching of spatial and attribute data. It also allows downloading the data and associated documentation, since all the data are licensed under Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA 4.0).

For detailed information on the definitions and criteria that have been used as a basis for including sites in MAPAMED, please consult the MAPAMED User Manual (April 2021 version) and the Release Notes (2019 edition).

If you have any questions about the MAPAMED database, please send a message to contact@mapamed.org.

The webinar will be held on 22 April 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Tunis time (UTC+1) or from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Marseille time (UTC+2).
To receive logistical information allowing you to connect, please register by filling in the following online form.