Adapting Mediterranean Marine protected areas to climate change


With this climate vulnerability assessment tool, you will be able to understand how Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean Sea are impacted by climate change. We look at Sea Surface Temperature increase and Marine Heat Waves under future climate change scenarios. You will be able to browse through the ecological and socio-ecological vulnerability of your MPA and find the indicators that contribute the most.


Constructing the index

Climate vulnerability in your MPA depends on the exposure to climate change, on the sensitivity to Sea Surface Temperature increase and Marine Heat Waves, and the adaptive capacity to cope with these impacts.

The vulnerability assessment will give you information on:




If you have any doubt or comment, please contact us at: We will support you in the process.

This is a beta-version of the vulnerability tool from the MPA-Engage project to be used by partners. November 2020.
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