Facing Climate Change is still very hard, time consuming and sometimes not as efficient as we imagined it would be.
Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are already facing major biodiversity and functional alterations and only a coordinated and specifically addressed effort can result successfully. MPAs should be in the frontline fighting against Climate Change but it needs to be in cooperation with stakeholders and users.
The Climate Change Days Tour continues in Croatia where Citizen Science will be implemented for the first time in Brijuni National Park.
Hosted by Brijuni National Park during October 4th - 6th - the MPA Engage project will support a field test of Citizen Science strategies and implementation of common monitoring protocols with representatives of the Croatian Diving industry.
In collaboration with PADI and DAN, who are still working on the involvement of divers in Citizen Science facing Climate Change in Mediterranean MPAs, a lot of diving centers in Istria will be involved. Among the various initiatives facing this rapid transformation, the engagement of citizen scientists can be a valuable strategy that helps MPAs in data collection but also in an efficient management of the area.