Monitoring

Unit 1: Monitoring climate change impacts in Mediterranean MPAs

Within this e-learning unit participants acquainted with eleven monitoring protocols related to different climate change indicators. The webinars illustrate the rationale, field operations, data treatment and information sharing approaches of these monitoring protocols. A ready-to-use monitoring toolkit is now available, including video tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, Standard Protocols and files for data inputs.

webinars materials

Webinar 1.  Local Ecological Knowledge based monitoring

 

Moderator: Joaquim Garrabou

Presents: Ernesto Azzurro

Duration: 1h 20 min (1h presentation + 20 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 18th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: Participants will learn how to access the knowledge of local experts, such as fishers and divers, to gather key information regarding climate related changes in the marine biota. The training will illustrate the methodological and analytical approaches to reconstruct/monitor shifts in species distribution and mass mortalities. Three different protocols will be presented: LEK 1- Historical changes; LEK 2-Periodical monitoring; LEK 3-Mass mortalities

 

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References

Garrabou J., Bensoussan N. & Azzurro E., 2018. Monitoring Climate-related responses in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and beyond: FIVE STANDARD PROTOCOLS. 36 pp. https://bit.ly/2UYSbgz

Azzurro, E. et al. "Climate change, biological invasions, and the shifting distribution of Mediterranean fishes: A large‐scale survey based on local ecological knowledge." Global change biology 25.8 (2019): 2779-2792.

Webinar 2. T-MEDNet climate change coastal observation collaborative network

 

Moderator: Ernesto Azzurro

Presentations: Nathaniel Bensoussan & Joaquim Garrabou

Duration: 1h (40 min presentation + 20 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 19th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: T-MEDNet (www.t-mednet.org) is a pan-Mediterranean observation network, which supports a cost-effective monitoring of climate change in Mediterranean MPAs and other coastal ecosystems. The training will illustrate how to perform field operations, data upload and information sharing. Participants will learn how to track seawater temperature conditions and mass mortality impacts.

Webinar 3. Rocky benthic habitats monitoring protocols

 

Moderator: Carlo Cerrano

Presentations: Ernesto Azzurro, Joaquim Garrabou & Emma Cebrian

Duration: 1h 30 min  (70 min presentation + 20 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 20th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: Protocols devoted to assess the conservation status of rocky marine habitats will presented according to three main components: fishes, sea-urchins, benthic biota. For fishes and benthic biota the protocols include both native and alien species. Participants will learn how to perform field operations, data upload and information sharing. Three protocols will be presented: Visual census on indicator fish species; Sea-urchin populations and Benthic Alien Species Rapid detection.

 

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References

Garrabou J., Bensoussan N. & Azzurro E., 2018. Monitoring Climate-related responses in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and beyond: FIVE STANDARD PROTOCOLS. 36 pp. bit.ly/2UYSbgz

Webinar 4. Seagrasses and noble pen shell monitoring protocols:

 

Moderator: Joaquim Garrabou

Presentations: Ivan Guala, Daniele Grech & Carlo Cerrano

Duration: 1h (20 min presentations + 20 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 21th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Presentations: Ivan Guala & Carlo Cerrano

Learning goals: In this webinar, information on how to monitor Posidonia oceanica habitats and Pinna nobilis populations will be provided including field operations, data upload and information sharing. Two protocols will be presented.

Webinar 5. Monitoring seascape changes under climate change

 

Moderator: Joaquim Garrabou

Presentations: Marco Palma

Duration: 50 min (30 min presentation + 20 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 22th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: Information on how to implement these protocols will be provided including field operations, data upload and information sharing. The Underwater photogrammetry protocol will be presented.