Vulnerability

Unit 2: Assessing climate change vulnerability in Mediterranean MPAs

Within this e-learning unit participants learned how to develop a social-ecological vulnerability assessment of MPAs to the impacts of climate change. The webinars  focus on vulnerability assessment approaches and hands-on exercises on the development of vulnerability indicators at MPAs. Guidelines for vulnerability assessments have been presented, discussed and applied.

Webinars materials

 

Webinar 6.  Applying the climate vulnerability guidelines in your MPA

 

Moderator: Antonio Di Franco

Presentations: Elena Ojea & Francesca Barazzetta

Duration:  1h (30 min presentations + 30 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 25th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: This session will walk the attendants through the guidelines for vulnerability assessments in MPAs and will explain how the methodology can be developed at the MPA level. The session includes materials (guidelines), a presentation by the authors and a practical exercise.

 

References

Cinner J E, Huchery C, Darling E S, Humphries A T, Graham N A, Hicks C C, Marshall N and McClanahan T R 2013 Evaluating social and ecological vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to climate change. PloS One 8 Online

Thiault L, Marshall P, Gelcich S, Collin A, Chlous F and Claudet J 2018 Mapping social–ecological vulnerability to inform local decision making Conserv. Biol. 32 447–56.

Webinar 7.  Planning the ecological and social data collection 

 

Moderator: Thomais Vlachogianni

Presentations: Elena Ojea & Francesca Barazzetta

Duration:  1h (30 min presentations + 30 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 27th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: A hands-on approach to vulnerability assessments where the methods and procedures to collect data at the MPA level for indicators of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity will be presented. Attendants will have the chance to explore potential methodologies for data collection at their sites, build upon available data, resources and capacities.

 

 

References

Bennett N J, Blythe J, Tyler S and Ban N C 2016 Communities and change in the anthropocene: understanding social-ecological vulnerability and planning adaptations to multiple interacting exposures Reg. Environ. Change 16 907–26

Webinar 8.  Putting numbers on vulnerability indicators

 

Moderator: Antonio Di Franco

Presentations: Elena Ojea & Francesca Barazzetta

Duration:  1h (30 min presentations + 30 minutes for questions)

Starting at:  May 29th 2020 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: In this webinar, attendants will be able to start populating the vulnerability indicators at their MPAs in order to construct a vulnerability index. As a result, partners will have a systematic tool for collecting social-ecological climate vulnerability indicators at their conservation sites.