MPA Twinning Projects
The project will bring together MPA managers and other partners to work together (thus forming ‘twinnings’) on topics of shared interest. This builds on the earlier EU-funded initiative on MPAs in the Atlantic and takes it to the next level: continuing to foster MPA networking around the Atlantic, deepening understanding of the ecological and socio-economic needs (and pressures) of spatial protection measures, and fostering the effectiveness and coherence of MPAs and marine conservation measures at a broad international level.
The topics for the three twinning partnerships are:
- Cooperation and common strategy between MPA networks of managers in the Atlantic region
- MPAs and coastal resilience, coping with rapid changes
- Marine mammal protection, a way to enhance transatlantic cooperation between MPAs