MED4EBM: Establishing a stakeholder cooperation and coordination platform for implementing Ecosystem-Based Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Kneiss Islands Nature Reserve (Tunisia)
Under MED4EBM project framework the Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer (INSTM) project partner will conduct the first Workshop - Ecosystem Context Analysis: recognizing connections within and across ecological and human systems spanning over the focused area.
MED4EBM is proposing an innovative series of methodological, procedural and organizational tools, to plan, implement and monitor the dynamics of Ecosystem Management through a participatory and evidence-based approach supported by objective data.
The step-by-step process that the stakeholders follow to build their own Integrated Ecosystem Management of coastal areas is developed by discussions and procedures organised and performed in different workshops, each focused on a specific target.
Relevant actors and stakeholders jointly identify key biophysical and socio-economic systems, assess the related data availability, and define the spatial domain for the EB-ICZM-DSS application. The Workshops are organised and executed through multiple webinars and smart working using Microsoft Teams (meetings and working channels). Each of the webinars last max four hours; scheduling of these meetings is well planned and agreed within all participants, also considering the different time zones.
The First Workshop focuses the participatory thematic scoping for the EB-ICZM-DSS application.