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Training workshops

Three training worshops aiming at building and strengthening Marine Protected Areas sentinel network on climate change effects in the Mediterranean Sea were organized during years 2012, 2015 and 2017 together or with the support of regional partners.

Lampedusa 2017 (Italy), 17-21 July. “Training course on Climate Change Monitoring Protocols” co-organized by ISPRA, CSIC and the MPA of Pelagie Islands, funded by Interreg-Mediterranean project MPA-ADAPT.

  • 12 participants from Spain, Italy and Croatia.
  • Download the activity report. Download the standard monitoring protocols.

Cadaques 2014 (Spain), 1-4 April. “Climate Change in Mediterranean Marine Protectes Areas: a regional training workshop for Mediterranean MPA managers.” co-organized by MedPAN and UNEP-MAP RAC/SPA.

  • 37 participants from 11 Mediterranean Countries.
  • Download the training document.

Scandola 2012 (France), 2-4 October. “Effects of climate change in the Mediterranean” co-organized by CSIC and Parc Régional de Corse - Réserve Naturelle de Scandola, funded by MedPAN, FFEM, and the MAVA and Prince Albert II de Monaco foundations.

  • 21 participants from 5 Mediterranean countries.
  • Download the activity report. Download the presentations on temperature surveys. Citation: Garrabou J, Bensoussan N (2012) Development of tools for the study of climate change impacts on coastal ecosystems.


Transfer actions

Several local training and assistance to the field were conducted for the setup of new temperature time-series in volunteer MPAs in France, Italy, Croatia and Turkey (Port-Cros National Park, Parc naturel marin du Cap-Corse, Area protegida de Portofino, Brijuni National park, Gokova MPA).



  • Gómez-Gras D, Linares C, Dornelas M, Madin J, Brambilla V, Ledoux J-B, López-Sendino P, Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2021) Climate change transforms the functional identity of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages. Ecology letters (2021) DOI: 10.1111/ele.13718
  • Bensoussan N, Cebrian E, Dominici JM, Kersting DK, Kipson S, Kizilkaya Z, Ocana O, Peirache M, Zuberer F, Ledoux JB, Linares C, Zabala M, Buongiorno Nardelli B, Pisano A, Garrabou J (2019) Using CMEMS and the Mediterranean Marine protected Area sentinel network to track ocean warming effects in coastal areas. In: Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 3, Journal of Operational Oceanography. DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2019.1633075
  • Bensoussan N, Chiggiato J, Buongiorno Nardelli B, Pisano A, Garrabou J (2019) Insights on 2017 Marine Heat Waves in the Mediterranean Sea. In: Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 3, Journal of Operational Oceanography. DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2019.1633075
  • Verdura J, Linares C, Ballesteros E, Coma R, Uriz MJ, Bensoussan N, Cebrian E (2019) Biodiversity loss in a Mediterranean ecosystem due to an extreme warming event unveils the role of an engineering gorgonian species. Scientific Reports (2019) 9:5911 | 10.1038/s41598-019-41929-02



Scientific meetings

  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2021) T-MEDNet Climate Change Coastal Observation Network.  Copernicus Marine Service General Assembly. Webinar 26-28 January 2021. 
  • Bensoussan N (2020) T-MEDNet Climate Change Coastal Observation Network.  EMODnet. A decade of achievements connecting marine data to knowledge. Webinar 22 September 2020.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2019) T-MEDNet Climate Change Coastal Observation Network: tracking and assessing changes in thermal regimes and their effects in Mediterranean coastal ecosystems. MONGOOS General Assembly, Modelling and observations in the coastal Mediterranean Sea: physical and biogeochemical processes. Trieste, Italy, 3-5 December 2019.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J & the T-MEDNet network (2018) T-MEDNet observation network and resource platform on climate change effects in Mediterranean coastal ecosystems. International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems, Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 November 2018.