MAPAMED (MArine Protected Areas in the MEDiterranean) is a GIS database that gathers information on marine protected areas of the Mediterranean, and more generally on sites of interest to the conservation of the marine environment.
It is developed and jointly administered by the MedPAN association and UNEP MAP SPA/RAC.
The development of MAPAMED arose from the need to have a resource center collecting and structuring information on Mediterranean MPAs.
- facilitates the access and the sharing of data on Mediterranean MPAs,
- allows the analysis and the evaluation of the status and trends of the MPA network and
- identifies ecological and management issues at a supra-MPA scale.
MAPAMED was updated in 2016. It is viewable for now on SPA/RAC Mediterranean Platform on biodiversity
Please contact the MedPAN or SPA/RAC secretariats if you wish to have access to the datasets.