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×Navigation : use the mouse (hand-shaped cursor). Maintaining the left click allows you to grab the map and move it. Hovering over a site allows you to display its name as well as its designation. Clicking on a site allows you to select it. By selecting a site, you can zoom in on it and display basic information about it.Detailed information : click on the "Site Fact Sheet" button. This will open a new tab containing the perimeter of the selected site only, as well as all the attribute data concerning it. The "print" button allows you to print or export the form as a PDF file in portrait or landscape format.Zoom : the "+" and "-" buttons allow you to zoom in or out on the map. To perform the same actions with the mouse wheel, press the "Ctrl" key when using the wheel. A double click of the mouse allows you to zoom in. It is also possible using the "Shift" key while drawing a box with the mouse. Click on the "planet" button to return to the original zoom.Background map : use the "OpenStreetMap" and "ESRI Worldimagery" buttons to change the background map.GIS layers : use the "Layers" menu to show the legend and to choose the layers to be displayed.Position overview : the "MiniMap" is used to locate the spatial extent of the map at the level of the Mediterranean Sea. The black arrow allows you to hide or show the "MiniMap".Search tool : sites can be searched by their MAPAMED identifier or their name. The search is not case or accent sensitive. The search must be done in Latin characters. Autocompletion allows you to use only part of the name to find it. Once the site you are looking for has been selected from the list, click on the "Search" button to select the site on the map. Click on the "Clear" button to perform a new search.
×MAPAMED (MArine Protected Areas in the MEDiterranean) is a cartographic database of key information on Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), potential Other Effective area-based Conservation Measure (OECMs), and more broadly on sites of interest for marine conservation.
It is developed and administered jointly by UNEP/MAP-SPA/RAC and the MedPAN Association. For detailed information, please consult the MAPAMED user manual (April 2021 version).
MAPAMED data is validated by all the Focal Points for Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity (SPA/BD) of the SPA/RAC, the centre that supports the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention in the implementation of the SPA/BD Protocol.
. facilitates the access and sharing of key data on Mediterranean MPAs
. allows the analysis and evaluation of the status and trends of the MPA network.
The database was updated in 2020 and published as the "MAPAMED 2019 edition." This edition takes into account all sites officially designated by December 31, 2019. This represents 1,320 sites in total, of which 1,087 are Marine Protected Areas. Among these MPAs, 257 have a national designation statute. Some corrections have been done during 2021 and published as a version 2 of the 2019 edition. For detailed information, please see the MAPAMED Release Notes (2019 edition, version 2).
MAPAMED data and associated documentation can be downloaded from the mapamed.org website. To do so, click on the "Download" link and fill in the form. If you have any questions about the MAPAMED database, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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