MED4EBM organised its forst Database Management workshop in Tunisia


The National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies (INSTM) held the first database management workshop under the MED4EBM Project framework, during the period December 6th to the 10th 2021. The workshop was held at the INSTM Salammbô, and attended by  13 participants; researchers and representatives from the Coastal Protection and Planning Agency (APAL), the General Forest Direction (DGF), the Regional Commissariat for Developmental Agricultural (CRDA SFAX) and the General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture (DGPA).

The workshop aimed at moving a step forward with the established stakeholder’s cooperation and coordination platform for implementing Ecosystem-Based Integrated Coastal Zone Management (EB-ICZM) in the Kneiss Islands by getting the stakeholders acquainted with the software and engaging them in handling it. 

This hybrid workshop constituted a further chain in original training and the participative workshops organized by INSTM and conducted in close collaboration with Kneiss islands stakeholders using the Integrated Spatial Planning (ISP) software. After the structural model of the ecological and socio-economic context in Kneiss area has been established, the latest workshop targeted entering actual data gathered by INSTM in collaboration with the stakeholders to test management strategies and identify needed actions on a scenically informed approach. 
During this workshop, participants have been familiarized with the new Data Management Tool (DMT) of the ISP software, integrated meteorological, hydrological, agricultural and fisheries data and initiated the spatial-temporal analysis of some Kneiss Model indicators.