Project ID 549INT2006

The project is the result of the successful cooperation between IOC-UNESCO and the University of Portsmouth of the UK in the framework of the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme on Biodiversity strategy and 7th Environment Action. The objectives are: 1) Develop new empirical models on interaction between CC, biodiversity, functions and services from the tropics to the sub-polar regions. 2) Establish a framework to assess the vulnerability of marine social-ecological systems under CC scenarios and develop vulnerability indices. 3) Evaluate the effectiveness of nature-based solutions and protection measures enhancing the resilience. 4) Provide evidence based marine policy strategies.

  • On-going

USD 345,823

Total Project Budget

USD 5,845

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2020.06.01
End Date 2024.05.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
European Commission
European Union (EU)

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IOC1 - Member States critically supported in strengthening their capacity to conduct marine scientific research, generate knowledge, and develop and implement science-based tools, services, and policies in order to reverse the decline in ocean health and accelerate the transition towards sustainable management of ocean-related risks and opportunities
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 30%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 20%