MapX in support to the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD)
The aim of this project is to enable the access to geospatial datasets relevant for Plan Bleu (and Regional Activity Centers), the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP MAP) secretariat and the contracting parties of the Barcelona Convention, in the frame of the monitoring of Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) implementation, through a sustainability dashboard composed of 28 indicators. Additional thematic planches feed the dashboard to illustrate in more detail specific relations between pressures resulting from human activities and the state of the environment. The collaboration makes use of MapX under the umbrella of the World Environment Situation Room (WESR), which is the UNEP environmental data and knowledge platform. More specifically, the project consists of a pilot that shall demonstrate the feasibility for Plan Bleu/Regional Activity Center to present spatially explicit information to the contracting parties of the Barcelona Convention, through customized maps and story maps, from an online platform.