The aim of the MedPAN North project is to improve MPA management effectiveness, including in the marine Natura 2000 sites and to contribute to the establishment of a network of MPAs, as part of the international commitments, and particularly the European commitments in this area.

This aim will be reached through various activities in 5 different components:

  1. Innovative aspects of MPA management
  2. Sustainable management of fisheries in MPAs
  3. Sustainable management of tourism in MPAs
  4. Communication
  5. Project management.

For each component, structuring the cross-national activities of the network (common recommendations, common tools...) will be systematically ensured with the implementation of concrete management activities (monitoring, area planning, consultation, communication, etc...) in different MPAs. Two pilot projects will be implemented.