An International Workshop on Ecosystem-based Management has been held in

Marseille, France, from 4th to 5th of February 2020, Oceanomed, MIO-Pytheas, Campus de Luminy, Aix Marseille University.

According to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Ecosystem-based Approach (EA) should enable us to understand and assess the functioning of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems and their dependent services. As an integrated management process, this strategy promotes both conservation and sustainable use and provides benefits in a more equitable way. First used for fisheries management, the EA has become a valuable tool for ecosystem services assessment and for marine protected areas (MPA) monitoring and governance, especially in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, the perception that man belongs to ecosystems (socio-ecosystems) is a key feature of the EA.

The aim of organising a Workshop on Ecosystem-based Management in Marseille was to bring together managers, stakeholders and the scientific community to discuss this crucial topic within the framework of the Integrated LIFE MarHa project, headed by the French Agency of Biodiversity and set up by the European Union.

The Workshop has been a two-day event, consisting in plenary sessions introduced by key-note speakers and concluded by general discussions. The main topics have included: Ecosystem-based Approach for fisheries management, Ecosystem Services assessment, Ecosystem-based monitoring, Ecosystem-based Approach for MPA management and conservation, Ecosystem-based Approach for terrestrial ecosystems and social-ecosystem-based approach. The International Workshop has focused on Marine and Coastal Ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea.


The submitted abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Workshop and you have received an e-mail to inform you of acceptance of an oral communication or a poster.

The contributions are now collected and submitted to a final review to follow the template of the referenced publication ‘Vie et Milieu’/’Life & Environment’ of the Observatoire of Banyuls (France) (special edition).

The contributions must fit the template :

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The Proceedings will be edited at the end of 2020.