The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development dashboard (MSSD)

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/Regional Activity Center, 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 the MapX geospatial platform for environmental data ( under the umbrella of the World Environment Situation Room (WESR). More specifically, the project, conducted in 2021, consisted of a pilot that aimed at demonstrating 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. The results of this pilot were presented at the Plan Bleu’s National Focal Points Meeting in May 2021 and were very well received by the contracting parties.

WESR-Mediterranean data catalog
To go through the various geospatial layers unroll the different categories (e.g. "SCP/RAC", "SOED", "Contextual" etc.) and switch the layers on.

Story map showing a series of MapX functionalities and features to boost the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) dashboard
To read this story map, click on the figures at the bottom or scroll down with your mouse.