Mediterranean wetlands – their current state and ways to improve their conservation

The recent report entitled “Mapping and assessment of the state of wetland ecosystems: a Mediterranean perspective” led by ETC-UMA, in the frame of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community initiative co-funded by the EU Interreg Mediterranean programme, is the result of the collaborative efforts of EU and Mediterranean projects and partners that made available 23 input geo-spatial datasets including the WetMainAreas …

El nuevo Instituto Universitario Hábitat, Territorio y Digitalización de Málaga (iHTD) abre sus puertas al Liceo Francés Internacional

Hoy martes 28 de junio de 9:30 a 13:00 hrs un equipo del recién creado iHTD formado por el  European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA), el Laboratorio de Geomorfología y Suelos, y el grupo de investigación Hábitat, Turismo y Territorio de la Universidad de Málaga ha acogido la visita de más de 50 escolares del Liceo Francés …

A new cooperation era for Mediterranean forests supported by technology

More than 120 Mediterranean representatives are participating in the thematic session on  “The use of new technologies and open data to better support restoration and sustainable management of forests” on Monday 21 March 2022 – 11:00am – 12:30pm (GMT+3) in the frame of the Mediterranean Forest Week taking place in Turkey. In partnership with the European Environment Agency (EEA), ETC-UMA …

ETC-UMA renews collaboration with Interreg Volunteer Youth

ETC-UMA has launched a new call to host two volunteers in Malaga for 6 months through the EU Interreg Volunteer Youth programme: 1. One enthusiastic volunteer will support the EU ENI CBC MED funded project “ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas – ENSERES”, that aims to improve the socio-ecological resilience of vulnerable areas and local economies for boosting long …

Marking wetlands and water

Like in the case of human bodies where 60% is water, our planet’s surface is alike with 71% water serving the rest of biodiversity living on it, us included. On 2 February 2022, International Wetlands Day, ETC-UMA wants to share with you our contribution to make wetlands better understood. We keep working on reconnecting (to) wetlands and helping set up …

ETC-UMA spreads cooperation within and across boundaries

The past months have witnessed a very active agenda for the European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA) to assist in the coordination of international efforts towards transboundary conservation and more effective protection of the Mediterranean biodiversity and its ecosystems. ETC-UMA partnered with several organisations to support the organisation of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Forum (MPA Forum) …

A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

The project ENSERES (ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas) funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med, has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities from five countries to start the work plan for the next 24 months, until September 2023. After more than ten …

The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The new report developed by the ETC-UMA (University of Malaga), as partner of the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) has shed light on the role of healthy wetland habitats in the carbon cycle and the ways European instruments report and consider them. Entitled “Carbon pools and sequestration potential of wetlands in the European Union”, this …

Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

On World Nature Conservation Day, the ETC-UMA team wants to wish you a happy summer surrounded by nature and friends. Wherever you are, be part of the healthy ecosystem you want around you and have a positive impact. Here are some tips to combat marine litter (provided by the MBPC project):