Phase I: Research policy frameworks for establishment and management of proposed marine protected areas
Deliverables: Typology of nature reserve design and management for a) Israeli terrestrial and coastal reserves; b)Mediterranean Sea reserves (also called “Special Protected Areas”). Website of project. Assessment measures: networking gains; participation in conferences; dissemination of inventory and characterizations; dissemination of typology structures
Phase II: Review of decision support tools.
Deliverables: Toolkit for regional/local MPA design and management. Assessment measures: Siting proposals linked to spatially explicit management plan proposals; outreach to the public, policy makers and area users about the project
Phase III: Use of decision support tool(s) and spatial outcomes analysis. Deliverables: Results of spatial analysis and comparisons; summary publication of results and research project report. Assessment measures: Identification of what accounts for differences between outcomes