This workshop seeks to bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts to work with data from areas in African and Mediterannean countries which are classified as data-poor areas. The workshop aim is to make the data visible through training and a synthesis of the results.
This event will cover how to describe marine biodiversity trends and indicators, identify available datasets, manipulate the datasets to make them comparable and inform on available statistical analyses. The intention is to start an analysis of marine biodiversity trends that have occurred in African and Mediterannean countries during the last 3 to 5 decades. The overall objective is to work collaboratively towards a global meta-analysis to produce an expert overview on the state and dynamics of marine biodiversity in these two regions. The workshop will result in a common protocol to analyse marine biodiversity trends, including the preliminary results of observed trends in marine biodiversity in these areas and their potential drivers. A preliminary outline of a summary publication will be created.