English translation of the "Med Sea Life in a Warming World" Calendar. A self-financed publication born at the end of 2020 with a dissemination purpose trying to tell to a not-expert audience some of the main effects induced by the climate change on the most vulnerable marine ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea, giving some insights on ongoing research approaches to cope with this issue from now on. Distributed under Creative Common Licence 4.0: CC-BY-NC-ND
A short story of twelve months to tell the main threats affecting the marine life of the Med Sea with a special focus on the main CC-related and human-driven impacts. CC BY-NC-ND
Due to the ongoing pandemic emergency we are still forced to change our lifestyle habits day by day. This is a great occasion to keep going on with documentation and outreach mission, enforcing personal commitment in the spreading of OCEAN LITERACY and raising awareness of marine ecosystems relevance especially amongst the youngest generations. Despite the great efforts undertaken by the scientific community over the years to fill knowledge gaps, developing more cost-effective monitoring techniques and implementing proper conservation plans, the perception by the majority of people often remains limited and confined to a relationship due to a seasonal use and a rough knowledge of the marine and coastal ecosystems complexity. In order to reduce this too tangible distance between the "confined" research world and the huge number of users not directly involved in the study of marine ecosystems, this dissemination project is mainly aimed at primary school children but at the same time some practical activities will take place with the effective involvement of parents, in the attempt to bring them with their children to a more respectful and conscious relationship with the sea. The outreach activities of the "MBioKids Project" will be developed through remote learning mode and partly implemented with fieldwork sessions, essentially based on the exploration of some relevant coastal ecosystems.The main part will take place within the MaB Reserve "Circeo National Park", for instance through the direct observation of naturally beached organisms according to the borrowed rule of the perfect conscious diver "look but don't take anything away".