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As a base for the project data management a central data exchange platform was implemented and maintained for internal data dissemination, map making and as a data server. As the dissemination of existing scientific knowledge about the consequences of climate change was a focus of HABIT-CHANGE, an innovative web-based Spatial Decision Support Framework for the adaptation of management in protected sites was developed. This software tool embodies technical documentation easily applicable for local stakeholders of nature protection sites to visualise the spatial effect of climate change to their site and habitats, enabling them to propose future management solutions.

Moreover, especially for NATURA 2000 areas, designs for Climate Change Adapted Management Plans (CAMPs) were elaborated. CAMPs included maps, texts and a management measure handbook. Measures for an adapted management are, for example, (1) selection of redundant reserves, (2) selection of locations in reserves that provide climatic habitat diversity, (3) flexible buffer-zone management, (4) management for landscape connectivity and species dispersal mechanisms, and (5) management for habitat maintenance. The CAMPs helped local stakeholders to implement abstract scientific knowledge into practical on-site management of protected areas, and they specified possibilities for legal implementation of climate change effects and mitigation into the NATURA 2000 network.