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Marine  Ecosystem  Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa

Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa

Objective

MEDINA is designed to enhance Northern African Countries’s monitoring capacity of their coastal areas ecosystems, including fish stocks resources, and consequently their capacity to implement environmental policies, conventions and protocols. In response to this Call for proposal and supported by a strong European partnership, MEDINA focuses on the Mediterranean coasts of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.
The plan to enhance those States monitoring capacity relies on a scientific and technology transfer approach, starting from the solid European experience in Mediterranean coasts management and active participation across GEO activities and Communities of Practice. MEDINA plans to achieve its objectives by implementing and demonstrating a set of five thematic pilot case studies, based on the requirements identified during the project’s initial phase. Relevant data include satellite earth observations (EO), in-situ monitoring networks, airborne and ground survey information as well as socio-economic data, ecological analyses and national and regional cartographic datasets. Data availability to all parties will be ensured through the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI). Existing software components for data access, processing and modelling will be adapted to requirements gathered within MEDINA and integrated in the GCI. MEDINA will exploit the GCI capabilities populating its registries and complying with the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. In agreement with the GCI System of Systems philosophy, MEDINA will build on existing National capacities -represented in the project by key actors in ICZM- completing and advancing them, where necessary. MEDINA will mobilize such resources by assembling them in a dedicated e-infrastructure. Addressing user requirements, a set of specific tools will complete the platform to advance the scientific knowledge.These tools will enable MEDINA to assess the status of the coastal ecosystem, including fish stocks and marine habitats.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Address

Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 548 540

Administrative Contact

Stefania Quaderni (Ms.)

Participants (11)

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UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 429 980

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 322 600

UNIVERSITE ABDELMALEK ESSAADI

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 106 296,60

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 184 567,20

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 229 760

UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 293 153,20

COMMISSARIAT NATIONAL DU LITTORAL

Algeria

EU Contribution

€ 123 200

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 363 664,25

ACRI ETUDES ET CONSEIL

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 312 898

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

EU Contribution

€ 302 796,25

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 237 119,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282977

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 195 231,70

  • EU contribution

    € 3 454 575

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy