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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

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)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 429 980
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Colombo (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 322 600
Address
Carretera De Utrera Km 1
41013 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosario Jiménez (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE ABDELMALEK ESSAADI
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 106 296,60
Address
Avenue Palestine Quartier M Hannech Ii
93030 Tetouan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Driss Nachite (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 184 567,20
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 229 760
Address
Qasr El Ainy Street 101 101
101 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Suzan Kholeif (Prof.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 293 153,20
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Karmass (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT NATIONAL DU LITTORAL
Algeria
EU contribution
€ 123 200
Address
Avenue Mohamed Fellah 30 Kouba
16050 Alger
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aomar Khaber (Dr.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 363 664,25
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
ACRI ETUDES ET CONSEIL
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 312 898
Address
Rue Mustapha El Maani 6 Eme 209
20130 Casablanca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sanaa Meziane Elotmani (Ms.)
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
EU contribution
€ 302 796,25
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Tauber (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 237 119,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Mazzetti (Dr.)