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Mediterranean network to assess and upgrade the monitoring and forecasting activity in the region

Objective

Sustainable development requires the intelligent management of the marine environment, protecting the marine ecosystem and minimising the impacts of climate change and human use of resources. Operational ocean monitoring and forecasting based on sound science, reliable assessment, and efficient co-operation between nations, is the main tool for a better management. In the Mediterranean, the basis of a pre-operational forecasting system is developed by ongoing RTD projects, but still coastal areas coverage and integrate efforts of all bordering countries are lacking. This proposal catalyses co-operation through all Mediterranean countries to identify gaps in the present capability and enhance ability in observing, modelling and forecasting the ecosystem; raise awareness on the benefits of ocean forecasting; disseminate results and products; upgrade the infrastructure to underpin further research towards the design of a viable ocean now casting/forecasting of the state of the sea, according to end-user needs.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL MARINE CENTRE
Address
Localita Sa Mardini
09170 Oristano
Italy

Participants (26)

AGENZIA PER LA PROTEZIONE DELL'AMBIENTE E PER I SERVIZI TECNICI
Italy
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma
AL AZHAR UNIVERSITY - GAZA
Palestine
Address
Al Thalatheny Street
Gaza
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,passeig Joan De Borbo S/n
08039 Barcelona
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
HYDRO ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address
Stjepana Tomica 1
71000 Sarajevo
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Zone Portuaire De Brégaillon
83507 La Seyne Sur Mer
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DE LA MER
Tunisia
Address
Rue Du 2 Mars 1934, 28
2025 Salammbo
INSTITUTE FOR MARINE BIOLOGY, KOTOR
Address
Dobrota Bb
85330 Kotor
INSTITUTE OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY OF ALBANIA
Albania
Address
Durresit Street 219
Tirana
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY & FISHERIES
Croatia
Address
Mestroviceco Setaliste 63
21000 Split
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
Address
8,Avenida Del Brasil 31
28002 Madrid
ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC & LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Israel
Address
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Forte S. Teresa
19100 La Spezia
LABORATOIRE D'ETUDES MARITIMES
Algeria
Address
Rue Asselah Hocine, 30
16000 Alger
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address

33730 Erdemli - Icel
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Cyprus
Address
Aeolou 13
1416 Nicosia
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Lebanon
Address
Sport City Boulevard, Bir Hassan
8281 Beirut
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY
Slovenia
Address
Fornace 41
6330 Piran Pirano
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Localita Sa Mardini
09072 Oristano
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Empress Dock, European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES
Egypt
Address
Kasr El-ainy Street 101
11511 Cairo
TISHREEN UNIVERSITY
Syria
Address

Lattakia
UNESCO - UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
France
Address
7,Rue Miollis 1
75732 Paris
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Greece
Address
Vassileos Konstantinou 48
11610 Athens
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Piazza Kennedy, 12
48100 Ravenna
UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
Malta
Address

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