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

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.

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Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL MARINE CENTRE

Address

Localita Sa Mardini
09170 Oristano

Italy

Administrative Contact

Renato COVACCI

Participants (26)

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AGENZIA PER LA PROTEZIONE DELL'AMBIENTE E PER I SERVIZI TECNICI

Italy

AL AZHAR UNIVERSITY - GAZA

Palestine

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

HYDRO ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO

Bosnia and Herzegovina

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DE LA MER

Tunisia

INSTITUTE FOR MARINE BIOLOGY, KOTOR

INSTITUTE OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY OF ALBANIA

Albania

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY & FISHERIES

Croatia

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC & LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Israel

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Italy

LABORATOIRE D'ETUDES MARITIMES

Algeria

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Cyprus

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Lebanon

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY

Slovenia

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES

Egypt

TISHREEN UNIVERSITY

Syria

UNESCO - UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

France

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF MALTA

Malta

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVR1-CT-2001-20010

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 March 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 369 998

  • EU contribution

    € 2 369 998

Coordinated by:

INTERNATIONAL MARINE CENTRE

Italy