Maritime Forum

he name Mediterranean is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning "inland" or "in the middle of the land" (from medius, "middle" and terra, "land"). It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km² (965,000 sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic (the Strait of Gibraltar) is only 14 km wide.

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Developing Authentic and Attractive Destinations across the West Mediterranean

First collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Sustainable coastal and maritime tourism including cruise and nautical transport (North-South Corridor).

Start date: 04/03/2016 (All day)
Last update: 15/03/16

Call for proposals - Projects on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

to support the launch and implementation of concrete, cross-border cooperation initiatives between Member States in the Northern European Atlantic (Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast), the Western Mediterranean (including Malta) and the Eastern Mediterranean (Adriatic, Ionian and Cyprus)

Last update: 27/01/16

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, 17 November 2015

Over 100 participants from 33 countries, including about a dozen Ministers/State Secretaries, as well as Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Karmenu Vella met in Brussels for the first Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy.

Last update: 01/02/18

BLUEMED High-level Conference - 16 October at Pavillion Aquae – Expo Venice, Venice, Italy

The BLUEMED initiative (as part of the Marine Research and Innovation agenda) represents a huge effort to create coherence amongst marine research and innovation priorities at EU, sea basin and national levels and to mainstream blue growth objectives into the relevant instruments. The BLUEMED initiative will be endorsed by nine EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus) on 16 October in Venice, in the presence of Commissioner Moedas.

Start date: 16/10/2015 (All day)
Last update: 01/02/18

MedSEA CheckPoint - second annual meeting

how fit for use are the marime data in the Mediterranean?

Start date: 05/10/2015 (All day)
Last update: 25/09/15

Call for Proposals for IMP-related actions in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean (Winners announced)

The main aim of this call is to support coordinated action in the context of the IMP, which will carry inter-sectoral and cross-border elements. The call seeks to promote mutual understanding, awareness-raising and joint responses to well-identified challenges hindering integration between maritime sectors in areas such as marine research, coastal and maritime tourism, maritime transport, marine environment, business and skills development, and clustering of maritime activities. Given these varied targets, the call will award one grant to each of the following actions:

Last update: 19/10/16

Mediterranean checkpoint - Data Adequacy report

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint aims to document the reliability and utility of the existing monitoring system at the sea basin level, by developing fitness for use indicators to show the appropriateness and availability of monitoring data for the production of Challenge targeted products.

Last update: 01/02/18

EMODnet MedSea Checkpoint panel meeting

The team has been set a number of challenges to test how well marine data in the Mediterranean meets the needs of users. The results will be presented to a panel of users.

Start date: 08/04/2015 - 13:00
Last update: 23/06/15

Simulated oil spill in the Mediterranean

as part of an exercise to test how quickly it was feasible to react to a marine disaster in the Mediterranean, the project team was informed without warning of an oil leak.

Last update: 05/11/14

7th Meeting of the Working Group on IMP in the Mediterranean (Brussels, 21-22 October 2014)

Press release - Publication of documetns and presentations

Last update: 23/06/17

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