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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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Take part in our interviews to develop the Youth4Ocean Forum

Are you between 16 and 30 years old and passionate about the Ocean? Do you live by the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea or the Arctic? We would like to hear your ideas for the development of our Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 05/03/20

Registrations to the WestMED Hackathons are open!

Last update: 11/05/19

Western Mediterranean countries strengthen co-operation to promote Blue Economy in the region

The Ministers of Western Mediterranean countries gathered in Naples (Italy), on 30 November 2017, in an Informal Ministerial Meeting endorsed and launched the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean – a goal-oriented series of joint actions to make the common sea space safer, cleaner and more productive.

Last update: 23/08/18

Mediterranean checkpoint Final version of second data adequacy report for Mediterranean

EU programmes making a difference but many difficulties remain - sediment balance, fisheries, habitats, waves , maritime traffic

Last update: 01/02/18

How good are Mediterranean marine data? first draft of second data adequacy report

looks at availability and appropriateness of marine data in the Mediterranean. includes annexes

Last update: 01/02/18

How good are marine data in the Mediterranean? - first data adequacy report

The first data adequacy report looks primarily at availability of data. They will be tested for appropriateness in a second phase

Last update: 01/02/18

Study supporting a possible network of maritime training academies and institutes in the Mediterranean Sea basin

Commissioned by DG MARE and carried out by the consultants of ECORYS.

Last update: 07/08/18

Launching event: Workshop on integrated maritime policy and maritime spatial planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (proceedings published)

The dedicated workshop was held under the working title "Workshop on integrated maritime policy and marine spatial planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea". The European Commission's contribution encompassed the co-organisation of the Launching event of the 7-day workshop that to take place on 20 September 2016 in Dalyan (Turkey). While the European Commission co-organised the Launching event, MEDCOAST Foundation was in charge of the 7-day workshop that follows.

Start date: 20/09/2016 - 00:00
Last update: 21/11/16

How to achieve a better governance for the sea basin in the Western Mediterranean?

Last collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Governance and means for a better implementation at sub regional basin level.

Start date: 15/03/2016 - 00:00
Last update: 15/03/16

Pour un transport maritime plus propre et plus sûr dans le cadre d’une planification des espaces maritimes

Third collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Maritime highways for safer and cleaner seas, including integrated surveillance issues.

Start date: 10/03/2016 - 00:00
Last update: 15/03/16

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