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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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

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

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

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