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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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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

Caliph Prospect 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

Study on maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

DG MARE has commissioned a study to provide policy makers at the EU and sea-basin levels an updated analysis of the current status and potential development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas.

Last update: 27/06/18

How good are the marine data in the Mediterranean? - literature survey for Mediterranean checkpoint

Their approach was to select a number of applications and determine how easy it was to access and use the data needed for these applications and how fit for purpose the data were

Last update: 29/09/14

Blue Growth country and sea-basin reports (Mediterranean, Adriatic & Ionian, and the Black Sea)

Please address your queries to: MARE-D1@ec.europa.eu

Last update: 05/03/16

6th meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) in the Mediterranean (Brussels, 30-31 October 2013) - Final Documents

Dear all, The 6th Meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy in the Mediterranean took place in Brussels on 30-31 October 2013.   Please find enclosed the final versions of following documents: Meeting Report Meeting Conclusions  

Last update: 23/06/17

6th Working Group on IMP in the Mediterranean (Brussels, 30-31 October 2013) - Speakers' Presentations

Dear all, First of all, we would like to thank you for your participation at the 6th Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) in the Mediterranean (Brussels, 30-31 October 2013) and for your contributions during the discussions. Please find enclosed the list of participants, as well as the presentations given during the meeting.

Last update: 23/06/17

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