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A comparative study of marine litter on the seafloor of coastal areas in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Seas November 24, 2014

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Originally posted on Marine Litter News for clean&healthy seas:

Source: ScienceDirect

Authors: C. Ioakeimidis, C. Zeri, H. Kaberi, M. Galatchi, K. Antoniadis, N. Streftaris, F. Galgani, E. Papathanassiou, G. Papatheodorou

Abstract

In the present work, abundance, spatial distribution and qualitative composition, of benthic marine litter, were investigated in five study areas from the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Seas (Saronikos, Patras and Echinades Gulfs; Limassol Gulf; Constanta Bay). Surveys were performed using the monitoring protocol proposed by the Technical Group for Marine Litter. Densities ranged from 24 items/km2 to 1211 items/km2, with the Saronikos Gulf being the most affected area. Plastics were predominant in all study areas ranging from 45.2% to 95%. Metals and Glass/Ceramics reached maximum values of 21.9% and of 22.4%. The size distribution of litter items showed that ⩾50% fall into medium size categories (10 × 10 cm, 20 × 20 cm) along with an elevated percentage of small-sized (<5 × 5 cm) plastic litter items. The comparative analysis of the data…

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REGISTER NOW – Cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean: achievements and new challenges in focus during ‘NextMed’ Conference November 20, 2014

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The Joint Managing Authority is pleased to invite you to the ‘NextMed’ Conference which will take place on December 12, 2014 in Rome in order to mark the passage to the ENI (European Neighbourhood Instrument) CBC Med 2014-2020 Programme.

The Conference, sponsored by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, aims to showcase the achievements of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean region and highlight coming challenges under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI).

The event will gather a wide range of actors of the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation among political, EU and project representatives. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the strategy, objectives and priorities of the new ENI CBC Med Programme. In addition, an exhibition will offer a journey through the 95 projects funded by the ENPI CBC Med 2007-2013 Programme.

Agenda (draft 19.11.2014)
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Registration ONLY for ENPI CBC Med funded projects

Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended.

Practical information

Conference venue
Hotel Parco dei Principi
Via Gerolamo Frescobaldi, 5 Rome

Schedule
From 8.00 (registration and visit to projects’ exhibition) to 18.30

Please note that two thematic workshops focusing on ENPI CBC Med funded projects will run in parallel in the afternoon:

1. Projects dealing with “Socio-economic development” including Business and SMEs development, Support to education, research, technological development and innovation and Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty;

2. Projects dealing with “Environmental sustainability” including Water, Waste, Renewable energy and energy efficiency, Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

When registering online, participants are kindly requested to choose which workshop they wish to attend.

Pescares, un proyecto que implica a todos los usuarios de las Reservas Marinas November 13, 2014

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El “Proyecto Pescares” es una iniciativa colectiva, desarrollada por Océano Alfa, para promover y difundir la labor de las Reservas Marinas Pesqueras, el conocimiento de la pesca artesanal como fundamento de su creación y fomentar la práctica del buceo seguro y responsable.

El proyecto está cofinanciado por la Fundación Biodiversidad del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (MAGRAMA) y Fondo Europeo de Pesca (FEP), y cuenta con el apoyo de la Secretaría General de Pesca. El objetivo global de este proyecto es promover y fomentar la protección y conservación de los recursos pesqueros y naturales de dos reservas marinas: Cabo de Gata-Nijar y Cabo de Palos-Islas Hormigas.

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Workshop agenda: Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance, 16 of November 2014, Barcelona November 11, 2014

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Venue: 16 de November 2014 Room M216 at the CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (Spain).

‘Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance’ (to) Demystifying the Idea of Ocean Governance is Workshop 2 (W2) preceding the ‘2nd International Ocean Research Conference’, Barcelona, 17-21 of November, 2014.

This workshop aims to discuss the many different – partially overlapping but far from compatible – uses of the trendy concept of governance among those who think about contemporary ocean issues. We are not expecting to we will all be adopting the same definition. Rather, we want to bring some order to the existing chaos of thinking that goes under the rubric of ocean governance.

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Observant el mar amb els ulls dels ciutadans November 7, 2014

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12 Novembre 2014, 19:00
Ubicació: Cosmocaixa Barcelona
Impartida per: Equip del projecte Observadors del Mar
Filiació: ICM-CSIC

Després d’un estiu ple d’activitat (presentacions i jornades pràctiques amb voluntaris) i de recollir a més de 3000 observacions al nostre portal d’Observadors del Mar, volem compartir amb tothom els primers resultats del projecte i plantejar junts noves opcions de col·laboració pel 2015.

Entrada lliure, aforament limitat. Apùnta’t via www.observadoresdelmar.es

Programa:

19:00 h
El Projecte Observadors del Mar: resultats i novetats. A càrrec de Joaquim Garrabou i Elisabetta Broglio

19:20 h
Taula rodona: On som i cap on anem? Diàleg entre ciutadans i científics

Macarena Marambio- Responsable projecte Alerta Meduses
Antoni García- Responsable projecte Peixos indicadors de canvi climàtic
Oscar Sagué- IFSUA asociació per a la promoció, defensa i difusió de una pràctica responsable de les activitats subaquàtiques, col·laborador del Projecte
Mauricio Pulido- Plataforma de Pescadores artesanales MedArtNet, para una pesca responsable y sostenible
Isabel Bonhoure- Oficina de Ciència Ciudadana de Barcelona

Modera: Josep Maria Gili

BLUE GROWTH IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE BLACK SEA: DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE FOR FOOD SECURITY November 5, 2014

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The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in cooperation with the European Commission, are pleased to organize the Regional Aquaculture Conference: “Blue Growth in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea: developing sustainable aquaculture for food security”. The Conference will be held in Bari (Italy) on 9–11 December 2014.

This event will address sustainable aquaculture development under the Blue Growth perspective with a view to fostering socioeconomic growth and food security in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Download the brochure: En ǀ Fr 

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‘NextMed’ Conference, Rome 12 December 2014 October 30, 2014

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The Joint Managing Authority is pleased to invite you to the ‘NextMed’ Conference which will take place on December 12, 2014 in Rome in order to mark the passage to the ENI CBC Med 2014-2020 Programme.

The Conference, supported by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, aims to showcase the achievements of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean region and highlight coming challenges under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI).

The event will gather a wide range of actors of the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation among political, EU and project representatives. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the strategy, objectives and priorities of the new ENI CBC Med Programme. In addition, an exhibition will offer a unique journey through the 95 projects funded by the ENPI CBC Med 2007-2013 Programme.

Detailed information as well as the agenda and registration form will be available soon on the Programme’s  website: www.enpicbcmed.eu

An environmental alliance for a sustainable and fair Mediterranean October 29, 2014

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The 3 October 2014, Legambiente has organized in Palermo (Sicily) a meeting with representatives of Associations from France, Morocco, Tunisia, Malta and Spain  with the aim to talk about an environmental alliance for a sustainable and fair Mediterranean. The final object of this alliance is to build a common action between the social actors of the Mediterranean basin, so that it can become a sea full of rights, peace, solidarity and sustainable cultural and economic exchanges; a place where to arise a new concept of international cooperation, based on a more equal exchange of experiences, ideas and responsibility.
During the meeting partners discussed about various issues like renewable energies, climate change and citizens involvement. All the participants to the meeting are convinced that environmentalism, combining the environment safeguard with social, cultural and economic development, is more than others the right perspective from which we can front the dramatic consequences of both climate and economic crises.
The meeting had a very good effect; the associations have established a roadmap to the COP 2015 to be held in Paris 2015. It is one of the first important meetings where the entire world will talk about climate change and next steps binding for countries: the Alliance has to act to emphasise the climate change problems referred to the Mediterranean countries!

Atelier EUCC France – Érosion côtière: des techniques montagnardes pour protéger le littoral varois October 22, 2014

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Originally posted on Coastal & MarinE-News:

Toulon, 18 oct. 2014 (AFP) –

Filets anti-éboulements, gabions en rondins d’acacia: des techniques utilisées en montagne sont expérimentées sur
le littoral varois pour contrecarrer l’érosion, ce fléau qui a arraché l’hiver dernier jusqu’à vingt mètres de côte en
Aquitaine.
“Il faut travailler avec la nature plutôt que contre la nature”, explique la présidente de l’association française du
réseau européen du littoral (EUCC-France), Yvonne Battiau-Queney.
“Mais pour utiliser des processus naturels, il faut les connaître”, souligne l’initiatrice d’ateliers organisés mardi et
mercredi dans la région toulonnaise pour sensibiliser à des remèdes compatibles avec le développement durables.
L’érosion côtière est une préoccupation nationale, souligne Loïc Gouguet, chargé de mission littoral à l’Office
national des Forêts (ONF). “Une +stratégie nationale de gestion du trait de côte+ n’est pourtant en place que
depuis 2011″, pointe-t-il.
Il est par exemple impossible de chiffrer avec précision les mètres carrés abandonnés chaque année à la mer.

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La expedición Tara en Barcelona October 20, 2014

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Taller Tara Mediterraneo
Una asamblea de ciudadanos en torno a temas ambientales clave del Mar Mediterráneo ANTROPIZACIÓN Y CONTAMINACIÓN EN EL MEDITERRÁNEO: IMPACTOS Y SOLUCIONES 23 de octobre à las 15h Palacio Pedralbes, UfMS Headquarters
Calle Pere Duran Farell 11
(formerly called: Calle Fernando Primo de Rivera 11)
Presentación
Sobre la base de un proyecto de investigación sobre el impacto de los desechos plásticos en el ecosistema marino en el Mediterráneo, la goleta Tara navega en el Mediterráneo hasta diciembre de 2014, con 22 paradas en 11 países diferentes. Sobre la base de los proyectos científicos a bordo desarrollamos talleres de dialogo con la sociedad para intercambiar visiones distintas de las cuestiones ambientales en el mar Mediterráneo. Estas acciones tienen como objetivo principal contribuir a la conciencia mundial sobre estos temas, sino también para avanzar en acciones concretas a nivel local y estimular el debate público sobre la gestión de las politicas publicas relacionadas con la contaminación y los desechos en el mar.
Organización del Taller
Los talleres se presentan en un formato de 2 a 3 horas, para un grupo de 10 a 20 personas. El equipo organizador está formado por un Moderador y un Relator. Dos o tres expertos – científicos, líderes comunitarios, responsables de ONGs, professionales, ciudadanos – conducen el dialogo sobre diversos temas específicos propuestos. Estos talleres se llevarán a cabo con los socios de la expedición, actores locales, investigadores y representantes de las instituciones. Las conclusiones de los dialogos estaran editadas en un “Livre Bleu de Tara Mediterrannée” en 2015.
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Coordinacion: Tara Expeditions Responsable: Andre ABREU mail: andre@taraexpeditions.org mob: +33 665121012
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