“Kick-off meeting”: Malta, November 12th-14th, 2013
From 12th to 14th of November 2013, GID will organise a conference in Malta open to all countries bordering the Mediterranean, in order to initiate the process leading to the creation of the ODMED.
It will bring together about 60 to 80 people, with part of decision makers (from both public and private domains), users and existing or potential developers of the Mediterranean basin, and with part of representative scientists representative of marine stations and laboratories around the Mediterranean. Related sciences (climatology, atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, …) will be also represented as well as other communities with skills in line with the objectives of the Observatory (sociologists, economists, …)
The objective is to lay the groundwork for the establishment and operation of ODMED:
Consistency of players: relationship between marine stations, laboratories, local and national authorities, companies, producers, associations, …
Products and services: databases, standards, certifications, indicators, labels
Organisation: tools, structures, vectors
Modes of action and development, relationships with existing structures – networks, funding, training, …
This conference will lead to the formulation of strategy elements in the medium and long term, on a plan of action based on cooperation between local actors and the establishment of the functional structure of the ODMED.