Many efforts have been deployed for developing Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Both basins have, and continue to suffer severe environmental degradation. In many areas this has led to unsustainable trends, which have impacted, on economic activities and human well-being.  An important progress has been made with the launch of the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean Sea in January 2008.

 The main goal of the PEGASO project is to construct a shared Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Governance Platform (figure 1) with scientists, users and decision-makers linked with new models of governance.

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Figure 1: The ICZM Platform for adaptive management