MEDCOAST 2015, 06-10 October 2015, Varna, Bulgaria, save the dates!

MEDCOAST 2015, 06-10 October 2015, Varna, Bulgaria       

SAVE THE DATES!  

The Twelfth International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment will be organised in Varna, Bulgaria during 06 – 10 October 2015. The bi-annual conference series organised by MEDCOAST deals with all kinds of coastal and marine issues and attracts scientists, experts, managers, planners, policy makers, administrators, resource developers, users and conservationists from all corners of the world, who are interested in integrated coastal and marine management.

The conference has been organised very regularly in October or November of the odd numbered years since 1993 and has established itself as one of the most significant coastal and marine scientific events. The 12th conference in Varna will be the second time for visiting the Black Sea shore after the Sochi (Russian Federation) conference in 2009. The peer-reviewed papers published in MEDCOAST Conference Proceedings are covered by the major indexing schemes including ISI Thomson Reuters, Scopus and Compendex. It has been customary to publish special issues of the leading coastal and marine management journals by using papers selected from MEDCOAST conferences.

Important dates:

*Conference web-page become operational

and on-line abstract submission starts: February 2015

*Announcement of Co-organising institutions: March 2015

*Online abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2015

*Notification of accepted abstracts: 31 May 2015


*Deadline for proposing special sessions: 15 July 2015


*Full manuscript submission deadline: 30 July 2015

Important:

* INSTITUTIONS AND PEOPLE WISHING TO PROPOSE SPECIAL SESSIONS IN THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM;

* INSTITUTIONS THAT WISH TO BE INVOLVED IN THE ORGANISATION OF THE CONFERENCE, OR BE A SPONSOR OR SUPPORTER OF THE CONFERENCE;

Please write to MEDCOAST 2015 Conference Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you in Varna!

MEDCOAST 2015 Conference Secretariat

Topics of MEDCOAST 2015:

A. Coastal systems; Ecosystems and conservation issues

  • Geography, geology, geomorphology, sedimentology;
  • Coastal oceanography;
  • Coastal and marine ecosystems, biology and ecology;
  • Marine mammals, endangered species;
  • Conservation issues, biodiversity, exotic & invasive species;
  • Coastal ecosystems management;
  • Rehabilitation of damaged ecosystems;
  • Coastal and marine protected areas;
  • Coastal landscapes.

B. Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) fundamentals and projects

  • Theoretical framework and case reports;
  • Ecosystem approach to ICM;
  • Coastal management tools and instruments, databases;
  • Coastal and marine policy, science and policy / governance integration;
  • Coastal governance, institutional arrangements;
  • International efforts and programs in ICM;
  • Legal, economic and social issues;
  • Environmental / ecological economics, green and blue economy;
  • Education, public involvement & NGO role, media role;
  • Evaluation of ICM impacts, coastal management indicators;
  • Demonstration pilot projects.

C. Specific coastal management issues

  • Coastal / submarine archaeology, management of ancient sites, monuments and ship wrecks;
  • Coastal wetlands, dunes, estuaries, deltas and lagoons;
  • Beaches and their management;
  • Coastal water resources and watershed management;
  • Water quality management, water and sediment pollution, land-based sources, hazardous wastes, algal blooms, bio-indicators of pollution and monitoring, pollution control;
  • Marine litter, solid wastes management;
  • Trans-boundary pollution issues, legal context;
  • Environmental impacts, coastal degradation,
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA);
  • Disaster prevention, mitigation and management;
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation strategies.

D. Sustainable coastal development

  • Sustainable development concerns, indicators, sustainable development of coastal and marine resources;
  • Coastal and maritime spatial planning;
  • Urban development issues, waterfront renovation;
  • Coastal tourism planning and management, ecotourism, recreation, marine tourism;
  • Living resources, fisheries, mariculture;
  • Transportation issues, oil transport;
  • Sitting of major industrial facilities.

E. Coastal engineering, Modelling, Decision support systems, Data management

  • Coastal, environmental and ecosystem modelling;
  • Coastal hydrodynamics;
  • Coastal sediment transport and erosion;
  • Coastal processes, erosion control and shoreline management;
  • Coastal and ecocoastal engineering;
  • Water level changes, sea level rise and consequences;
  • Coastal and marine monitoring;
  • Use of remote sensing technology and geographic information systems in coastal management.

Mediterranean Coastal Foundation (Akdeniz Kıyı Vakfı)

Ataturk Mah. Sulungur Cad. No: 43,Dalyan 48840, Mugla Turkey

Tel: +90 252 2844450 Fax: + 90 252 2844405

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http://www.medcoast.net/

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas current events - Number 6, 2014

Hello,

2014 is ending... Like every year, November was the richest month in exchanges. This newsletter highlights the four most significant events of the month. Looking forward to sharing information on Mediterranean MPAs with you again in 2015, we wish you joyful festive days.

Kind regards,

The MedPAN Secretariat
www.medpan.org

 

The full newsletter can be found online, in French and English.

Hello,

2014 is ending... Like every year, November was the richest month in exchanges. This newsletter highlights the four most significant events of the month. Looking forward to sharing information on Mediterranean MPAs with you again in 2015, we wish you joyful festive days.


Kind regards,

The MedPAN Secretariat
www.medpan.org

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas current events - Number 5, 2014

Hello,

Just ahead of the Sydney World Parks Congress and the MedPAN's experience sharing workshop from 25 to 27 November in Albania, the MedPAN network continues to grow.

Three new organisations have asked to join MedPAN, the associations "Discovery of Nature" from Algeria and "Columbares" in Spain and the Montenegrin NGO "Posidonia Center for Development and Resources". MedPAN's General Assembly will decide on this on 28 november. MedPAN today counts 58 members and 36 partners from 18 Mediterranean countries representing over 90 MPAs.

You will find in this newsletter some of the latest activity published on the MedPAN website. Please do contact us if you have information you want to share with the MedPAN network of MPA managers in the Mediterranean.

Kind regards,

The MedPAN Secretariat

The full newsletter can be found online, in French and English.

Science for MPA Management, Issue 3, October 2014

Mediterranean coastal industries within sustainable marine development

Dear all,

Industrial pollution has a heavy impact on the biodiversity and ecosystems of our oceans and the problem is paramount in the densily populated Mediterranean basin.

This third edition of "Science for MPA management" gives an overview of where we stand in terms of industrial pollution impacts, policies adopted to combat them at a Mediterranean scale and what it means for MPA managers.

Sustainable industrial strategies at trans national, national and local scales need to become a reality quickly. Numerous projects are ongoing to support this shift. MedTrends led by WWF France, is one of them and is looking at evaluating the marine impact of the projected economic growth in the Mediterrranean over the next few years and how blue growth strategies and marine spatial planning can limit adverse effects on the sea. Download Science for MPA Management, Issue 3.

Check our monthly newsletter or the news section of our website for illustrative examples of this hot topic when they make the news. Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think of this third issue! Happy reading...

Kind regards,
The MedPAN Secretariat

 


Industries côtières en Méditerranée dans le cadre d'un développement marin durable

Bonjour,

La pollution industrielle a un fort impact sur la biodiversité et les écosystèmes de nos océans et ce problème est à son paroxysme dans notre très peuplé bassin méditerranéen.


Cette troisième édition de « La science pour la gestion des AMP » présente une synthèse des impacts des pollutions industrielles, des politiques adoptées pour les combattre à l’échelle méditerranéenne et européenne et ce que ça implique pour les gestionnaires d’AMP.

Des stratégies industrielles durables à des niveaux transnationaux,nationaux et locaux doivent devenir des réalités dans les plus brefs délais. De nombreux projets sont en cours pour soutenir cette transformation. MedTrends (piloté par WWF France) par exemple, est un de ces projets chargé d’évaluer les impacts marins de la croissance économique méditerranéenne au cours des prochaines années et de préciser comment des stratégies de croissance bleue et de planification spatiale marine peuvent limiter les effets néfastes sur l’environnement marin. Télécharger le numéro 3 de " La science pour la gestion des AMP ".

Retrouvez dans notre newsletter mensuelle ou dans les actualités de notre site web pour trouvez des examples concrets sur ce sujet d’actualité. N’hésitez pas à nous faire savoir ce que vous pensez de ce troisième numéro! Bonne lecture ...

Cordialement,
Le Secrétariat MedPAN

 

‘Double trouble’: the expansion of the Suez Canal and marine bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Sea

Egypt to build new Suez canal… ‘This giant project will be the creation of a new Suez canal parallel to the current channel’ said Mohab Mamish, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, in a televised speech.” (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/egypt-build-new-suez-canal, viewed August 13, 2014).

The letter is available under Open Access at:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-014-0778-y

 

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas current events - Number 4, 2014

Hello,

Even if you, unlike Lewis Pugh, did not swim for Marine Protected Areas this summer, we hope it went well...

The busy autumn period is now in full swing, with important dates and activities to come. Among the highlights: the eleven small projects that were selected by MedPAN's Board of Directors in the framework of the 2014 Call for Small Projects (we will make them public after the last administrative details are sorted); the 12th COP of the CBD that is 2 weeks away with 2 side events featuring the Mediterranean sea (EBSAs and MPAs); the World Park Congress; and of course MedPAN's experience sharing workshop from 25 to 27 November in Albania. Please remember to register before 20 October. 

You will find in this newsletter some of the latest activity published on the MedPAN website. Please do contact us if you have information you want to share with the MedPAN network of MPA managers in the Mediterranean.

Kind regards,

The MedPAN Secretariat
www.medpan.org

 

The full newsletter can be found online, in French and English.

PEGASO IRA Publication

The Integrated Regional Assessments  in support of ICZM in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins has been published and is available for download.

For bibliographic purposes, this document should be cited as follows:
Santoro F., Lescrauwaet A.K., Taylor J., Breton F. (eds). Integrated Regional Assessments in support of ICZM in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins. Paris, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, 2014. 84 pp. (IOC Technical Series, 111; IOC/2014/TS/111.) (English only)

 

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas current events - Number 3, 2014

Hello,

Many thanks to all the organisations that submitted small projects in answer to the 2014 Call for Small projects. The Secretariat of MedPAN is currently reviewing the 58 projects that were received and the final selection will be announced by mid-July.

You will find in this newsletter some of the latest activity published on the MedPAN website. Please keep in mind that we encourage you to contact us should you have information you want to share with the MedPAN network of MPA managers in the Mediterranean.

Kind regards,

The MedPAN Secretariat
www.medpan.org

↪ Read the full newspaper in French or in English.

 

Reminder! Application Deadline for the 10th MEDCOAST Institute

Dear Colleague,

This is a reminder that there are just 10 days to the deadline (30 May 2014) for application to participate at the Tenth International Training Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (MEDCOAST Institute 2014), 26 August - 11 September 2014, Dalyan, Southern Aegean Coast (Turkey).

MEDCOAST Institute is a flagship event organised by MEDCOAST since 1994 and it is the longest running programme for international ICM training. This 17-day long unique workshop offers an opportunity for hands-on training on the latest ICM developments in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere and includes a study tour along the southern Turkish Aegean coast for seven days on traditional Turkish wooden sailing boats (gullets). The maximum number of participants to be accepted for this jubilee event is 25.

The flyer of the 10th MEDCOAST Institute and the application form can be downloaded from "https://www.medcoast.net/modul/index/eventsdetail/The-Tenth-International-Training-Workshop-on-ICM-in-the-Mediterranean-the-Black-Sea/12"

We request you to kindly share this message with people who could be potential participants.

Cordially yours,

MEDCOAST Institute Secretariat

2nd issue: Science for MPA Management

Dear all,

Welcome to the second edition of ‘Science for MPA management’! This edition  focuses on a central theme for Marine Protected Areas management: surveillance and enforcement of rules and regulations.

As already observed in 2006 during the Sustainable Fisheries Management and Surveillance in Mediterranean MPAs MedPAN workshop (organised by WWF France and the OEC in the framework of the Interreg IIIc project), "surveillance and compliance to regulations are a prerequisite for any management action".

Unanimously reported as a priority topic in recent reports and papers, surveillance and enforcement of rules and regulations was also the focus of the MedPAN Mediterranean sharing experience workshop held in October 2013 in Hyères, France.

This edition of 'Science for MPA management' completes these existing studies and discussions with a review of the scientific litterature published on this topic.

Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think of this second issue! Happy reading...

Download the pdf

Kind regards,
The MedPAN Secretariat

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