MEDCOAST Jubilee Workshop

Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas

MEDCOAST Jubilee Workshop

27 – 29 May 2015, Dalyan - Mugla, Turkey

INVITATION

 

MEDCOAST was initiated as a Euro-Mediterranean Network of Academic and Professional Institutions in 1990 with the aim of providing the support of the scientific community for developing and enhancing integrated coastal management practices in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea countries. When MEDCOAST organised the First International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment in November 1993, it was one of the first conferences of its kind in the whole world. The MEDCOAST Institute 94: The First International Training Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, organised the next year in August/September with the project funds from the Med-Campus scheme of the EU Med-Programmes, was among the earliest efforts on regional human capacity development for ICM. MEDCOAST has continued scientific activities for supporting ICM in the Mediterranean and Black Sea countries very regularly since those early years.

The bi-annual conference series on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, organised in the months of either October or November of the odd-numbered years, became a well-established and recognised conference series dealing with all aspects of coastal and marine management. The 12th edition of the series will be organised in Varna, Bulgaria during 6-10 October 2015. Eleven events of this conference series and other scientific meetings organised with the acronym of MEDCOAST over 21 years produced 32 volumes of proceedings that add up to the total of 18 600 pages. The proceedings, which we will be made available for open-access in the near future, constitute a very important source providing a wealth of information on coastal and marine issues in general and for the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas in particular. MEDCOAST proceedings have been covered since 2005 by the leading conference proceedings indexes such as Thomson Reuters and Scopus/Compendex.

The tenth MEDCOAST Institute was organised during 26 August – 11 September 2014, adding ten new people to our distinguished list of alumni and increasing the total number to 165 individuals representing 27 countries. We are proud with the long and successful record of MEDCOAST Institutes. When we held the last institute in 2014, it was by far the longest running (1994 – 2014) ICM training worldwide. With the tenth Institute – the jubilee event, we decided to end this classical series, which aimed to give a general understanding of ICM and a vision that would positively contribute to the future carriers of the participants. We have been extremely lucky to have highly resourceful people participating at the past ten MEDCOAST Institutes and have been proud to witness the fine work that some of our alumni have carried out at international or national levels for further advancing ICM over the Mediterranean and the Black Sea basins. Needless to say that the success of the MEDCOAST Institute series is due to the voluntary contributions of several leading scientists and professionals who devotedly contributed to this event as lecturers and tutors, some throughout the whole history of the Institute! We will definitely continue the international training offered by MEDCOAST with different goals and formats.

In addition to the above flagship events, MEDCOAST has taken responsibilities for leading and taking part in regional research and development projects for the Mediterranean and the Blacks Sea, for serving as a regional information centre for coastal and marine issues and for providing expert contributions to the regional policies and programs.

MEDCOAST events have been organised by the Mediterranean Coastal Foundation (Akdeniz Kiyi Vakfi) since it was officially established in September 2007. MEDCOAST, as network or foundation, has always been truly scientific, independent and non-profit NGO, and has not received funding from any institution on a regular basis. The long history of MEDCOAST extending over almost 25 years is basically due to the valuable and successful events that have been organised and the networking function that has been assumed for enhancing ICM in the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas.

One aim of the present workshop is to review the past and present activities and practices in the field of integrated coastal management in the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas in parallel to the past MEDCOAST activities. The more significant aim is to make future projections for both the probable regional developments, piercing issues that will require attention, and the regional needs to address these developments and issues; and the future of MEDCOAST as a regional institution for better contributing to coastal and marine management and conservation.

The first two days (26-27 May) of the workshop program will be devoted to scientific and non-scientific presentations and brain storming sessions. A field trip will be organised on May 28, Friday. Presentation in the workshop will be very selective and by invitation. Participants who wish to make an oral presentation at the Workshop are urged to send their maximum one-page abstract by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for proposing an oral presentation is 30 April 2015. It is planned to produce a special issue of a leading coastal and marine scientific journal by using selected presentations.

Important dates:

30 April 2015: Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations

30 April 2015: Deadline for sending the participation form.

15 May 2015: Deadline for sending the flight information

Important:

Participation at the Workshop is free-of-registration fees and only by approval of the Organising Committee. The accepted participants will enjoy all social activities and airport transfers free of charge. They will need to cover their air-ticket to Dalaman International Airport and the hotel accommodation (expected to be around 250 -300 Euros for 4 nights). Hotel reservation will be handled by the Workshop Organisers for participants who send their flight information by 15 May 2015. The hotel and transfer costs of MEDCOAST Institute alumni and lecturers will be covered by the MEDCOAST Foundation.

 
 
 
Mediterranean Coastal Foundation (Akdeniz Kıyı Vakfı)
Atatürk Mah. Sulungur Cad. No: 43,Dalyan 48840, Mugla Turkey
Tel: +90 252 2844450 Fax: + 90 252 2844405
 
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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

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