MedPAN newsletter, Number 3, 2015  --  version française



just a few hours left to register for the conference "Socio-economic benefits of coastal and marine protected spaces in the Mediterranean" organised by MedPAN and many partners at the Villa Mediterranée in Marseille on 24 June...

Don't miss this important event for which about 200 policy makers, managers, scientists, economic actors and the civil society are expected to exchange about the contribution of coastal and marine protected areas to sustainable development of the territory. If you have not received an invitation and wish to participate, please contact Pierre Vignes on 04 91 58 09 62 before tonight 15 June.

Happy reading and kind regards,

The MedPAN

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2016 MPA Status - Kick-off for data collection
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New T-MedNet verticals installed in the Mediterranean
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RAC/SPA celebrates its 30th birthday!
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12th SPAs Focal Points Meeting
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UNESCO, the June 8th Call for a consideration of the ocean in climate negotiations
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My blue Med : the new participative project of WWF
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Upcoming introduction to Marxan courses in Montpellier
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4-5 June, Marseilles, France

8 June, Tunis, Tunisia
MedPAN 2015 Advisory Committee

9-12 June 2015, Gammarth, Tunisia
Joint RAC/SPA, GFCM and ACCOBAMS Meeting on protection of marine areas in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

12 June 2012, Livorno, Italy
1st International Meeting of the municipalities adhering to the Partnership Charter of the Pelagos Sanctuary

23-24 June 2015, Marseilles, France
Conference: Socio economic benefits of the coastal and marine protected spaces in the Mediterranean : what impacts for the sustainable development of the territory?

30-31 July 2015, Montpellier, France
Marxan course

14-18 September, Stralsund, Germany
4th International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015

17-18 September 2015, Marseilles, France
BiodiverCities 2015

6-8 October 2015, Brest, France
Third marine protected areas symposium

7-9 November 2015, Monaco
Blue Ocean Film festival

23 November 2015, Sinis, Sardinia, Italy
General Assembly of the MEET network

24-26 November 2015, Sinis, Sardinia, Italy
2015 regional experience-sharing of the MedPAN network

27 November 2015, Sinis, Sardinia, Italy
2015 General Assembly of the MedPAN network

30 November - 11 December 2015, Paris, France
COP 21 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Scientific Watch

Please find below some of the most relevant scientific publications published in April 2015:
  • Dose of truth—Monitoring marine non-indigenous species to serve legislative requirements - more.
  • Monitoring protocol for Posidonia oceanica beds. Case study: Croatia - more.
  • Conservation "identity" and marine protected areas management: A Mediterranean case study - more.
  • The detrimental consequences for seagrass of ineffective marine park management related to boat anchoring - more.
  • Updated review of marine alien species and other ‘newcomers' recorded from the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean) - more.
  • Monitoring protocol for coralligenous community. Case study: Croatia - more.
  • Fish assemblages of Mediterranean marine caves - more.
  • Ecological characterisation of sites of interest for conservation in Lebanon - more.
  • Age at maturity of Mediterranean marine fishes - more.
  • Assessment of the environmental status in Hellenic coastal waters (Eastern Mediterranean): from the Water Framework Directive to the Marine Strategy Water Framework Directive - more.

(around 20 scientific publications are selected each month).


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