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MedSeaties's Project Informs You! | December 2015 | Issue #3

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[ Project Activities ]

Pilot Project in Thessaloniki: The Management of the Waterfront Area by the Municipality
Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world. Taking concrete measures in an integrated and sustainable way for the coastal zones in Greece is a matter of high national priority and not a simple action of local or regional importance.
Pilot Project in Toulon Provence Métropole: Establishment of a Coordination Tool for Protected Area’s Managers
The area of Gold Islands’ Bay contract is based on a river basin approach, as recommended by the European Water Framework Directive. It includes Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Levant islands, Hyères bay and river basins of Roubaud, Gapeau and Maravenne. This represents a local territory, including 17 municipalities among 6 urban communities.
Local Working Groups: ASEZA focuses on methods to define a specific vision
Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in Jordan has achieved its third local working group meeting in October 13th, 2015. The meeting gathered main project stakeholders and aimed to review the project goals and outputs.
MEDSEATIES at the Heart of a Environmental and Sustainable Capitalization Event
The ENPI CBC Med Joint Secretariat organized a capitalization event in Roma on October 28th, 2015 held under the 2007-2013 Programme. This event was dedicated to "Environmental and sustainability challenges in the Mediterranean area".

[ Partners Activities ]

Pole Mer Mediterranée Activities: Two collaborative R&D new projects labelled

Two new collaborative Research & Development projects have been awarded the Pôle Mer Méditerranée Label: REMORA and REXCOR. REMORA is a project of artificial reefs on degraded habitats in coastal environment near Siciè Cape (France).

Toulon Provence Méditerranée Highlight: Construction of the Golden Island’s Bay Contract step by step
Between April and June 2015, Toulon Provence Méditerranée Urban Community has coordinated the Golden Island’s Bay Contract and has facilitated consultation meetings with all stakeholders involved in water quality in this territory.
Signature of a Bay Contract in Marseille: 265 million euros to protect the sea!
The Bay Contract was officially signed on October 29, 2015 by all local partners such as the City of Marseille, the Marseille Provence Urban Community, the Conservatoire du Littoral, the national park of the Creeks, the Management Board of Marseille Port, the PACA Water Agency...
Final Conference of the Gouv’AIRnance Project in Aqaba, Jordan
On November 24-25, 2015, the final conference of the Gouv'AIRrnance project took place in Aqaba, Jordan. It was the last transnational conference, closing the project. The Gouv'AIRrnance project was financed by the European Union under the framework of the ENPI CBC MED Program.

[ About MedSeaties ]

MedSeaties aims at contributing to the empowerment of Mediterranean local authorities and private stakeholders in the multi-level decision-making processes related to the management of coastal cities.
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This newsletter has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.

The contents of this newsletter are the sole responsibility of Municipality of Marseille and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or of the Programme’s management structures.

[ Save the Date! ]

December 3-4 – Copernicus Marine Service Workshop – La Spezia, Italy
The first Copernicus Marine Service User & Training Workshop dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea will aim to establish a dialogue with interested companies to develop more products for the various aspects of the maritime economic activities.
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December 3 – the Ocean & Climate Forum – Le Bourget, Paris, France
The Ocean Day at COP21! On December 3, the civil society Climate Generations areas will be entirely dedicated to the "ocean" theme, including the Ocean & Climate Forum organized by the Ocean & Climate Platform. Open and free access to all, the event will be broadcasted in streaming on
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December 16 – “Cercando Calipso 2015 Project” Workshop – Genoa, Italy
The City of Genoa will present the MedSeaties project during a dissemination event focused on the sea as an antidote to youth. “Cercando Capipso” (Trying Capypso) is a project to help young people in difficulty, followed by social and educational services of Genoa City local.

December 17 – Bay Gold Islands Committee – Toulon, France
The Bay gold Islands Committee, chaired by Mr. Gilles VINCENT will meet in Toulon to validate the Hyères Bay Contract Project before submitting it to the Rhone Mediterranean basin committee that will take place in June 2016.
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January 2016, 19-20 – Third AViTeM Meetings – Marseille, France
For these Third Meetings, the chosen topic "Sustainable Mediterranean cities and territories: capacity building and action" will open the debate on the future of the Mediterranean, cooperation between its banks and also on perspectives for sustainable urban and spatial planning.
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[ It Happened... ]

November 3-4 – “Assises de l’Economie de la Mer” – Marseille, France
The “Assises de l’Economie de la Mer” (Sea’s Economy Audience) has become the annual “rendezvous” reference of political and economic stakeholders in the maritime world. For the 11th edition which took place early November, during two days of discussions around round tables, interviews, workshops and networking activities... these are nearly 80 players and more than 1 800 participants who rised up the table on the economy of the French sea in Europe and worldwide, to prepare the future.
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November 4-9 – Mediterranean Economic Week – Marseille, France
The 9th edition of the Mediterranean Economic Week focused on the role of “Cities and Territories, drivers of economic development in the Mediterranean”. With meetings, debates, sharing and feedback, it was once again a rich source of content and debate. A success shared by all the Mediterranean actors supporting the influence of the Mediterranean. The 2015 edition of this event welcomed 35 events, nearly 300 speakers from 17 countries and 2 500 participants. The next edition of the event will celebrate the 10th anniversary.
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November 19 – Final Conference of the ICME Project – Thessaloniki, Greece
ICME (Integrated Coastal Monitoring of Environmental Problems) is a European / Black Sea Cross Border Cooperation project that addresses common challenges in the environmental protection of river and maritime systems. The Municipality of Thessaloniki organized the Final Conference of the project on November 19 which aimed at bringing together all partners to discuss and take stock of all activities carried out in the project’s framework. As a project lead partner, Thessaloniki also took this opportunity to present the MEDSEATIES project to the whole assembly.
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November 24-26 – Mare Nostrum Closing Conference – Valencia, Spain
Mare Nostrum project’s goal, an EU-funded cross-border project exploring new ways of protecting the Mediterranean coastline, was to contribute to bridging the policy-implementation gap between the ideals of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and its effects on the ground. The project has developed tools for realistic implementation of ICZM that have been debated during the partners closing project conference focused on the legal-institutional aspects of improving Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) implementation in the Mediterranean sea.
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November 25-27 – Coastal & Maritime Mediterranean Conference – Ferrara, Italy
This three-day Mediterranean Conference was focused on coastal risks management in the Mediterranean; coastal and maritime port planning; sediment transport (problems and solutions); and river sediment delivery to the Mediterranean Sea. Important coastal and maritime engineering projects were discussed during round tables and workshops.
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