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Final conference of "Med Maritime Projects"

Barcelona, 26 May 2015: the Government of Catalonia welcomed the final conference of "Med Maritime Projects": challenges for the integrated maritime policy for the Mediterranean Sea.
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The Mediterranean Action Plan celebrates its 40th anniversary: "Together for a Sustainable Mediterranean"

Athens, Greece, 19 May 2015: Under the auspices of the Ministry for Environment of the Hellenic Republic, the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) launched the celebration of its 40th anniversary. The launching came within the framework of the meeting of the MAP National Focal Points aiming to discuss the UNEP/MAP draft Mid-term Strategy for the period 2016-2021.
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8th edition of workshops and forum PRESANORD

Alger, 20-24 March 2015: As a partner alongside ONM and ACMAD, Plan Bleu attended to these wokshops that brought together a hundred participants, representatives of the countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean. The main theme of this edition was "Seasonal Forecasting and Climate Services for Risk Management".
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Second Meeting of the Advisory Panel to the “Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework in the Mediterranean”

Athens, 11-12 March 2015: Plan Bleu participated in this meeting whose objectives were to present the aim of the Framework,to gather experiences, to complement the framework with other initiatives, and to review the content of the draft of the Framework.
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8th Scientific Steering Committee of the PERSEUS Project

Cadix, Spain, 4-5 March, 2015 : The meeting allowed to review the progress of the project in its fourth and final year, and to prepare the events to disseminate the project results to a wide audience. Plan Bleu participated in the meeting as leader of the work package "Adaptive policies and scenarios".
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Recruitment of a regional expert for the project "Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forests in a context of global changes"

Following the call for tenders published by Plan Bleu at the beginning of February 2015, Mr. Hassen Daly has been hired as regional expert for the component 2 as a support to the national experts.
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2nd AVITEM meetings

Marseille, 2 February, 2015 : Plan Bleu contributed at the plenary session of the second AVITEM meetings. This session entitled "Between emergency and long-term issues: what sustainable development in the Mediterranean?" was a session of reflection and exchanges devoted to the cooperation.
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Please take part in the survey about drivers and pressures of Adriatic-Ionian ecoregion

In the framework of Med-IAMER project, Plan Bleu leads a regional stakeholders’ consultation process; please give your feedback and comments on Med-IAMER preliminary results in completing the survey.
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Second consutation workshop of ClimVar project

Kerkennah, Tunisia, 27-28 January 2015: About forty participants (scientists, policy makers, representatives of Tunisian national and local institutions, as well as representatives of the fishing community) had the opportunity to discuss the roles played by ecosystems to ensure livelihoods for the archipelago, the threats on ecosystems and the solutions to protect them.
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Open source environmental data in the Mediterranean: MedICIP project

Plan Bleu, in collaboration with Econostrum, has just released an article on MedICIP project, that aims to improve information sharing on the environment and climate change in the region’s coastal areas.
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Climate Meeting of Mediterranean local and regional elected representatives

Marseille, December 11th, 2014: During this meeting that gathered local and regional authorities and stakeholders acting on Climate in the Mediterranean, Mediterranean local and regional authorities adopted a Declaration on Climate.
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The Mediterranean Sea, fisheries and beyond: new issue of CIHEAM Watch Letter

Plan Bleu has contributed to the CIHEAM Watch Letter n°31, December 2014 "The Mediterranean Sea, fisheries and beyond", with an article in English entitled "Greening Mediterranean fisheries" signed by Didier Sauzade and Nathalie Rousset
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Visite de Mr Xavier Sticker, Ambassadeur français Délégué à l'Environnement

Lundi 1er décembre 2014, le Plan Bleu a eu l'honneur d'accueillir dans ses bureaux de Sophia Antipolis, Mr Xavier Sticker, Ambassadeur français Délégué à l'Environnement.
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6th meeting of the Coordination Group of the MedPartnership/ClimVar project

Barcelona, 4-5 November 2014: During this meeting, representatives of the executing partners presented the progress of their activities within the 4 components of the project. A complete session was also dedicated to the sister project on climate variability and change and integrated costal zone management (ICZM), whose Plan Bleu is an executive partner.
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8th Mediterranean Economic Week: tourism, vehicle for economic development in the Mediterranean

The 8th edition of Mediterranean Economic Week was held in Marseille from 5 to 8 November 2014. It focused on "tourism, vehicle for economic development in the Mediterranean".
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