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Authors for SOED 2020

Abdul Malak Dania
Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA), Spain

Dania Abdul Malak is the Director of the European Topic Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA), Spain. She has over 15 years’ experience in environmental assessment and management. Her research focuses on setting transferable guidelines to apply ecosystem-based management to nature conservation and biodiversity protection at regional scales, including the Mediterranean and Europe. Her work supports the evidence behind the implementation of different Global, European and Mediterranean Directives such as the EU MSFD, the EU MSP, the EU Habitat Directive, the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment in the Mediterranean.

http://www.etc.uma.es/dania-abdul-malak/


Dania Abdul Malak is the Director of the European Topic Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA), Spain. She has over 15 years’ experience in environmental assessment and management. Her research focuses on setting transferable guidelines to apply ecosystem-based management to nature conservation and biodiversity protection at regional scales, including the Mediterranean and Europe. Her work supports the evidence behind the implementation of different Global, European and Mediterranean Directives such as the EU MSFD, the EU MSP, the EU Habitat Directive, the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment in the Mediterranean.

http://www.etc.uma.es/dania-abdul-malak/

Alcázar Elisa
SIG, Spain

Elisa Alcázar is a GIS consultant, from Spain, with over 7 years working on spatial analysis focus on conservation field in Mediterranean region. In the last years, she has been working for IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation providing spatial analysis, elaborating and updating the species list of Mediterranean region and developing georeferenced material produced for The Mediterranean Red List of Species and other different projects in Marine Programme and Species Programme.

www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean/resources/latest-publications

www.linkedin.com/in/elisa-alcazar-montanez


Elisa Alcázar is a GIS consultant, from Spain, with over 7 years working on spatial analysis focus on conservation field in Mediterranean region. In the last years, she has been working for IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation providing spatial analysis, elaborating and updating the species list of Mediterranean region and developing georeferenced material produced for The Mediterranean Red List of Species and other different projects in Marine Programme and Species Programme.

www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean/resources/latest-publications

www.linkedin.com/in/elisa-alcazar-montanez

Arik Elvan
Urbanism School of Paris, Gustave Eiffel University

Elvan Arik has a Ph.D. in urbanism and planning, and is currently ATER at the Urbanism School of Paris, Gustave Eiffel University. He defended his thesis in 2018 at the University of Lyon on Istanbul’s urban and energy changes based on a case study on the dissemination of new residential heating systems by natural gas.


Elvan Arik has a Ph.D. in urbanism and planning, and is currently ATER at the Urbanism School of Paris, Gustave Eiffel University. He defended his thesis in 2018 at the University of Lyon on Istanbul’s urban and energy changes based on a case study on the dissemination of new residential heating systems by natural gas.

Baduel Marie
AVITEM - France

Marie Baduel, Strategic Director at AVITEM, France. Economist, urbanist, her career aims towards planning and development projects at all territorial levels. She was twice project manager for international consultations mobilizing the best conpetors teams. Currently, she is committed on an euro-mediterranean expertise of metropolitan and regional transitions for the benefit of projects’ training and support. She published in 2017 « Faire Métropole par le projet », Ed Parenthèses.

https://www.avitem.org/


Marie Baduel, Strategic Director at AVITEM, France. Economist, urbanist, her career aims towards planning and development projects at all territorial levels. She was twice project manager for international consultations mobilizing the best conpetors teams. Currently, she is committed on an euro-mediterranean expertise of metropolitan and regional transitions for the benefit of projects’ training and support. She published in 2017 « Faire Métropole par le projet », Ed Parenthèses.

https://www.avitem.org/

BENALOUACHE Nadia
Aix-Marseille University

adia BENALOUACHE received Ph.D. degree in Economic Geography from Aix Marseille University (France) with joint international supervision from University of Sfax (Tunisia). Her Ph.D thesis explores the low-carbon energy transition in Maghreb countries and shows spatial and relational implications at national and euromediterranean level. Her area of expertise includes Energy, RE&EE, Electricity, Energy security, Euromediterranean cooperation, Regional integration, Cross-border infrastructure, Energy policies and Socio-technical system. Dual French and Algerian nationality, Dr.BENALOUACHE has 3+ years international experience in southern Mediterranean countries which includes working at the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency based in Cairo. Dr. BENALOUACHE contributes to the production of reports within UfM study. She is also the author of 8 academic papers. She is currently RE and EE external consultant, teacher and research associate at Aix-Marseille University.


adia BENALOUACHE received Ph.D. degree in Economic Geography from Aix Marseille University (France) with joint international supervision from University of Sfax (Tunisia). Her Ph.D thesis explores the low-carbon energy transition in Maghreb countries and shows spatial and relational implications at national and euromediterranean level. Her area of expertise includes Energy, RE&EE, Electricity, Energy security, Euromediterranean cooperation, Regional integration, Cross-border infrastructure, Energy policies and Socio-technical system. Dual French and Algerian nationality, Dr.BENALOUACHE has 3+ years international experience in southern Mediterranean countries which includes working at the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency based in Cairo. Dr. BENALOUACHE contributes to the production of reports within UfM study. She is also the author of 8 academic papers. She is currently RE and EE external consultant, teacher and research associate at Aix-Marseille University.

Bergeret Pascal
CIHEAM-IAMM, Montpellier

Pascal Bergeret is Doctor in agricultural economics, Montpellier University (1986). He worked in agricultural research and development programmes in Nepal, Cameroon, and Vietnam. He was Head, environment and sustainable development, for GRET, a French NGO involved in international development work, and was later appointed as Director, Innovation Department, in the French Ministry of Agriculture.

He is presently Director of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute, Montpellier, one of the four institutes of the International Centre for Higher Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).

www.ciheam.org


Pascal Bergeret is Doctor in agricultural economics, Montpellier University (1986). He worked in agricultural research and development programmes in Nepal, Cameroon, and Vietnam. He was Head, environment and sustainable development, for GRET, a French NGO involved in international development work, and was later appointed as Director, Innovation Department, in the French Ministry of Agriculture.

He is presently Director of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute, Montpellier, one of the four institutes of the International Centre for Higher Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).

www.ciheam.org

Bernard Fabrice
Conservatoire du littoral

With a postgraduate degree in biology and urban planning, now Delegate Europe and International of the “Conservatoire du littoral”, and member of several scientific councils or steering committees, Fabrice BERNARD develops and coordinates coastal and small islands conservation projects, carries out missions of reflection and study on the coastal management in multiple countries. For more than 25 years at the Conservatoire du littoral, he has been assisting the development of policies and filed actions for the preservation of coast, particularly in the countries around the Mediterranean.


With a postgraduate degree in biology and urban planning, now Delegate Europe and International of the “Conservatoire du littoral”, and member of several scientific councils or steering committees, Fabrice BERNARD develops and coordinates coastal and small islands conservation projects, carries out missions of reflection and study on the coastal management in multiple countries. For more than 25 years at the Conservatoire du littoral, he has been assisting the development of policies and filed actions for the preservation of coast, particularly in the countries around the Mediterranean.

BESSAOUD Omar
Académie d’Agriculture de France

He has a Ph.D in Economics science and is a graduate of Political studies from the Universities of Algiers (Algeria) and Montpellier (France). Main scientific administrator at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, he was teacher-researcher at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier until 2017. His specialty focus on agricultural and rural public policies of Mediterranean countries. He is an associate corresponding member of the l’Académie d’Agriculture de France.


He has a Ph.D in Economics science and is a graduate of Political studies from the Universities of Algiers (Algeria) and Montpellier (France). Main scientific administrator at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, he was teacher-researcher at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier until 2017. His specialty focus on agricultural and rural public policies of Mediterranean countries. He is an associate corresponding member of the l’Académie d’Agriculture de France.

Boissery Pierre
Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse, France

Pierre Boissery is in charge of the expertise on Mediterranean coastal waters and coastline within the l’Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse, a French Public Institution. As such, he leads the works related to the sea floors knowledge, the monitoring of shallow coastal areas. His duties lead him also to cooperate internationnaly, notably on the Mediterranean shores. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-boissery-3a589a39/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-boissery-3a589a39/


Pierre Boissery is in charge of the expertise on Mediterranean coastal waters and coastline within the l’Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse, a French Public Institution. As such, he leads the works related to the sea floors knowledge, the monitoring of shallow coastal areas. His duties lead him also to cooperate internationnaly, notably on the Mediterranean shores. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-boissery-3a589a39/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-boissery-3a589a39/

Borriello Gilda
Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)

Gilda is a consultant for the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)’s since September 2016, and a DPhil (PhD) candidate and junior researcher for the Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, UK, where she is researching the drivers and outcomes of refugee entrepreneurship in the case of self-employed Syrians in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Passionate about migration issues and the Middle East, she previously interned for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, and volunteered in several associations supporting refugees in Italy, France, and Belgium. Gilda holds a BSc in International Relations with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy, a Summer School degree in International Politics from the London School of Economics, UK, and a Master Degree in Development Studies from the University of Bologna, Italy, where she defended a thesis on the economic integration of the Mediterranean region through migration. Gilda is fluent in Italian, English, and French, and has a basic knowledge of Arabic and Spanish.


Gilda is a consultant for the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)’s since September 2016, and a DPhil (PhD) candidate and junior researcher for the Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, UK, where she is researching the drivers and outcomes of refugee entrepreneurship in the case of self-employed Syrians in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Passionate about migration issues and the Middle East, she previously interned for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, and volunteered in several associations supporting refugees in Italy, France, and Belgium. Gilda holds a BSc in International Relations with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy, a Summer School degree in International Politics from the London School of Economics, UK, and a Master Degree in Development Studies from the University of Bologna, Italy, where she defended a thesis on the economic integration of the Mediterranean region through migration. Gilda is fluent in Italian, English, and French, and has a basic knowledge of Arabic and Spanish.

BOYÉ Henri
IFRADD, France

Henri BOYÉ, international consultant in energy and water. Ecole Polytechnique X 67, ENPC 1972, spent his career in energy, first at the French Ministry of Energy, then at EDF Electricité in France International Division, Africa Director, Delegate in Morocco, Africa and Middle East Director, then at CGEDD French Ministry for Environment and Sustainable Development, Coordinator for Energy and Climate. Wide international experience. https://www.linkedin.com/in/henri-boy%C3%A9-00a4741/ http://www.ifradd.fr

https://www.linkedin.com/in/henri-boy%C3%A9-00a4741/

http://www.ifradd.fr


Henri BOYÉ, international consultant in energy and water. Ecole Polytechnique X 67, ENPC 1972, spent his career in energy, first at the French Ministry of Energy, then at EDF Electricité in France International Division, Africa Director, Delegate in Morocco, Africa and Middle East Director, then at CGEDD French Ministry for Environment and Sustainable Development, Coordinator for Energy and Climate. Wide international experience. https://www.linkedin.com/in/henri-boy%C3%A9-00a4741/ http://www.ifradd.fr

https://www.linkedin.com/in/henri-boy%C3%A9-00a4741/

http://www.ifradd.fr

Cardete-Roig Carolina
Industrial Engineer and Hydraulic modeller

Carolina Cardete-Roig is Industrial Engineer and Hydraulic modeller for over 10 years offering professional assistance on various national and international water resources modelling projects. She has worked for research institutes and consultant and civil construction companies gaining extensive experience in Hydro-Informatics and Water Management. She is now self-employed offering training on numerical modelling for water resources management as well as consultant services including rainfall-runoff analysis, modelling risk of floods, hydraulic infrastructures analysis, sediment transport analysis, resilience analysis of water distribution systems and diagnosis and rehabilitation of urban drainage systems applying SUDS. During her career Carolina has engaged in many aspects of environmental engineering and she has successfully delivered technical reports to the Directorate of Environment for projects financed by the European Commission.


Carolina Cardete-Roig is Industrial Engineer and Hydraulic modeller for over 10 years offering professional assistance on various national and international water resources modelling projects. She has worked for research institutes and consultant and civil construction companies gaining extensive experience in Hydro-Informatics and Water Management. She is now self-employed offering training on numerical modelling for water resources management as well as consultant services including rainfall-runoff analysis, modelling risk of floods, hydraulic infrastructures analysis, sediment transport analysis, resilience analysis of water distribution systems and diagnosis and rehabilitation of urban drainage systems applying SUDS. During her career Carolina has engaged in many aspects of environmental engineering and she has successfully delivered technical reports to the Directorate of Environment for projects financed by the European Commission.

Cassalia Giuseppina
LaborEst, Italy

Giuseppina Cassalia, PhD in Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage, Curriculum in Project and Program Appraisal, PAU Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Part of the LaborEst research lab, her international publications focus on cultural heritage participatory management and local development strategies for Mediterranean marginalized areas. Associate editor of LaborEst open access journal since 2008, Founder member of ASTRI – Scientific Association on Interdisciplinary Research and Regional Studies, and Head manager of the International Symposium “New Metropolitan Perspective” since 2014.

LaborEst research lab: http://www.laborest.unirc.it/


Giuseppina Cassalia, PhD in Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage, Curriculum in Project and Program Appraisal, PAU Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Part of the LaborEst research lab, her international publications focus on cultural heritage participatory management and local development strategies for Mediterranean marginalized areas. Associate editor of LaborEst open access journal since 2008, Founder member of ASTRI – Scientific Association on Interdisciplinary Research and Regional Studies, and Head manager of the International Symposium “New Metropolitan Perspective” since 2014.

LaborEst research lab: http://www.laborest.unirc.it/

Castillo Victor
Centro de Edafología y Biologia Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS-SCIC) de Murcia, Spain

Dr. Dr. Victor Castillo, is Full Research Professor of the Spanish Research Agency at the Department of Soil and Water Conservation of the Centro de Edafología y Biologia Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS-CSIC) in Murcia (Spain). He has been working on desertification, soil erosion, and land restoration in Mediterranean environment. From 2009 to 2017 he worked as Scientific Affairs Officer at the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). http://www.soilwaterconservation.es/staff/permanent-staff/victor-castillo/ http://www.soilwaterconservation.es/

Víctor Castillo

http://www.soilwaterconservation.es/


Dr. Dr. Victor Castillo, is Full Research Professor of the Spanish Research Agency at the Department of Soil and Water Conservation of the Centro de Edafología y Biologia Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS-CSIC) in Murcia (Spain). He has been working on desertification, soil erosion, and land restoration in Mediterranean environment. From 2009 to 2017 he worked as Scientific Affairs Officer at the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). http://www.soilwaterconservation.es/staff/permanent-staff/victor-castillo/ http://www.soilwaterconservation.es/

Víctor Castillo

http://www.soilwaterconservation.es/

Cebrian Daniel
UNEP / MAP

Dr. Daniel Cebrian is the Coordinator officer of the UNEP Strategic Action Programme for the Conservation of Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity (SAP BIO) for the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan. He works at the UNEP/MAP Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC), Tunis (http://www.spa-rac.org), on biodiversity governance and policy implementation support activities to the Mediterranean countries; with over 30 years’ experience embracing the promotion, development and management of marine protected areas within and beyond national jurisdiction, species and ecosystems conservation, and Mediterranean mainstreaming of biodiversity topics into global processes, including for the BBNJ and the Post 2020 global Biodiversity framework.


Dr. Daniel Cebrian is the Coordinator officer of the UNEP Strategic Action Programme for the Conservation of Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity (SAP BIO) for the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan. He works at the UNEP/MAP Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC), Tunis (http://www.spa-rac.org), on biodiversity governance and policy implementation support activities to the Mediterranean countries; with over 30 years’ experience embracing the promotion, development and management of marine protected areas within and beyond national jurisdiction, species and ecosystems conservation, and Mediterranean mainstreaming of biodiversity topics into global processes, including for the BBNJ and the Post 2020 global Biodiversity framework.

Chazée Laurent
Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory at the Tour du Valat

Born in Paris, Laurent Chazée is an agricultural engineer and has a Ph.D. in Far East studies. Between 1985 and 1987, he was the agronomist in charge of the Caluula district in Somalia. This first international experience had him expatriated for 25 years in Africa and Asia, in some projects of, namely: rural and local developments, of fight against poverty and then climate change. Since 2009, he is based in Camargue, as head of department and coordinator of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory at the Tour du Valat, and he is invested in the wetlands ecosystems protection of Mediterranean countries, in the framework of the Ramsar Convention.


Born in Paris, Laurent Chazée is an agricultural engineer and has a Ph.D. in Far East studies. Between 1985 and 1987, he was the agronomist in charge of the Caluula district in Somalia. This first international experience had him expatriated for 25 years in Africa and Asia, in some projects of, namely: rural and local developments, of fight against poverty and then climate change. Since 2009, he is based in Camargue, as head of department and coordinator of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory at the Tour du Valat, and he is invested in the wetlands ecosystems protection of Mediterranean countries, in the framework of the Ramsar Convention.

Cramer Wolfgang
Institut Méditerranéen pour la Biodiversité et l’Ecologie (IMBE) à Aix-en-Provence, France

Professor Dr Wolfgang Cramer, environmental geographer and global ecologist, is research director (CNRS) at the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), in Aix-en-Provence (France). In 2017 he was elected associated member of the Académie d’Agriculture de France. He is a contributor in many roles to the IPCC, currently working as Lead Author for the Sixth Assessment Report. With Joël Guiot, he coordinates the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change, MedECC.


Professor Dr Wolfgang Cramer, environmental geographer and global ecologist, is research director (CNRS) at the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), in Aix-en-Provence (France). In 2017 he was elected associated member of the Académie d’Agriculture de France. He is a contributor in many roles to the IPCC, currently working as Lead Author for the Sixth Assessment Report. With Joël Guiot, he coordinates the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change, MedECC.

Cresti Simone
Santa Chiara Lab, Sienna University

Simone Cresti works as project manager and research manager at the Santa Chiara Lab of the University of Siena, the host institution of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the Mediterranean region launched in 2012 by the United Nations. He deals with research projects, activities and relationships with partners on issues related to Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030. On behalf of the SDSN Med he participates in the UNEP-MAP Mediterranean Commission for the Sustainable Development activities. He is contract lecturer on Sustainable Business Administration.


Simone Cresti works as project manager and research manager at the Santa Chiara Lab of the University of Siena, the host institution of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the Mediterranean region launched in 2012 by the United Nations. He deals with research projects, activities and relationships with partners on issues related to Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030. On behalf of the SDSN Med he participates in the UNEP-MAP Mediterranean Commission for the Sustainable Development activities. He is contract lecturer on Sustainable Business Administration.

DAMERY Céline
Conservatoire du littoral

After a postgraduate cursus in marine and coastal management and conservation, Céline DAMERY joined in 2008 the Europe and International Department of the Conservatoire du littoral. She is involved in the development and implementation of international cooperation programs, notably with in Mediterranean and European countries, dedicated to conservation and sustainable development of coastal natural sites and small islands, through both institutional and technical expertise.


After a postgraduate cursus in marine and coastal management and conservation, Céline DAMERY joined in 2008 the Europe and International Department of the Conservatoire du littoral. She is involved in the development and implementation of international cooperation programs, notably with in Mediterranean and European countries, dedicated to conservation and sustainable development of coastal natural sites and small islands, through both institutional and technical expertise.

Darwish Talal
Independent consultant

Talal Darwish graduated in 1979 from Friendship University (RUDN), Russia, holds Ph D in Soil Science. In 2006 promoted to Director of Research and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing CNRS-Lebanon. Author soil map of Lebanon at 1:50,000, soil geographical database of Lebanon 1:1 Million scale and updated soil map of Lebanon at 1: 200,000 scale. Has been involved in several national and international specialized committees and projects, funded by CNRS Lebanon and international organizations. Published 135 papers in referred journals and books on soil ecosystem functions. http://www.arabwatercouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=463:region-coordination-on-improved-water-resources-management-and-capacity-building-programs&catid=160&Itemid=576&lang=en http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/intergovernmental-technical-panel-soils/itps-experts-july-2015/en/

http://www.arabwatercouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=463:region-coordination-on-improved-water-resources-management-and-capacity-building-programs&catid=160&Itemid=576&lang=en

http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/intergovernmental-technical-panel-soils/itps-experts-july-2015/en/


Talal Darwish graduated in 1979 from Friendship University (RUDN), Russia, holds Ph D in Soil Science. In 2006 promoted to Director of Research and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing CNRS-Lebanon. Author soil map of Lebanon at 1:50,000, soil geographical database of Lebanon 1:1 Million scale and updated soil map of Lebanon at 1: 200,000 scale. Has been involved in several national and international specialized committees and projects, funded by CNRS Lebanon and international organizations. Published 135 papers in referred journals and books on soil ecosystem functions. http://www.arabwatercouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=463:region-coordination-on-improved-water-resources-management-and-capacity-building-programs&catid=160&Itemid=576&lang=en http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/intergovernmental-technical-panel-soils/itps-experts-july-2015/en/

http://www.arabwatercouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=463:region-coordination-on-improved-water-resources-management-and-capacity-building-programs&catid=160&Itemid=576&lang=en

http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/intergovernmental-technical-panel-soils/itps-experts-july-2015/en/

del Mar Otero Maria
IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Marine ecologist who has worked for the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation since 2008. She has experience in the development of conservation and research projects in various Asian and Mediterranean countries. Over last years, she has coordinated and carried out different Mediterranean initiatives to enhance MPA management effectiveness, ICZM, coastal and marine climate change adaptation and mitigation, species and vulnerable ecosystem conservation and the promotion of improvement of policies in Mediterranean countries. With PhD in marine invertebrate ecology from the University of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Master in aquaculture and marine fisheries from the University of Bangor (Wales) and a degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Vigo.

https://www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean


Marine ecologist who has worked for the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation since 2008. She has experience in the development of conservation and research projects in various Asian and Mediterranean countries. Over last years, she has coordinated and carried out different Mediterranean initiatives to enhance MPA management effectiveness, ICZM, coastal and marine climate change adaptation and mitigation, species and vulnerable ecosystem conservation and the promotion of improvement of policies in Mediterranean countries. With PhD in marine invertebrate ecology from the University of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Master in aquaculture and marine fisheries from the University of Bangor (Wales) and a degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Vigo.

https://www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean

Demenois Julien
CIRAD, France

Julien Demenois Ph.D is « 4 for 1000: soils for food security and climate » project officer as well as researcher at Cirad (France). With a Ph.D in Functional Ecology as well as being a bridges, waters and forests engineer, his main areas of expertise are natural resources management, especially the forests and soils, plants-soils interactions, climate change mitigation and adaption. Julien Demenois works currently at Cirad in Montpellier (France).


Julien Demenois Ph.D is « 4 for 1000: soils for food security and climate » project officer as well as researcher at Cirad (France). With a Ph.D in Functional Ecology as well as being a bridges, waters and forests engineer, his main areas of expertise are natural resources management, especially the forests and soils, plants-soils interactions, climate change mitigation and adaption. Julien Demenois works currently at Cirad in Montpellier (France).

Dubreuil Céline
Plan Bleu

Dr. Céline Dubreuil holds a Ph.D. in marine environmental sciences and has 16 years’ experience in the water sector. She worked eight years for the World Water Council on the right to water, water governance and coordinated the political process of Local and Regional authorities for two World Water Fora. She joined the Plan Bleu in 2012 as “water & wetlands” programme officer to develop and implement the multi-annual strategy on water (2013-2015). Since 2016, her activities turned again towards marine environment, focusing on blue economy in the Mediterranean region.


Dr. Céline Dubreuil holds a Ph.D. in marine environmental sciences and has 16 years’ experience in the water sector. She worked eight years for the World Water Council on the right to water, water governance and coordinated the political process of Local and Regional authorities for two World Water Fora. She joined the Plan Bleu in 2012 as “water & wetlands” programme officer to develop and implement the multi-annual strategy on water (2013-2015). Since 2016, her activities turned again towards marine environment, focusing on blue economy in the Mediterranean region.

Fosse Jérémie
Eco-union

Jérémie Fosse is an international strategist on sustainable development with a specific focus on green and blue economy, supporting the transition to sustainability for organizations, cities and territories in Europe, the Mediterranean and globally. He is co-founder and president of eco-union, an independent environmental NGO that aims to catalyze the socio-ecological transition towards sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. He holds an Msc in Industrial Engineering at INSA Lyon (France) and an Executive MBA at ESADE Business School (Spain), completed by short courses from major universities.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiefosse/


Jérémie Fosse is an international strategist on sustainable development with a specific focus on green and blue economy, supporting the transition to sustainability for organizations, cities and territories in Europe, the Mediterranean and globally. He is co-founder and president of eco-union, an independent environmental NGO that aims to catalyze the socio-ecological transition towards sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. He holds an Msc in Industrial Engineering at INSA Lyon (France) and an Executive MBA at ESADE Business School (Spain), completed by short courses from major universities.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiefosse/

Fouchy Kelly
MedPAN

Kelly graduated with an MSc in Ecohydrology from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, where she then worked as a project coordinator for three years. She later worked as a project officer at Plan Bleu, Marseille. There, she contributed to the implementation of water management projects and to the elaboration of the 2019 Mediterranean State of the Environment and Development report. Kelly is currently working at MedPAN (Mediterranean Protected Areas Network), where she coordinates the Small Projects programme.

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Kelly graduated with an MSc in Ecohydrology from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, where she then worked as a project coordinator for three years. She later worked as a project officer at Plan Bleu, Marseille. There, she contributed to the implementation of water management projects and to the elaboration of the 2019 Mediterranean State of the Environment and Development report. Kelly is currently working at MedPAN (Mediterranean Protected Areas Network), where she coordinates the Small Projects programme.

More information and contact.

FOUIAL Abdelouahid
CIHEAM Bari, Italy

Consultant / Researcher

PhD, consultant and researcher at CIHEAM Bari. Research work focuses on water resources management, modeling and optimization of pressurized irrigation systems, smart irrigation, and the use of solar energy in agriculture for rural development. Experience in international projects such as the improvement of water use efficiency in Africa; use of treated wastewater in irrigation; and modeling and design of solar powered irrigation systems.


Consultant / Researcher

PhD, consultant and researcher at CIHEAM Bari. Research work focuses on water resources management, modeling and optimization of pressurized irrigation systems, smart irrigation, and the use of solar energy in agriculture for rural development. Experience in international projects such as the improvement of water use efficiency in Africa; use of treated wastewater in irrigation; and modeling and design of solar powered irrigation systems.

Gaget Elie
University of Turku, Finland

Elie Gaget, postdoc in conservation biology at the University of Turku, Finland. My main research activities are focus on how environmental conservation policies can improve waterbird adaption to climate change. https://www.utu.fi/en/people/elie-gaget https://www.utu.fi/en/people/elie-gaget


Elie Gaget, postdoc in conservation biology at the University of Turku, Finland. My main research activities are focus on how environmental conservation policies can improve waterbird adaption to climate change. https://www.utu.fi/en/people/elie-gaget https://www.utu.fi/en/people/elie-gaget

Galgani François
IFREMER

François Galgani, is project manager at IFREMER, France; and -board member of the EU Horizon Europe mission on oceans. He is specialized in marine environmental Sciences and marine litter, with over 150 articles in international scientific journals. François Galgani is Chairman of the EU/ DG Env/ MSFD group on marine litter, co-chairing the UN /GESAMP group on plastic pollution, and member of various international groups on marine litter (UNEA/SAC, G7 and G20, OSPAR and UNEP MAP).


François Galgani, is project manager at IFREMER, France; and -board member of the EU Horizon Europe mission on oceans. He is specialized in marine environmental Sciences and marine litter, with over 150 articles in international scientific journals. François Galgani is Chairman of the EU/ DG Env/ MSFD group on marine litter, co-chairing the UN /GESAMP group on plastic pollution, and member of various international groups on marine litter (UNEA/SAC, G7 and G20, OSPAR and UNEP MAP).

Gallon Susan
MedPAN

Susan is the scientific officer for MedPAN, the network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas since 2019. Doctor in marine ecology from the University of St Andrews (UK), Susan has more than 12 years of expertise in the behavioural ecology and ecophysiology of marine mammals. In addition, Susan was a project leader at the French Agency for Biodiversity between 2016 and 2019 coordinating a large European project and providing expertise on tools and strategies to protect marine mammals in French MPAs. MedPAN website http://medpan.org/fr/test-page-business/ The Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean website http://medmpaforum.org/en MAPAMED database http://mapamed.org


Susan is the scientific officer for MedPAN, the network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas since 2019. Doctor in marine ecology from the University of St Andrews (UK), Susan has more than 12 years of expertise in the behavioural ecology and ecophysiology of marine mammals. In addition, Susan was a project leader at the French Agency for Biodiversity between 2016 and 2019 coordinating a large European project and providing expertise on tools and strategies to protect marine mammals in French MPAs. MedPAN website http://medpan.org/fr/test-page-business/ The Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean website http://medmpaforum.org/en MAPAMED database http://mapamed.org

Garavaglia Valentina
FAO

Valentina Garavaglia’s is expert on natural resources management. She has a PhD from the Earth, Environment and Biodiversity School from the University of Milan. Valentina has been working for FAO in the last 10 years: for the Secretariat of Silva Mediterranea, the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism, the office in Sudan and other teams of the Forestry Department. She was the scientific secretary of Cost Action FP1202 on marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees at the Forestry Research Center of Arezzo (Italy). Prior to that, she was a researcher at the University of Milan.


Valentina Garavaglia’s is expert on natural resources management. She has a PhD from the Earth, Environment and Biodiversity School from the University of Milan. Valentina has been working for FAO in the last 10 years: for the Secretariat of Silva Mediterranea, the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism, the office in Sudan and other teams of the Forestry Department. She was the scientific secretary of Cost Action FP1202 on marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees at the Forestry Research Center of Arezzo (Italy). Prior to that, she was a researcher at the University of Milan.

Gauquelin Thierry
Aix Marseille University

Thierry Gauquelin, Professor at Aix Marseille University, works at the Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Marine and Continental Ecology (IMBE) on the functioning, dynamics and biodiversity of forests throughout the Mediterranean region. In this context, he pays particular attention to soils, their biodiversity and their preservation. He was the principal investigator and the manager until 2020 of the O3HP experimental station (Oak Observatory at the OHP) which is interested in the impact of climate change on the Mediterranean downy oak forest. https://www.imbe.fr https://o3hp.obs-hp.fr/index.php/fr/

https://www.imbe.fr

https://o3hp.obs-hp.fr/index.php/fr/


Thierry Gauquelin, Professor at Aix Marseille University, works at the Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Marine and Continental Ecology (IMBE) on the functioning, dynamics and biodiversity of forests throughout the Mediterranean region. In this context, he pays particular attention to soils, their biodiversity and their preservation. He was the principal investigator and the manager until 2020 of the O3HP experimental station (Oak Observatory at the OHP) which is interested in the impact of climate change on the Mediterranean downy oak forest. https://www.imbe.fr https://o3hp.obs-hp.fr/index.php/fr/

https://www.imbe.fr

https://o3hp.obs-hp.fr/index.php/fr/

Gonzalez Deogracia Gabino
REMPEC

Mr Gabino Gonzalez Deogracia joined the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) in June 2006 as Programme Officer (OPRC) and assumed the duties of Head of Office of REMPEC as from 1 February 2015. He gained nineteen (19) years of international experience including seventeen (17) years within the framework of Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), through assignments to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for three (3) regional implementing bodies in the Wider Caribbean (as IMO Consultant for RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles), in West and Central Africa (Project Manager of the IMO/IPIECA Global Initiative Project (GI WACAF)) and currently in the Mediterranean at REMPEC, supporting over seventy (70) governments in ratifying, transposing, implementing and enforcing international maritime. Conventions related to the prevention of, preparedness for and response to marine pollution from ships.

https://www.rempec.org/

https://www.giwacaf.net/en/


Mr Gabino Gonzalez Deogracia joined the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) in June 2006 as Programme Officer (OPRC) and assumed the duties of Head of Office of REMPEC as from 1 February 2015. He gained nineteen (19) years of international experience including seventeen (17) years within the framework of Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), through assignments to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for three (3) regional implementing bodies in the Wider Caribbean (as IMO Consultant for RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles), in West and Central Africa (Project Manager of the IMO/IPIECA Global Initiative Project (GI WACAF)) and currently in the Mediterranean at REMPEC, supporting over seventy (70) governments in ratifying, transposing, implementing and enforcing international maritime. Conventions related to the prevention of, preparedness for and response to marine pollution from ships.

https://www.rempec.org/

https://www.giwacaf.net/en/

Grimes Samir
WestMed

Samir Grimes is a professor at the National Hight School of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management (Algeria), specialising in marine ecology and integrated coastal zone management. With more than 25 years of research, training and consultancy in the field of the marine environment, he has participated in various Euro-Mediterranean projects on marine biodiversity, ICZM, MPS and the blue economy. Samir Grimes was an advisor to the Minister of Environment, and Director in charge of Biodiversity, Coastal Zones and Climate Change and national focal point for GEF, MAP, Plan Bleu, IUCN. Samir Grimes is currently the National Hub of the WestMed initiative on the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean.


Samir Grimes is a professor at the National Hight School of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management (Algeria), specialising in marine ecology and integrated coastal zone management. With more than 25 years of research, training and consultancy in the field of the marine environment, he has participated in various Euro-Mediterranean projects on marine biodiversity, ICZM, MPS and the blue economy. Samir Grimes was an advisor to the Minister of Environment, and Director in charge of Biodiversity, Coastal Zones and Climate Change and national focal point for GEF, MAP, Plan Bleu, IUCN. Samir Grimes is currently the National Hub of the WestMed initiative on the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean.

Gros Raphaël
Aix Marseille University

Dr. Raphaël Gros is Senior Lecturer at the Aix Marseille University and also the Director of the Master in Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution. His research works are organized around the fundamental issues related to the study of interactions between plants, soils physicochemical properties and their wildlife and microbial biodiversity, of which he is studying the determinisms, their impact on ecosystem function, and their vulnerability to stress and global changes perturbations. His researches have applications for soils quality conservation and degraded environments ecologic restoration.


Dr. Raphaël Gros is Senior Lecturer at the Aix Marseille University and also the Director of the Master in Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution. His research works are organized around the fundamental issues related to the study of interactions between plants, soils physicochemical properties and their wildlife and microbial biodiversity, of which he is studying the determinisms, their impact on ecosystem function, and their vulnerability to stress and global changes perturbations. His researches have applications for soils quality conservation and degraded environments ecologic restoration.

GUELMAMI Anis
Tour du Valat Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean, France

Anis GUELMAMI, Project Leader at the Tour du Valat Research Institute (France). I have been working, since 2011, on monitoring the status and trends of Mediterranean wetlands, using Earth Observation tools (EO). Mainly through the development of innovative approaches, based on satellite images for instance, in order to create georeferenced databases to characterise the spatiotemporal dynamics of wetland habitats, their functions and services and the anthropogenic pressures they are facing.


Anis GUELMAMI, Project Leader at the Tour du Valat Research Institute (France). I have been working, since 2011, on monitoring the status and trends of Mediterranean wetlands, using Earth Observation tools (EO). Mainly through the development of innovative approaches, based on satellite images for instance, in order to create georeferenced databases to characterise the spatiotemporal dynamics of wetland habitats, their functions and services and the anthropogenic pressures they are facing.

Henocque Yves
IFREMER

After getting his Ph.D on Marine Ecology in 1977, Yves Henocque started his carreer in aquaculture and marin restocking linked with fisheries. He started to work at IFREMER in 1987, and expanded his experience on coastal environment, followed by governance and integrated coastal zone management. He worked on many Mediterranean projects in the framework of the Mediterranean Action Plan, and expanded his experience to projects management of integrated management in the Indian Ocean (the Indian Ocean Commission) and in Asia- Pacific, including Japan, Thailand and the South Pacific Island countries and territories. He is president of the Coast and Sea Committee of the Fondation de France and also a member of Plan Bleu’s Bureau.


After getting his Ph.D on Marine Ecology in 1977, Yves Henocque started his carreer in aquaculture and marin restocking linked with fisheries. He started to work at IFREMER in 1987, and expanded his experience on coastal environment, followed by governance and integrated coastal zone management. He worked on many Mediterranean projects in the framework of the Mediterranean Action Plan, and expanded his experience to projects management of integrated management in the Indian Ocean (the Indian Ocean Commission) and in Asia- Pacific, including Japan, Thailand and the South Pacific Island countries and territories. He is president of the Coast and Sea Committee of the Fondation de France and also a member of Plan Bleu’s Bureau.

Karner Michael
Independent consultant

Michael Karner is a sustainable development and landscape restoration consultant and Research Analyst at Revolve Mediterraneo based in Barcelona, Spain. Prior to moving to Spain, Michael was a Consultant at the World Bank’s Center for Mediterranean Integration in Marseille, France. His main domains of expertise include water management, ecosystem restoration, agroecology and sustainable land use, with a focus on Mediterranean ecosystems. Amongst others, Michael has worked for ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and Ecosystem Restoration Camps. He holds a BA in History and Politics (University of York) and MAs in Sustainable International Development (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) and in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris).


Michael Karner is a sustainable development and landscape restoration consultant and Research Analyst at Revolve Mediterraneo based in Barcelona, Spain. Prior to moving to Spain, Michael was a Consultant at the World Bank’s Center for Mediterranean Integration in Marseille, France. His main domains of expertise include water management, ecosystem restoration, agroecology and sustainable land use, with a focus on Mediterranean ecosystems. Amongst others, Michael has worked for ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and Ecosystem Restoration Camps. He holds a BA in History and Politics (University of York) and MAs in Sustainable International Development (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) and in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris).

Kholeif Suzan
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt

Suzan Kholeif holds a Ph.D. in Applied Geology. She is a full time professor of oceanography at National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) Egypt and she is the Former President of NIOF. She is currently a member of National Council for Women and Executive Planning Group member of UN Decade of Ocean Science.

Prof. Kholeif has more than 30 years’ experience in Oceanography (management of marine and coastal ecosystems; climate change and ICZM). She is experienced in overseeing large-scale expert processes to build strong scientific evidence on the status of and pressures to the marine environment and carry out holistic and thematic environmental assessments, in supporting national and regional implementation processes, and in organizing robust follow up on the agreed measures.


Suzan Kholeif holds a Ph.D. in Applied Geology. She is a full time professor of oceanography at National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) Egypt and she is the Former President of NIOF. She is currently a member of National Council for Women and Executive Planning Group member of UN Decade of Ocean Science.

Prof. Kholeif has more than 30 years’ experience in Oceanography (management of marine and coastal ecosystems; climate change and ICZM). She is experienced in overseeing large-scale expert processes to build strong scientific evidence on the status of and pressures to the marine environment and carry out holistic and thematic environmental assessments, in supporting national and regional implementation processes, and in organizing robust follow up on the agreed measures.

Krommydas Tassos
Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med), Greece

Tassos Krommydas is Senior Programme Officer at Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med), based in Athens. He has been working in South-East Europe and MENA on issues relevant to the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, to interlinkages among water resources management, national climate policies and UN’s 2030 Agenda, to the emerging sustainable financing architecture and mechanisms, and to governance reforms towards IWRM.


Tassos Krommydas is Senior Programme Officer at Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med), based in Athens. He has been working in South-East Europe and MENA on issues relevant to the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, to interlinkages among water resources management, national climate policies and UN’s 2030 Agenda, to the emerging sustainable financing architecture and mechanisms, and to governance reforms towards IWRM.

Lamaddalena Nicola
CIHEAM IAMB, Italy

Holding a MSc in Hydraulic Engineer at Polytechnic of Bari and a PhD. in Irrigation Engineering at the Technical University of Lisbon, Mr Lamaddalena has been working for more than 30 years on agricultural engineering and water resources management, with a focus of design, performance analysis and management of large scale distribution systems, new delivery technologies with associate modelling development under water scarcity conditions, governance models of Water Users Associations. He served as University Professor at the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy) and provided consulting services to public and private sectors. Scientific and technical activities have been conjugated with the management of many water-related development projects in Southern Europe, North Africa and Near East, also in cooperation with International Research Centres and Universities. Author of over 100 publications in scientific journals and books, reviewer for several scientific journals, he is the author, among others, of the FAO Irrigation and Drainage paper n. 59. Vice-President of the International Section Board on Land and Water – CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering). Chairman of the Task Team for the preparation of the Policy workshop on “Water for Food Security and Nutrition”. FAO-CFS and Special Rapporteurat Policy workshop on “Water for Food Security and Nutrition” – FAO-CFS 42. He joined CIHEAM Bari Institute in 1986 where was the Head of the Land & Water Dept from 2005 to 2019. He is currently Deputy Director.


Holding a MSc in Hydraulic Engineer at Polytechnic of Bari and a PhD. in Irrigation Engineering at the Technical University of Lisbon, Mr Lamaddalena has been working for more than 30 years on agricultural engineering and water resources management, with a focus of design, performance analysis and management of large scale distribution systems, new delivery technologies with associate modelling development under water scarcity conditions, governance models of Water Users Associations. He served as University Professor at the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy) and provided consulting services to public and private sectors. Scientific and technical activities have been conjugated with the management of many water-related development projects in Southern Europe, North Africa and Near East, also in cooperation with International Research Centres and Universities. Author of over 100 publications in scientific journals and books, reviewer for several scientific journals, he is the author, among others, of the FAO Irrigation and Drainage paper n. 59. Vice-President of the International Section Board on Land and Water – CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering). Chairman of the Task Team for the preparation of the Policy workshop on “Water for Food Security and Nutrition”. FAO-CFS and Special Rapporteurat Policy workshop on “Water for Food Security and Nutrition” – FAO-CFS 42. He joined CIHEAM Bari Institute in 1986 where was the Head of the Land & Water Dept from 2005 to 2019. He is currently Deputy Director.

Lázaro Marín Lourdes
IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Lourdes Lázaro Marín, with more than 20 years of experience as Communication Advisor in several institutions related to the management of environmental policies, she is now responsible for the Corporate Development Department at the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation coordinating the strategy line on Nature-based Solutions and the Communications unit. Degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid, and completed her academic skills with studies in Law and a Masters in Environment, Science and Society in the University of Essex (UK).

https://www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean

Booklet: Towards Nature-based Solutions in the Mediterranean


Lourdes Lázaro Marín, with more than 20 years of experience as Communication Advisor in several institutions related to the management of environmental policies, she is now responsible for the Corporate Development Department at the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation coordinating the strategy line on Nature-based Solutions and the Communications unit. Degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid, and completed her academic skills with studies in Law and a Masters in Environment, Science and Society in the University of Essex (UK).

https://www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean

Booklet: Towards Nature-based Solutions in the Mediterranean

Le Huédé Domitille
SMILO NGO, France

Domitille graduated with a Master’s degree in Environment Project Management from Sciences Po Paris. She previously worked in Samoa Islands within the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, where she supported South Pacific Small Islands Developing States in marine biodiversity conservation projects. She moved to France to work for the Conservatoire du littoral International Delegation. She is now a Project manager within the Small Islands Organisation (SMILO), where she supports small islands towards the preservation of their environment.

http://www.smilo-program.org


Domitille graduated with a Master’s degree in Environment Project Management from Sciences Po Paris. She previously worked in Samoa Islands within the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, where she supported South Pacific Small Islands Developing States in marine biodiversity conservation projects. She moved to France to work for the Conservatoire du littoral International Delegation. She is now a Project manager within the Small Islands Organisation (SMILO), where she supports small islands towards the preservation of their environment.

http://www.smilo-program.org

Le Tellier Julien
UNEP / MAP

Julien Le Tellier has joined the UNEP/MAP – Barcelona Convention Secretariat in Athens, Greece, in 2017, as Programme Management Officer in charge of Socio-Economic Affairs. Supporting the work of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD), this position follows his long engagement with Plan Bleu Regional Activity Centre in Marseille, France, where he worked for 8 years. He holds a PhD (2006) from Aix-Marseille University, France, and a post-PhD (2007) carried out in Rabat, Morocco, in Geography and Urban Planning.


Julien Le Tellier has joined the UNEP/MAP – Barcelona Convention Secretariat in Athens, Greece, in 2017, as Programme Management Officer in charge of Socio-Economic Affairs. Supporting the work of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD), this position follows his long engagement with Plan Bleu Regional Activity Centre in Marseille, France, where he worked for 8 years. He holds a PhD (2006) from Aix-Marseille University, France, and a post-PhD (2007) carried out in Rabat, Morocco, in Geography and Urban Planning.

Le Visage Christophe
Independent consultant

Hydrograph engineer and trained oceanographer, Christophe Le Visage specialized for the last twenty years in the coastal and marine policies and strategies development and implementation. As a freelance consultant, he works during the last ten years essentially on the Mediterranean region on the development at all levels from local to regional of integrated approaches, the coastal and marine environment, the integrated governance, the blue economy and the communication towards stakeholders and decision-makers.


Hydrograph engineer and trained oceanographer, Christophe Le Visage specialized for the last twenty years in the coastal and marine policies and strategies development and implementation. As a freelance consultant, he works during the last ten years essentially on the Mediterranean region on the development at all levels from local to regional of integrated approaches, the coastal and marine environment, the integrated governance, the blue economy and the communication towards stakeholders and decision-makers.

Lloret Josep
University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Director of the Oceans & Human Health Chair

My research focus on the topic Oceans and Human Health:

  • (i) relationships between marine ecosystems and the health and well-being of people (healthy foods from the sea, benefits for physical and mental health linked to life on the coast and to the practice of activities at sea; health risks from marine ecosystems);
  • (ii) Conservation of marine ecosystems (impacts of fishing on habitats and species, effect of climate change on marine resources; marine reserves as management tools to preserve marine ecosystems)

www.oceanshealth.udg.edu


Director of the Oceans & Human Health Chair

My research focus on the topic Oceans and Human Health:

  • (i) relationships between marine ecosystems and the health and well-being of people (healthy foods from the sea, benefits for physical and mental health linked to life on the coast and to the practice of activities at sea; health risks from marine ecosystems);
  • (ii) Conservation of marine ecosystems (impacts of fishing on habitats and species, effect of climate change on marine resources; marine reserves as management tools to preserve marine ecosystems)

www.oceanshealth.udg.edu

Luque Iván
RMIT Europe, Barcelona

Research Fellow (CULTURAL-E) at RMIT Europe

A trained building engineer, Iván has over 15 years’ experience working in fields related to City Sustainable Strategies, Urban Mobility and Buildings’ Energy Performance. He worked in project management and research in non-profit organisations, public administrations and private companies in Europe and Africa. Now focusing on the social sciences sphere of the energy communities and building engineering, he works on projects related to urban sustainability, energy demand and affordable housing.

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RMIT Europe


Research Fellow (CULTURAL-E) at RMIT Europe

A trained building engineer, Iván has over 15 years’ experience working in fields related to City Sustainable Strategies, Urban Mobility and Buildings’ Energy Performance. He worked in project management and research in non-profit organisations, public administrations and private companies in Europe and Africa. Now focusing on the social sciences sphere of the energy communities and building engineering, he works on projects related to urban sustainability, energy demand and affordable housing.

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RMIT Europe

Mancini Raffaele
Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona

Raffaele Mancini is a Senior Environmental Advisor with twenty years of professional experience on environment conservation and sustainable development at EU and Mediterranean level. Over the years, he has worked with the European Commission, United Nations, Union for the Mediterranean, and WWF MED among others. He has been Blue Economy Expert at Plan Bleu-UNEP MAP and currently collaborates with the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona as international expert on blue growth.


Raffaele Mancini is a Senior Environmental Advisor with twenty years of professional experience on environment conservation and sustainable development at EU and Mediterranean level. Over the years, he has worked with the European Commission, United Nations, Union for the Mediterranean, and WWF MED among others. He has been Blue Economy Expert at Plan Bleu-UNEP MAP and currently collaborates with the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona as international expert on blue growth.

Marín-Guerrero Ana I.
European Topic Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA), Spain

She is an environmental researcher with over 10 years’ experience in environmental assessment and monitoring that is captured in several scientific papers, books and technical reports. She holds a European-mention PhD in Environmental Science on groundwater protection in karst aquifers. From 2012, she is member of ETC-UMA, where, among other tasks, supports the EEA by developing integrated ecosystem assessment frameworks to evaluate the functional capacity of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services.

http://www.etc.uma.es/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Marin4


She is an environmental researcher with over 10 years’ experience in environmental assessment and monitoring that is captured in several scientific papers, books and technical reports. She holds a European-mention PhD in Environmental Science on groundwater protection in karst aquifers. From 2012, she is member of ETC-UMA, where, among other tasks, supports the EEA by developing integrated ecosystem assessment frameworks to evaluate the functional capacity of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services.

http://www.etc.uma.es/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Marin4

Marini Katarzyna
MedECC

Katarzyna Marini is currently a science officer of the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC). She is involved in the MedECC since its creation in 2015. Previously she was a scientific manager of the Laboratory of Excellence OT-Med in France, which is a regional network on laboratories focused on climate change and natural hazards. She has a PhD and research experience (13 peer-reviewed articles) in the field of marine biology. http://www.medecc.org

http://www.medecc.org


Katarzyna Marini is currently a science officer of the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC). She is involved in the MedECC since its creation in 2015. Previously she was a scientific manager of the Laboratory of Excellence OT-Med in France, which is a regional network on laboratories focused on climate change and natural hazards. She has a PhD and research experience (13 peer-reviewed articles) in the field of marine biology. http://www.medecc.org

http://www.medecc.org

Martinez-Capel Francisco
Universitat Politecnica de Valence, Spain

Francisco Martinez-Capel is Associate Professor and senior researcher in the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), and performs research and technical support with a cross-disciplinary approach since 1996, on environmental flows assessment, habitat modelling, relations between flow regime and communities in freshwater ecosystems and effects of climate change. He has participated in national and international projects and published more than 60 scientific papers in international journals.

http://igic.webs.upv.es/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7

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Francisco Martinez-Capel is Associate Professor and senior researcher in the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), and performs research and technical support with a cross-disciplinary approach since 1996, on environmental flows assessment, habitat modelling, relations between flow regime and communities in freshwater ecosystems and effects of climate change. He has participated in national and international projects and published more than 60 scientific papers in international journals.

http://igic.webs.upv.es/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7

www.upv.es

Mavroeidis Ilias
UNEP / MAP

Ilias Mavroeidis is Programme Management Officer (Governance) at UNEP/MAP since 2016. He has 20 years’ experience in international and regional policy related to the environment and sustainable development, inter alia as a scientific expert in the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece. He has also been involved in research and lecturing and has published more than 100 refereed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, mainly in the field of environmental management and technology. He has a first degree in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control and a PhD in Chemical Engineering/Environmental Technology.


Ilias Mavroeidis is Programme Management Officer (Governance) at UNEP/MAP since 2016. He has 20 years’ experience in international and regional policy related to the environment and sustainable development, inter alia as a scientific expert in the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece. He has also been involved in research and lecturing and has published more than 100 refereed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, mainly in the field of environmental management and technology. He has a first degree in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control and a PhD in Chemical Engineering/Environmental Technology.

Milano Marianne
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Marianne Milano is a hydrologist concerned by the complex and dynamic interactions between climate, human activities and water resources. She obtained her PhD in 2012 on the impacts of climatic and anthropogenic changes on the water resources of the Mediterranean basin at the University of Montpellier in collaboration with Plan Bleu. She currently develops research on integrated hydrological modeling tools to assess the vulnerability of territories to water scarcity at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.


Marianne Milano is a hydrologist concerned by the complex and dynamic interactions between climate, human activities and water resources. She obtained her PhD in 2012 on the impacts of climatic and anthropogenic changes on the water resources of the Mediterranean basin at the University of Montpellier in collaboration with Plan Bleu. She currently develops research on integrated hydrological modeling tools to assess the vulnerability of territories to water scarcity at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

MOURMOURIS Athena
Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece

Dr Athena MOURMOURIS holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering and Spatial Planning. She is currently Honorary Director General for the Environment, of the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Greece. She is also working as a consultant to projects launched by the EU, PAP/RAC of the United Nations Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP-UNEP) and others, mostly related to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). She has worked in the European Commission (DG ENV) for 6 years, and in the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU for four years. Furthermore, she cooperates with the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) of France for the organisation of seminars for high officials in several Member States.


Dr Athena MOURMOURIS holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering and Spatial Planning. She is currently Honorary Director General for the Environment, of the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Greece. She is also working as a consultant to projects launched by the EU, PAP/RAC of the United Nations Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP-UNEP) and others, mostly related to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). She has worked in the European Commission (DG ENV) for 6 years, and in the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU for four years. Furthermore, she cooperates with the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) of France for the organisation of seminars for high officials in several Member States.

Numa Catherine
IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Catherine Numa is the responsible of the Species Programme at IUCN Med, where she has been working on projects in the field of biodiversity conservation for 10 years. She holds a PhD in “Biodiversity and Conservation” at University of Alicante, and has worked with various taxonomic groups (bats, small mammals, dung beetles), mainly focused on the study of factors that influence biodiversity patterns at spatial and temporal scales. At IUCN, she coordinates two initiatives, the “Mediterranean Biodiversity Assessment” which seeks to assess the extinction risk of key taxonomic groups in the Mediterranean, and the “Development of strategic conservation plans for threatened species”.

https://www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean/our-work/mediterranean-species-programme


Catherine Numa is the responsible of the Species Programme at IUCN Med, where she has been working on projects in the field of biodiversity conservation for 10 years. She holds a PhD in “Biodiversity and Conservation” at University of Alicante, and has worked with various taxonomic groups (bats, small mammals, dung beetles), mainly focused on the study of factors that influence biodiversity patterns at spatial and temporal scales. At IUCN, she coordinates two initiatives, the “Mediterranean Biodiversity Assessment” which seeks to assess the extinction risk of key taxonomic groups in the Mediterranean, and the “Development of strategic conservation plans for threatened species”.

https://www.iucn.org/regions/mediterranean/our-work/mediterranean-species-programme

Outters Magali
UNEP / MAP

Magali is an Engineer in “Materials: Economics and Environment” from UTT (France), with a Master of Industrial Ecology and a Post-graduate degree on International development. She gained significant expertise in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the Mediterranean with more than 15 years advocating for this approach and implementing it. She coordinated the development process of a Mediterranean Action Plan on SCP, adopted under the Barcelona Convention in February 2016. She is currently leading the SCP/RAC Policy Area (UNEP/MAP) focusing on 3 main priorities: support to Circular Economy, prevention of plastics/Marine Litter and toxic chemicals.


Magali is an Engineer in “Materials: Economics and Environment” from UTT (France), with a Master of Industrial Ecology and a Post-graduate degree on International development. She gained significant expertise in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the Mediterranean with more than 15 years advocating for this approach and implementing it. She coordinated the development process of a Mediterranean Action Plan on SCP, adopted under the Barcelona Convention in February 2016. She is currently leading the SCP/RAC Policy Area (UNEP/MAP) focusing on 3 main priorities: support to Circular Economy, prevention of plastics/Marine Litter and toxic chemicals.

Papanicolupulu Irini
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Irini Papanicolopulu (PhD, University of Milan) is Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). She has previously worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford and the Italian Ministry of the Environment. She conducts research and has published widely in international law, law of the sea and environmental law. She has authored International Law and the Protection of People at Sea (OUP 2018) and edited Gender and the Law of the Sea (Brill 2019). She has advised the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs, other States, IGOs and NGOs on issues of international law, law of the sea and protection of the marine environment.

https://www.unimib.it/irini-papanicolopulu

www.linkedin.com/in/irini-papanicolopulu-15080833


Irini Papanicolopulu (PhD, University of Milan) is Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). She has previously worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford and the Italian Ministry of the Environment. She conducts research and has published widely in international law, law of the sea and environmental law. She has authored International Law and the Protection of People at Sea (OUP 2018) and edited Gender and the Law of the Sea (Brill 2019). She has advised the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs, other States, IGOs and NGOs on issues of international law, law of the sea and protection of the marine environment.

https://www.unimib.it/irini-papanicolopulu

www.linkedin.com/in/irini-papanicolopulu-15080833

Peñuelas Josep
CREAF-CSIC-UAB-UB of Barcelona

Prof. Peñuelas is the Director of the Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB-UB Barcelona. He is Highly cited scientist in ecology/environment, in plant and animal sciences, agricultural sciences, geosciences and in all science fields of the ISI essential science indicators (H-Index is currently 123 GS, i10 index: 627, >75.500 citations GS). He is one of the most respected and influential ecologists working today; no one working in global ecology can afford not to engage with his work.


Prof. Peñuelas is the Director of the Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB-UB Barcelona. He is Highly cited scientist in ecology/environment, in plant and animal sciences, agricultural sciences, geosciences and in all science fields of the ISI essential science indicators (H-Index is currently 123 GS, i10 index: 627, >75.500 citations GS). He is one of the most respected and influential ecologists working today; no one working in global ecology can afford not to engage with his work.

Perennou Christian
Tour du Valat Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean, France

Christian Perennou is a wetland biologist, serving as a project leader in Tour du Valat Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean wetlands (www.tourduvalat.org). His experience covers the capacity-building of wetland managers and conservation NGOs, management plans for wetland sites and threatened species, the development of wetland observatories or monitoring systems, and the management of various projects for the conservation of wetlands such as the LIFE – Mediterranean Temporary Pools, Transboundary Monitoring System for the Prespa lakes (Balkans) etc.


Christian Perennou is a wetland biologist, serving as a project leader in Tour du Valat Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean wetlands (www.tourduvalat.org). His experience covers the capacity-building of wetland managers and conservation NGOs, management plans for wetland sites and threatened species, the development of wetland observatories or monitoring systems, and the management of various projects for the conservation of wetlands such as the LIFE – Mediterranean Temporary Pools, Transboundary Monitoring System for the Prespa lakes (Balkans) etc.

Picard Nicolas
ECOFOR, Paris

Dr. Nicolas Picard was in charge of the Secretariat of the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions-Silva Mediterranea within the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 2015 to 2020. He has more than 20 years of experience in forestry in tropical rainforests (French Guyana, central Africa), tropical dry forests (West Africa), Mediterranean forests, and temperate forests. He is currently the director of ECOFOR in Paris. http://www.fao.org/forestry/silva-mediterranea/en/

http://www.fao.org/forestry/silva-mediterranea/fr/


Dr. Nicolas Picard was in charge of the Secretariat of the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions-Silva Mediterranea within the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 2015 to 2020. He has more than 20 years of experience in forestry in tropical rainforests (French Guyana, central Africa), tropical dry forests (West Africa), Mediterranean forests, and temperate forests. He is currently the director of ECOFOR in Paris. http://www.fao.org/forestry/silva-mediterranea/en/

http://www.fao.org/forestry/silva-mediterranea/fr/

Popoff Nadège
INRAE

Nadège Popoff is a scientist and a naturalist specialized in conservation biology and restoration ecology. She is currently doing her PhD at INRAE (https://www.inrae.fr/), a transdisciplinary French research institute. Nadège works on the conservation and restoration of the Dwarf bulrush (Typha minima H.), an endangered pioneer plant in the alpine arc. Previously, she has been working as an engineer in the Tour du Valat Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean wetlands (www.tourduvalat.org) on various topics – the Ramsar network, protected areas network, the International Waterbird Census, the SWOS project – and also perform biodiversity monitoring actions (birds and amphibians).


Nadège Popoff is a scientist and a naturalist specialized in conservation biology and restoration ecology. She is currently doing her PhD at INRAE (https://www.inrae.fr/), a transdisciplinary French research institute. Nadège works on the conservation and restoration of the Dwarf bulrush (Typha minima H.), an endangered pioneer plant in the alpine arc. Previously, she has been working as an engineer in the Tour du Valat Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean wetlands (www.tourduvalat.org) on various topics – the Ramsar network, protected areas network, the International Waterbird Census, the SWOS project – and also perform biodiversity monitoring actions (birds and amphibians).

POUFFARY Stéphane
ENERGIES 2050

Stéphane POUFFARY works in the field of international cooperation for more than 30 years. He is the Chief Executive Officer and the Founder of ENERGIES 2050 association which brings together members and partners from over 70 nationalities. He is specialised in the development and implementation of strategies, action programs and low carbon development projects with huge innovation potential in the areas of mitigation, adaptation and building resilience, energy access, sustainable cities and territories and for deploying capacity-building programmes.


Stéphane POUFFARY works in the field of international cooperation for more than 30 years. He is the Chief Executive Officer and the Founder of ENERGIES 2050 association which brings together members and partners from over 70 nationalities. He is specialised in the development and implementation of strategies, action programs and low carbon development projects with huge innovation potential in the areas of mitigation, adaptation and building resilience, energy access, sustainable cities and territories and for deploying capacity-building programmes.

Povh Škugor Daria
CAR / PAP

Daria Povh Škugor is a senior programme officer at PAP/RAC, dealing with ICZM and adaptation to climate change for more than 15 years. She coordinated implementation of different regional and national activities within different PAP/RAC projects and programmes. In her work she is committed to creating enabling environment for action and for implementation. She was a member of the Advisory Panel preparing Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework for the Mediterranean marine and coastal areas for UNEP/MAP.

www.paprac.org


Daria Povh Škugor is a senior programme officer at PAP/RAC, dealing with ICZM and adaptation to climate change for more than 15 years. She coordinated implementation of different regional and national activities within different PAP/RAC projects and programmes. In her work she is committed to creating enabling environment for action and for implementation. She was a member of the Advisory Panel preparing Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework for the Mediterranean marine and coastal areas for UNEP/MAP.

www.paprac.org

Requier-Desjardins Mélanie
CIHEAM-IAMM, Montpellier

Mélanie Requier-Desjardins is an environmental and natural resources economist ; Currently scientific administrator in CIHEAM-IAMM of Montpellier, she coordinates a master programme on public policies engineering of territorial development projects. She worked extensively on land degradation and desertification assessments in Africa and in the Mediterranean region, as well as on natural resources mode of governance.


Mélanie Requier-Desjardins is an environmental and natural resources economist ; Currently scientific administrator in CIHEAM-IAMM of Montpellier, she coordinates a master programme on public policies engineering of territorial development projects. She worked extensively on land degradation and desertification assessments in Africa and in the Mediterranean region, as well as on natural resources mode of governance.

Romani Marie
MedPAN

Born and resident in Marseille, France, Marie Romani has a diploma of marine engineer from the School of Engineering Sea-Tech in France and a specialized master degree on water management from ENGREF. She has worked from 2004 to 2006 for WWF France. She was from 2006 to 2009 the coordinator of the coastal lagoons network in Languedoc-Roussillon (France) for the CEN-LR in collaboration with the Tour du Valat. Since 2009, she is the Executive Secretary of MedPAN, the network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas.MedPAN website http://medpan.org/fr/test-page-business/The Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean website http://medmpaforum.org/enMAPAMED database http://mapamed.org


Born and resident in Marseille, France, Marie Romani has a diploma of marine engineer from the School of Engineering Sea-Tech in France and a specialized master degree on water management from ENGREF. She has worked from 2004 to 2006 for WWF France. She was from 2006 to 2009 the coordinator of the coastal lagoons network in Languedoc-Roussillon (France) for the CEN-LR in collaboration with the Tour du Valat. Since 2009, she is the Executive Secretary of MedPAN, the network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas.MedPAN website http://medpan.org/fr/test-page-business/The Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean website http://medmpaforum.org/enMAPAMED database http://mapamed.org

Roson Roberto
Ca’Foscari University, Venice

Graduated in Venice, Roberto Roson received a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Umeå (Sweden). He has been “visiting fellow” at the Free University of Amsterdam, at the University of Warwick, at S.Francisco Xavier U. (Sucre, Bolivia), San Simon U. (Cochabamba, Bolivia), University of Barcelona, as well as at the World Bank (Washington) and at the Institute of Developing Economies – JETRO (Chiba, Japan). He is currently Associate Professor at Ca’Foscari University, Venice, where he teaches Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics. Roson is nationally qualified for promotion as Full Professor in Applied Economics and Economic Policy, and is affiliated with the GREEN Research Centre of Bocconi University in Milan, as well with the Department of Economics of Loyola Andalusia University, where he coordinates the research group “Applied and Computational Macroeconomics”. He is the author of several articles published in books and international scientific journals, and coordinator of several applied research projects, including the European FP7 project WASSERMed. He has been consultant for several organizations, including: European Commission (JRC), World Bank, United Nations and FAO. Roson in Scientific Director of the “CF Applied Economics” Research Centre. His research interests deal primarily with environmental economics, computable models for economic policy simulation and with the industrial organization of service industries.


Graduated in Venice, Roberto Roson received a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Umeå (Sweden). He has been “visiting fellow” at the Free University of Amsterdam, at the University of Warwick, at S.Francisco Xavier U. (Sucre, Bolivia), San Simon U. (Cochabamba, Bolivia), University of Barcelona, as well as at the World Bank (Washington) and at the Institute of Developing Economies – JETRO (Chiba, Japan). He is currently Associate Professor at Ca’Foscari University, Venice, where he teaches Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics. Roson is nationally qualified for promotion as Full Professor in Applied Economics and Economic Policy, and is affiliated with the GREEN Research Centre of Bocconi University in Milan, as well with the Department of Economics of Loyola Andalusia University, where he coordinates the research group “Applied and Computational Macroeconomics”. He is the author of several articles published in books and international scientific journals, and coordinator of several applied research projects, including the European FP7 project WASSERMed. He has been consultant for several organizations, including: European Commission (JRC), World Bank, United Nations and FAO. Roson in Scientific Director of the “CF Applied Economics” Research Centre. His research interests deal primarily with environmental economics, computable models for economic policy simulation and with the industrial organization of service industries.

Rubio José Luis
World Association of Soil and Water Conservation - WASWAC

Dr. José Luis Rubio was the founder and first director of the Desertification Research Center-CIDE, Valencia, Spain. He has 40 years of investigation of soils, their degradation and conservation, with numerous contributions in the scientific literature. He has been a pioneer in numerous aspects related to combating desertification, environmental security and socio-economic consequences of land degradation. He has made significant contributions in institutional aspects, advisory responsibilities and influence on public opinion. He has been a significant actor and leader in the promotion of soil conservation worldwide.

http://www.waswac.org/waswac/index.htm (World Association of Soil and Water Conservation-WASWAC)

http://www.soilconservation.eu (European Society for Soil Conservation-ESSC)


Dr. José Luis Rubio was the founder and first director of the Desertification Research Center-CIDE, Valencia, Spain. He has 40 years of investigation of soils, their degradation and conservation, with numerous contributions in the scientific literature. He has been a pioneer in numerous aspects related to combating desertification, environmental security and socio-economic consequences of land degradation. He has made significant contributions in institutional aspects, advisory responsibilities and influence on public opinion. He has been a significant actor and leader in the promotion of soil conservation worldwide.

http://www.waswac.org/waswac/index.htm (World Association of Soil and Water Conservation-WASWAC)

http://www.soilconservation.eu (European Society for Soil Conservation-ESSC)

Sánchez Espinosa Antonio
Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA), Spain

Antonio developed his career focused on GIS and remote sensing tools, especially to generate illustrative maps on environmental problems of all kind. His main area of work is marine data for the analysis of pressures and the study of marine protected areas. In land topics, he has worked in many projects on forests, wetlands and water bodies. Antonio also works as freelance photographer, graphic and web designer. The experience in this field is put into practice in the ETC-UMA, producing dissemination material for both experts and the general public.

http://www.etc.uma.es/antonio-sanchez/


Antonio developed his career focused on GIS and remote sensing tools, especially to generate illustrative maps on environmental problems of all kind. His main area of work is marine data for the analysis of pressures and the study of marine protected areas. In land topics, he has worked in many projects on forests, wetlands and water bodies. Antonio also works as freelance photographer, graphic and web designer. The experience in this field is put into practice in the ETC-UMA, producing dissemination material for both experts and the general public.

http://www.etc.uma.es/antonio-sanchez/

Satta Alessio
Imperial College of London

Environmental Engineer specialized in groundwater management at the Imperial College of London and with a Post-Graduate Degree in Environmental Engineering Management at Ecole des Mines de Paris. Alessio holds a European Ph.D. on Climate Change Science and Management from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. My research interests are related to environmental change in coastal areas driven by natural and human-induced process and the implications to coastal management. In particular, the implications of coastal change (at scales relevant to coastal management) on coastal flooding erosion and saltwater intrusion hazards, risks and vulnerability. Currently I chair the Mediterranean Sea and Coast Foundation, a non-profit organization which aim is protecting marine and coastal ecosystems from climate impacts and marine plastics with direct conservation actions and through blue innovation.

www.medseafoundation.org

Since February 2019, I coordinate MedWet, the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative, bringing together 27 Mediterranean and peri-Mediterranean countries that are Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. www.medwet.org


Environmental Engineer specialized in groundwater management at the Imperial College of London and with a Post-Graduate Degree in Environmental Engineering Management at Ecole des Mines de Paris. Alessio holds a European Ph.D. on Climate Change Science and Management from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. My research interests are related to environmental change in coastal areas driven by natural and human-induced process and the implications to coastal management. In particular, the implications of coastal change (at scales relevant to coastal management) on coastal flooding erosion and saltwater intrusion hazards, risks and vulnerability. Currently I chair the Mediterranean Sea and Coast Foundation, a non-profit organization which aim is protecting marine and coastal ecosystems from climate impacts and marine plastics with direct conservation actions and through blue innovation.

www.medseafoundation.org

Since February 2019, I coordinate MedWet, the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative, bringing together 27 Mediterranean and peri-Mediterranean countries that are Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. www.medwet.org

Schröder Christoph
Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA), Spain

Christoph Schröder is environmental data expert and project manager at the European Topic Centre of the University of Malaga. He has strong expertise in the analysis of drivers and pressures, particularly related to tourism activities, on coastal and marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean, integrating a wide range of data sources and using geospatial analysis tools. He has contributed to a series of assessments on this topic at European and Mediterranean level.


Christoph Schröder is environmental data expert and project manager at the European Topic Centre of the University of Malaga. He has strong expertise in the analysis of drivers and pressures, particularly related to tourism activities, on coastal and marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean, integrating a wide range of data sources and using geospatial analysis tools. He has contributed to a series of assessments on this topic at European and Mediterranean level.

Snoussi Maria
Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco

Maria Snoussi is Professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat-Morocco and Head of the ‘Coastal Environment & Climate Change’ Research Group at the Faculty of Sciences. She is currently President of IRD Scientific Council (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement); member of the steering committee of the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC) and contributed as a CLA to MAR1 Report. Prof Snoussi is also Chair of the MedWet Expert Group on Mediterranean Wetlands and Climate Change, and member of the BlueMed Group of Senior Officials.


Maria Snoussi is Professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat-Morocco and Head of the ‘Coastal Environment & Climate Change’ Research Group at the Faculty of Sciences. She is currently President of IRD Scientific Council (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement); member of the steering committee of the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC) and contributed as a CLA to MAR1 Report. Prof Snoussi is also Chair of the MedWet Expert Group on Mediterranean Wetlands and Climate Change, and member of the BlueMed Group of Senior Officials.

Tabet Youmna
UNESCO

Youmna Tabet is Associate Project Officer at the Arab State Unit of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, where her main area of focus is the safeguarding of World Heritage during conflicts as well as post-conflict reconstruction and recovery challenges. She is notably involved in the preservation and revitalization of the Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria). She was working as architect in Lebanon and France before specializing in heritage conservation and protection, and joining UNESCO in 2008.


Youmna Tabet is Associate Project Officer at the Arab State Unit of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, where her main area of focus is the safeguarding of World Heritage during conflicts as well as post-conflict reconstruction and recovery challenges. She is notably involved in the preservation and revitalization of the Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria). She was working as architect in Lebanon and France before specializing in heritage conservation and protection, and joining UNESCO in 2008.

Tode Lina
Plan Bleu

Programme officer at Plan Bleu and environmental economist by education, Lina Tode has been working on environment and development in the Mediterranean region for close to ten years. Within Plan Bleu, Lina has conducted several socioeconomic analyses related to maritime activities and overseen major projects and programs. Since 2017, Lina has piloted the overall process and elaboration of the Report on the State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean (SoED), to which she also produced many written contributions.


Programme officer at Plan Bleu and environmental economist by education, Lina Tode has been working on environment and development in the Mediterranean region for close to ten years. Within Plan Bleu, Lina has conducted several socioeconomic analyses related to maritime activities and overseen major projects and programs. Since 2017, Lina has piloted the overall process and elaboration of the Report on the State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean (SoED), to which she also produced many written contributions.

Tsakas Constantin
FEMISE, France

Dr. Constantin Tsakas is the General Secretary of the FEMISE think-tank network (France). He holds a PhD in economics from Aix-Marseille University. His main research interests include Social Entrepreneurship, SDGs, Innovation, Climate issues, Women & Youth Empowerment.

He is co-author of numerous reports on the economies of the southern Mediterranean and has contributed to publications by international organizations such as the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank.

Dr. Tsakas is also a Lecturer at SciencesPo at the Mediterranean campus of Menton.

www.femise.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scienceforpolicy/


Dr. Constantin Tsakas is the General Secretary of the FEMISE think-tank network (France). He holds a PhD in economics from Aix-Marseille University. His main research interests include Social Entrepreneurship, SDGs, Innovation, Climate issues, Women & Youth Empowerment.

He is co-author of numerous reports on the economies of the southern Mediterranean and has contributed to publications by international organizations such as the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank.

Dr. Tsakas is also a Lecturer at SciencesPo at the Mediterranean campus of Menton.

www.femise.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scienceforpolicy/

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