|The benefits of the implementation of the GOOS in the Mediterranean region, Rabat, Morocco, 1-3 November 1999|
(2002). The benefits of the implementation of the GOOS in the Mediterranean region, Rabat, Morocco, 1-3 November 1999. GOOS Report, 85. IOC Workshop Report, 173. 12 + annexes pp.
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A MedGOOS Workshop on the "Benefits of the Implementation of the Global Ocean Observing System in the Mediterranean Region" was held on 1-3 November 1999 in Rabat, Morocco. This meeting brought together more than seventy participants, including representatives of institutions from 18 Mediterranean countries, Europe and Africa, as wall as from United Nations agencies and international governmental and non-governmental organizations. The workshop was opened and closed by the Secretary of State for Scientific Research of Morocco. After the Plenary sessions and presentaions, the participants were split into working groups.The results of these working grgoups constituted the framework for project proposals to be submitted to potential donors and funding agencies. One potential source of funding is the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Union. The GEF of the World Bank is another potential source of funds. Some funds for North African countries may also be obtained through the PACSICOM/African Process for the Development and Protection of the Coatsal and Marine Environment.The workshop recognized that, while GOOS is a global programme, it would be developed at the local and regional level through programmes such as MedGOOS, EuroGOOS and GOOS-AFRIVA. The MedGOOS Strategy was submitted to the workshoop participants by the MedGOOS Chairperson, and was approved by the attendees. Several additional countries signed the MedGOOS Memorendum of Understanding (MoU).