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Newsletter MedPan Augustus 2013

While tourists still enjoy the warm beaches of our Mediterranean coasts, we draw your attention on the organisation of the first regional symposium on artisanal fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Organised by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, with the support of many partners, including WWF and MedPAN, it will be held in November 2013 in Malta.

Please also note the opening of registrations for the MedPAN 2013 workshop to be held in Hyeres, France, from 12 to 14 November. The workshop will focus on Surveillance and regulation in MPAs: how to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of actions.

More widely, you will find in this newsletter a selection of latest news published on the MedPAN website.

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Exchange days on Integrated Coastal Zone Management / Journées d’échanges sur la gestion intégrée des zones côtières

Montpellier university and the regional delegation of the Ministry of environment from Languedo-Roussillon region are organizing an ICZM day devoted to coastal visioning in support to ICZM. This takes place on September 26 to 27 in Montpellier city, France. All presentations, debates and exchanges will be in French language. For those interesting, find below flyer and program.

L’université de Montpellier et la mission prospective de la DREAL Languedoc-Roussillon organisent le jeudi 26 septembre 2013, une journée d’échanges  sur la prospective littorale en appui à la décision et à la Gestion Intégrée des Zones Côtières (GIZC).
La Datar organise le lendemain une rencontre nationale des acteurs de la gestion intégrée des zones côtières (GIZC) le vendredi 27 septembre 2013.
Cette journée se déroulera à l’université de Montpellier et aura pour thème « la GIZC, une démarche pour le développement durable des activités littorales ».
Le lieu exact, les programmes, et des informations complémentaires vous seront communiqués dans les prochaines semaines.

En savoir plus ...

PhD Scholarships in Trait-Based Marine Ecology

Dear colleagues,

Centre for Ocean Life ( offers a number of 3-year PhD scholarships within the general topic of Marine Ecology. The PhD students will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Charlottenlund, Denmark), or at one of the collaborating institutes or universities in the Copenhagen area.

The overarching goal of the Centre is to develop trait-based models of marine ecosystems. We do this through three interconnected main activities: (i) Identification of essential traits and quantification of the associated tradeoffs for the main life forms in the ocean (from microbes to mammals); (ii) development of trait based models of marine populations, communities, and ecosystems; (iii) descriptions of spatio-temporal patterns and distributions of species and ‘traits’ in marine systems.  Further information on these main activities and examples of possible projects can be found on the Centre’s homepage.



Ken H. Andersen, professor in theoretical marine ecology,

Centre for Ocean Life

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Interesting article: 'Spatial data management priorities for assessment of Europe’s coasts and seas'

Systemic understanding of marine and coastal environment needs data integration following a respective concept e.g. multi-dimensional and functional mapping. A number of new activities will improve data supply for coasts and seas. This data needs to be integrated and combined with socio-economic drivers and resulting pressures. Resulting knowledge base should be able to inform effectively ecosystem-based management actions, such as integrated coastal zone management, maritime spatial planning, extension of Natura 2000 areas or climate change adaptation in coastal regions and maritime sectors. Assessment that aims to inform such processes will require rethinking of priorities for spatial data collection and analysis, in particular building on data sharing and standardization, improved spatial data integration, promoting interoperability of relevant information systems and possibility of assimilating different data types in to models. Different aspects of spatial data should be addressed in coherent implementation of spatial data infrastructure.

Meiner, A. (2013). Spatial data management priorities for assessment of Europe’s coasts and seas. J. Coast. Conserv. 17(2): 271-277.

Read here the article.

New issue PEGASO newsletter out

This newsletter provides some information on events that took place in the last few months: the 3rd General Meeting, the Participatory workshop on a cross-cutting approach to coastal management, ... You will also find information on new articles from the PEGASO Wiki, a link to the indicator factsheets, the Spatial Data Infrastructure Brochure, etc.


Newsletter MedPan April 2013

This April newsletter is the opportunity to announce the move of the MedPAN premises in Marseille, France. Already inaugurated with the local partners, the Secretariat will open its doors to all members and partners of the network during the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 3), actually hosted this year by the euro-Mediterranean metropolis.
You can now reach us at +33 4 91 58 09 62 or as always at +33 6 81 75 61 78

For the rest, you will find in the Newsletter a selection of latest news published on the MedPAN website, including this month, two interviews with Messrs Juan Pablo Pertierra and Fotios Papoulias of the European Commission, on the links between the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the Habitat and Birds Directives in the Mediterranean. We also draw your attention on the launch of the IMPAC3 Call for Papers that needs to be answered by 10 May 2013.

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40th CIESM Congress – Marseille, France, 28 October - 1 November 2013

The submission period of CIESM Congress papers will expire on the 15 April.

More information and the themes of the Congress can be found online at

Download the congress poster.

New PEGASO wiki articles online

Two wiki articles have been uploaded recently in the PEGASO Wiki. Please have a look at the following tools for Integrated Coastal Zone Management:

Global Congress on Integrated Coastal Management (29 October - 4 November)

Abstracts from the PEGASO Community for the Global Congress on Integrated Coastal Management will be accepted until the 5th of April for a special PEGASO Session.

Dear PEGASO Colleagues,

The Global Congress on ICM, which is the joint meeting of EMECS 10 and MEDCOAST 2013 (the eleventh event of the series), will convene in Marmaris, Turkey during 30 October - 03 November 2013. The abstract submission to the Global Congress expired about a month ago and we received 371 abstracts, excluding presentations to be made in Special Sessions. 

As many of you already know, MEDCOAST's bi-annual conference series, which has been run regularly since 1993, focuses on the issue of Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Therefore, it will be a golden opportunity for our PEGASO project to make a big presence in the conference and the PEGASO Special Session for showing what has been achieved to a global community of ICM scientists, professionals and end-users, just before the project concludes. It would be nice if we could get one presentation from each CASE, 1-4 presentation (s) from each WP and individual contributions from several partners.

Special issues of several leading coastal and marine journals containing peer-reviewed articles selected from the proceedings of the Global Congress are planned. It would be an excellent product of our project if one of these special issues contains exclusively selected PEGASO articles and called: Coastal Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The deadline for abstract submission by the PEGASO community is extended until 5 April 2013. Please kindly send your abstract as ms word file to my email address with cc to the Congress Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). It is important that you follow exactly the format for abstracts given in the congress web page (

Kind regards,
Erdal Özhan

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