WELCOME TO FACECOAST
”Face the challenge of climate change in the med coastal zones”
Welcome Project COASTAL MAPPING (EC-DG MARE)
March 2016: The project COASTAL MAPPING joins the Facecoast Cluster!
“Coastal Mapping is a recent EMODnet activity, initiated in 2015 at the end of the second EMODnet development phase (Phase II). The main objective of EMODnet Coastal Mapping project, unlike the other EMODnet portals, is not to provide data or products, but to build a coastal mapping programme: assessing the current availability of digital coastal maps in the EU, disseminating this information by EMODnet, sharing experience of coastal mapping in the EU, developing standards for best practices and proposing how a future Joint European Coastal Mapping Programme (JECMAP) could operate.
The portal will allow users to view, query and download data and metadata from public and private sources – from throughout Europe - via a single entry portal. It will also provide indications of most appropriate technique for future mapping and digital data from other organisations (EEA, other EMODnet projects)."
BOLOGNA CHARTER COORDINATION BOARD
Rome, 28-29 Apr., 2016: The next meeting of the Coordination Board of the Bologna Charter, organised within the working Group “Transport & Integrated Maritime Policy” Intermediterranean Commission, that will be held in Rome next 28th of April at the premises of the Italian Ministry of Environment and Land and Sea Protection.
During the meeting we will have the opportunity to discuss upon the last developments of the BoCh’s Joint Action Plan and explore further possibilities for collaboration in the frame of the emerging strategies for the Mediterranean and the implementation of the cooperation programmes at EU/Euro-Med level.
Besides, the day after (29/4) in the same venue, the Italian Ministry for the Environment and Land and Sea Protection organises the Conference “Coastal erosion: national guidelines for the management of the phenomena and perspectives of harmonisation at the Mediterranean scale”.
INVITATION COP21 Paris
Side event 2nd December 2015 – 15 h à 17 h – Site du Bourget
To adapt coastal areas.
"Coastal risks / erosion and marine submersion: the situation of the Mediterranean coastal zones subjected to the effects of climate change"
Our shores are subjected to strong pressures that result a disappearance of some beaches and damages that will go be accentuated over the coming decades.
Many European coastal projects (Beachmed, COASTANCE, Maremed, CoastGap ...) have in last years analyzed these risks to improve their knowledge and to prepare a common response.
Side event 3rd December 2015 – 10 h à 12 h 30 – Site du Bourget
To adapt coastal areas, during the Day of Seas and Oceans.
"Adaptation of Mediterranean coastal areas to coastal risks: Bologna Charter and Joint Action Plan"
Following the 2002 European recommendations on ICZM, 29 Mediterranean authorities signed in 2013 the Bologna Charter which issues will be presented and discussed.
Completed in 2015, the CoastGap Partners developed a Joint Action Plan at the Mediterranean scale: this JAP document is a response to the actual critical situation which will worsen in the near future.
THE BOLOGNA CHARTER AND THE JAP AT THE JOINT MEETING OF EC EXPERT GROUPS ON ICM & MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING
Brussels (BE), 21-22nd April 2015. The CPMR, as member of the EC Expert Group on ICM and MSP, is giving communication at the Joint Meeting in Brussels on the Bologna Charter Joint Action Plan (JAP), delivered in the frame of COASTGAP project, with the aim of:
- raising awareness on issues related to Med coastal zones management/defence/adaptation;
- requesting and contributing to a macro-regional and basin maritime strategy for the Mediterranean Sea;
- involving also the higher levels of National/European/International authorities (already in an advanced phase in IT, GR, F and ongoing in E and HR);
- demanding the definition of tools and financial resources for BC and JAP, as well as the launching of specific project calls.
MEDSANDCOAST AT COASTESONDA 2015
FERRARA, 23-24-25 Sep. 2015. MEDSANDCOAST took part in the International CoastEsonda Expo in Ferrara (Italy), the most important annual event on coastal zone and sea management and protection, hydrogeological instability and endangered territory maintenance. A stand dedicated to MEDSANDCOAST was animated in the fair pavillon, and brochures on the ENPI CBC Programme and project MEDSANDCOAST were distributed. For further information, visit the website of the Exhibition.
On Friday 25th Sep. MEDSANDCOAST will organise the international conference "International Confrontation on the Themes of the National Board", with the project partners and keynote speakers from the United States and the Netherlands.
FINAL ICZM AND CLIMVAR MEDPARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
Split (CH), 12-13th May 2015: PAP/RAC - MedPartnership (LME) will organise the final ICZM and ClimVar MedPartnership conference. For further info visit the PAP-RAC website.