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                                                                       Regional Seas Status Report (as at October 2003)


Name of the Regional Sea: Mediterranean Sea


A: General Information
Countries                Contracting Parties: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, European Community, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya,
                         Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey (Serbia and Montenegro as from November 2003)

                         Convention                                                       Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution (Entry into Force:
Governing                                                                                 12 February 1978). Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal
Instruments                                                                               Region of the Mediterranean, 1995 (not yet in force) (updated and revised version)
                         Protocols                                                             The Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping
                                                                                                from Ships and Aircraft (Entry into Force: 12 February 1978); then the Protocol for the
                                                                                                Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from
                                                                                                Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea (amended protocol not yet in force)
                                                                                           The Protocol concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea
                                                                                                by Oil and other Harmful Substances in cases of Emergency (Entry into Force: 12
                                                                                                February 1978); then the Protocol concerning Co-operation in Preventing Pollution
                                                                                                from Ships and, in cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea
                                                                                                (Not yet in force)
                                                                                           The Protocol for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-
                                                                                                based Sources (Entry into Force: 17 June 1983); then the Protocol for the Protection of
                                                                                                the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities
                                                                                                (amended protocol not yet in force)
                                                                                           The Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the
                                                                                                Mediterranean (Entry into Force: 12 December 1999)
                                                                                           The Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution resulting
                                                                                                from Exploration and Exploitation (Offshore Protocol) of the Continental Shelf and the
                                                                                                Seabed and its Subsoil (Not yet in force)
                                                                                           The Protocol on the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary
                                                                                                Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Not yet in force)
                         Action Plan                                                      Action Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Sustainable Development
                                                                                          of the Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean (Mediterranean Action Plan or MAP Phase II)
                 Name (Conference of the Parties, etc)                       Conference of the Contracting Parties; Bureau of the Contracting Parties
Governing Body   Name of the Chairperson or equivalent and contact details   President of the Bureau of the Contracting Parties
                                                                             H.E. M. Bernard Fautrier (until November 2003)
                                                                             Ministre Plénipotentiaire
                                                                             chargé de la Coopération Internationale pour
                                                                             l’Environnement et le Développement
                                                                             ‘’Villa Girasole’’
                                                                             16 Blv. de Suisse
                                                                             MC-98000 Monaco-Ville
                                                                             Monaco
                                                                             Tel: +377-93-158333
                                                                             Fax: +377-93-158888
                                                                             E-mail: bfautrier@gouv.mc

                                                                             In November 2003, the Contracting Parties will elect a new President at their Ordinary
                                                                             Meeting
Administrative   Name of the Regional Coordinating Unit                      Coordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan
Body

                 Name of the Coordinator or equivalent and contact details   Lucien Chabason
                                                                             Coordinator UNEP/MAP
                                                                             chabason@unepmap.gr

                                                                             Arab Hoballah
                                                                             Deputy Coordinator
                                                                             hoballah@unepmap.gr

                                                                             Vas Konstantinou 48
                                                                             116 35 Athens, Greece
                                                                             Tel: + 30 210 72 73 100 Fax: +30 210 72 53 196/7
                                                                             www.unpemap.org
                                                                             Email: unepmap@unepmap.gr




                                                                             MED POL Programme for the Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution
                 Programme and Regional Activity Centres for the             Francesco Saverio Civili, Coordinator,
                 implementation of the Action Plan                           fscivili@unepmap.gr
                                                                             Vas Konstantinou 48
                                                                             116 35 Athens, Greece
                                                                             Tel: + 30 210 72 73 100 Fax: +30 210 72 53 196/7
                                                                             www.unpemap.org
                                                                             Email: unepmap@unepmap.gr
Blue Plan/Regional Activity Centre (BP/RAC)
Guillaume BENOIT, Director
Plan Bleu, 15 rue Beethoven, Sophia Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne, France.
Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 38 71 30 Fax: +33 (0) 4 92 38 71 31
gbenoit@planbleu.org
http://www.planbleu.org
E-mail: planbleu@planbleu.org

Priority Actions Programme/ Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC)
Kraj Sv. Ivana 11 21000 Split, Croatia
Ivica Trumbic, Director
Tel: +385 21 340 470 Fax: +385 21 340 490
ivica.trumbic@ppa.tel.hr
www.pap-thecoastcentre.org
E-mail: pap@gradst.hr,

Specially Protected Areas/ Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC)
Boulevard de l'Environnement
PB 337 CEDEX 1080 Tunis, Tunisia
Tel: +216 1 795 760 Fax: +216 1 797 349
Zeineb Belkhir, Director
www.rac-spa.org.tn
Email: car-asp@rac-spa.org.tn

Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea
(REMPEC)
Roberto Patruno, Director
Manoel Island, Gzira GZR 03, Malta
Tel: +356 21 33 72 96/7/8 Fax +356 21 33 99 51
www.rempec.org
Email: rempec@rempec.org


Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production (CP/RAC)
Victor Macia, Director
Paris, 184 - 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 415 11 12 Fax: +34 93 237 02 86
Email: vmacia@cema-sa.org
www.cema-sa.org
cleanpro@cema-sa.org

Environment Remote Sensing/ Regional Activity Centre (ERS/RAC)
2, Via G. Giusti, 90144 Palermo, Italy
Tel +39 091 342 368 Fax +39 091 308 512
http://www.ctmnet.it/
Email: ctmrac@tin.it
B: Actors in the field of conservation, management and sustainable development of the marine
   and coastal environment in the RS


                Name                                                                               MAJOR ACTORS

                                          Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                          Intergovernmental
                                          orgs. etc.)
   Ministry of Environment,               Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point
   Albania                                Administrative
                                                                                      (Mr. Besnik Baraj
                                                                                      Deputy Minister
                                                                                      Ministry of Environment
                                                                                      27 Rruga e Durresit, Tirana, Albania
                                                                                      [355] 4225134, [355] 4 270625
                                                                                      albnea@albnet.net)

                                                                                      Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities ( National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                      Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                      and activities, training in environmental inspection systems and in wastewater treatment), port
                                                                                      reception facilities existing situation and needs.
   National Environment Agency, Tirana,                                               CAMP, training on ICAM, marine and coastal biodiversity, environmental performance indicators.
   Albania
   Faculty of Natural Sciences            National Institute                          Trend monitoring of heavy metals, organic contaminants, nutrients, biological-effects monitoring
   University of Tirana,
   Albania
   Ministère de l'Amenagement du          Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point
   Territoire, et de l'Environnement,     Administrative                              (Mme. Nadia Chenouf
   Algérie                                                                            Direction de la Conservation de la Biodiversité, du Milieu Naturel, des Sites et Paysages
                                                                                      Ministère de l'Amenagement du Territoire, et de l'Environnement
                                                                                      rue des Quatre Canons
                                                                                      16000 Alger, Algérie
                                                                                      [213] 21 432884, [213] 21 432848
                                                                                      n_chenouf@hotmail.com)

                                                                                      Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                      Implementation of SAP, Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                      and activities), CAMP, training on ICAM, soil erosion and desertification control project,
                                                                                      environmental performance indicators, Med MPA, national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO, national
                                                                                      contingency plan and subregional contingency plan for SW Mediterranean, seminars on oil spill
                                                                                      response, environmental statistics (MED STAT Environment) in cooperation with National Office of
                                                                                      Statistics.

                                                                                      EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                      Mr Djamel Echirkd.
                                                                                      echirk@environnement-dz.org
             Name                                                                                MAJOR ACTORS

                                        Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                        Intergovernmental
                                        orgs. etc.)
Institut des Sciences de la Mer et de   National Institute                          Research Programme participants.
l'Aménagement du Littoral (ISMAL),
Alger,
Algérie
Hydro Engineering Institute,            National Institute                          MAP National Focal Point,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
                                                                                    (Mr Tarik Kupusovic
                                                                                    Special Advisor to the Minister of Physical Planning and Environment
                                                                                    Hydro Engineering Institute
                                                                                    S. Tomica 1, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
                                                                                    [387] 33 207949, [387] 33 207949
                                                                                    mapbh@bih.net.ba)

                                                                                    Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                    Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                    and activities, training in environmental inspection systems), development of clean production center.


Priority Actions Programme/ Regional    Regional Centre                             MAP Regional Activity Centre for Integrated Coastal Area Management (ICAM) and Priority
Activity Centre (PAP/RAC),                                                          Actions to address problems and effects of development on the coast: significant work in the field of
Croatia                                                                             natural resources, including water resources and soil, tourism and urban development, coastal
                                                                                    erosion, waste management, EIA and more. Technical assistance and coordination of local projects,
                                                                                    notably Coastal Area Management Programmes (CAMPs).
Ministry of Environmental Protection    Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point,
and Physical Planning,                  Administrative
Croatia                                                                             (Mr Nenad Mikulic)
                                                                                    Head
                                                                                    Department for Environmental Impact Assessment and Contingency Planning
                                                                                    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning
                                                                                    [385] 1 6118388, [385] 1 6772388
                                                                                    nenad.mikulic@duzo.tel.hr

                                                                                    Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                    Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                    and activities, training in wastewater treatment and environmental inspection systems), CAMP,
                                                                                    training on ICAM, environmental performance indicators, indicators for sustainable development in
                                                                                    coastal areas, case study on financing and cooperation for sustainable development, cooperation in
                                                                                    the development of sub-regional contingency plan for the Northern Adriatic, port reception facilities
                                                                                    existing situation and needs, implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, National Diagnostic
                                                                                    Process for SAP-BIO, tourism CCA projects.
             Name                                                                             MAJOR ACTORS

                                     Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                     Intergovernmental
                                     orgs. etc.)
Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb,   National Institute                          Trend monitoring of organic contaminants, biological effects monitoring
Croatia
University of Split,                                                             ICAM; Economic instruments for environmental protection; biodiversity protection
Croatia
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural     Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point, and EU/SMAP Correspondent
Resources and Environment,           Administrative
Cyprus                                                                           (Mr Nikos Georgiades
                                                                                 Director for Environment
                                                                                 Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
                                                                                 17 Taghmatarhou Pouliou, Ayios Andreas, CY-1100 Nicosia, Cyprus
                                                                                 [357] 22 303883, [357] 22 774945
                                                                                 esdirector@cytanet.com.cy)

                                                                                 Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                 Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                 and activities, training in environmental inspection systems), CAMP, environmental performance
                                                                                 indicators, MEDERMIS (indicators), environmental statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in
                                                                                 cooperation with the Department of Statistics and Research, free trade and environment, development
                                                                                 of national contingency plans
Fisheries Department, Nicosia,       National Institute                          Trend and state monitoring of heavy metals and organic contaminants. State monitoring of nutrients
Cyprus                                                                           in seawater, monitoring of effluents, marine litter and tar. Monitoring of atmospheric loads of trace
                                                                                 metals; implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, National Diagnostic Process for SAP-BIO,
                                                                                 Med MPA SMAP project, Regional Training in Marine Turtle Conservation.
Egyptian Environmental Affairs       Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point
Agency (EEAA),                       Administrative                              (Dr. Mohamed Sayed Khalil
Egypt                                                                            Chief Executive Officer, EEAA
                                                                                 Cabinet of Ministers
                                                                                 30 Misr-Helwan El-Zyrae Road, P. O. Box 955 Maadi , Cairo, Egypt
                                                                                 [20] 2 5256445, [20] 2 5256454
                                                                                 khalil@eeaa.gov.eg)

                                                                                 Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                 Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                 and activities), CAMP, environmental performance indicators, MEDERMIS (indicators),
                                                                                 environmental statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the Central Agency for
                                                                                 Public Mobilization and Statistics, case study on economic tools for the environment, implementation
                                                                                 of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO.

                                                                                 EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                 Ms Dahlia Lotayef
                                                                                 pftc@eeaa.gov.eg
NIOF, Alexandria,                    National Institute                          The National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is a MED POL Research Programme
Egypt                                                                            participant
              Name                                                                                     MAJOR ACTORS

                                       Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description         Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                       Intergovernmental
                                       orgs. etc.)
European Union                         Intergovernmental       The EU is a
                                                               Contracting Party to      MAP Focal Point:
                                                               the Barcelona             Ms Soledad Blanco
                                                               Convention. The           DG Environment-- Enlargement and Neighbouring Countries
                                                               European                  Environment Directorate E - International Affairs (DG ENV-E-1)
                                                               Commission, among         Commission Européenne
                                                               other activities, funds   Office: BU9 04/124
                                                               a number of               200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles, Belgique
                                                               programmes in EU,         [32] 2 2995182, [32] 2 2994123
                                                               EU neighbouring           Soledad.Blanco@cec.eu.int
                                                               countries,
                                                               Mediterranean and         MEDSTAT Focal Point:
                                                               the rest of the world,    Mr. Stéphane Quefelec
                                                               dealing with various      Tel. +352-430134987
                                                               environment-related       Fax +352-43013259
                                                               issues.                   Stephane.Quefelec@cec.eu.int

                                                                                         EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                         Mr George Strongylis
                                                                                         George.Strongylis@cec.eu.int

Blue Plan/Regional Activity Centre     Regional Centre                                   MAP Regional Activity Centre for systemic and prospective environment/socio-economic
(BP/RAC),                                                                                development analyses. Mediterranean Environment and Development Observatory. Economic tools
France                                                                                   for sustainable development. Integration of sustainability in sectorial policies. Indicators and statistics
                                                                                         for sustainable development.
Atelier du Patrimoine de la Ville de   Regional                                          MAP Programme for the Protection of Coastal Historic Sites, training in optimal site management
Marseille,                                                                               practice.
France
IFREMER, Issy-les-Moulinaux,           National                IFREMER's fields of       -     Marine pollution training and research
France                                 intergovernmental       activity are: coastal     -    Joint preparation of Guidelines for selection and protection of sites suitable for aquaculture
                                       institution             environment               -    Co-organisation of training on various aquaculture issues
                                                               management, marine
                                                               living resource
                                                               management, ocean
                                                               research engineering
                                                               and marine
                                                               technology,
                                                               managing ocean
                                                               research vessels and
                                                               tools for underwater
                                                               intervention
              Name                                                                            MAJOR ACTORS

                                     Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                     Intergovernmental
                                     orgs. etc.)
Atelier Technique des Espaces        National Insitute                           Implementation of the Med MPA (Marine Protected Areas) SMAP Project
Naturels (ATEN)
France
Ministère des Affaires étrangères,   Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
France                               Administrative
                                                                                 M. Philippe Lacoste
                                                                                 Sous-Directeur pour l'environnement et les accords économiques sectoriels
                                                                                 Direction des Affaires économiques et financières et des accord économiques
                                                                                 Ministère des Affaires étrangères
                                                                                 37, Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
                                                                                 [33] 1 43175353, [33] 1 43175745
                                                                                 philippe.lacoste@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Direction de l'eau, Ministère de     Governmental,                               Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme,
l'écologie et du développement       Administrative                              Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and
durable,                                                                         activities (SAP).
France
Ministère de l’Environnement,        Governmental                                EU/SMAP Correspondents:
France                               Administrative
                                                                                 Ms Emmanuèle Leblanc
                                                                                 emmanuele.leblanc@environnement.gouv.fr

                                                                                 Mr François Leyrat
                                                                                 franηois.leyrat@environnement.gouv.fr
Centre of Documentation, Research    National Institution                        Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution (oil and HNS)
and Experimentation on accidental
water pollution (CEDRE)
France
MED POL Programme for the            Regional Programme                          Environmental assessment component of MAP. Assistance to Mediterranean countries in drawing up
Assessment and Control of Marine                                                 and implementing pollution monitoring programmes, and national action plans to implement the
Pollution, MEDU, Athens,                                                         Strategic Action Programme to Address Pollution from Land Based Sources and Activities (SAP).
Greece                                                                           Follow-up work on the implementation by Mediterranean countries of the LBS, Dumping and
                                                                                 Hazardous Wastes Protocols.
             Name                                                                              MAJOR ACTORS

                                      Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                      Intergovernmental
                                      orgs. etc.)
Mediterranean Commission on           Regional Commission                         The MCSD has a mandate to identify evaluate and assess major economic, ecological and social
Sustainable Development (MCSD),                                                   problems set out in Agenda MED 21 and to advise MAP on sustainable development solutions and
MEDU, Athens,                                                                     offer recommendations and proposals for action.
Greece
Department of Applied Physics -       National Academic                           MAP National Focal Point:
Laboratory of Meteorology and         Department
Oceanography, University of Athens,                                               Prof. Alexander Lascaratos
Greece                                                                            Assistant-Professor of Oceanography
                                                                                  Department of Applied Physics - Laboratory of Meteorology and Oceanography,
                                                                                  University of Athens
                                                                                  Building Phys-V, Panepistimioupolis, GR-157 84 Athens, Greece
                                                                                  2107276839, 2107295282
                                                                                  alasc@oc.phys.uoa.gr
Water Section, Ministry of the        Governmental,                               Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme,
Environment, Physical Planning and    Administrative                              Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
Public Works,                                                                     and activities, CAMP, MEDERMIS (indicators)
Greece
                                                                                  EU/SMAP Correspondents:
                                                                                  Ms Maria Peppa, Mr Ilias Mavroidis
                                                                                  deu@minenv.gr
Nature Management Section,            Governmental,                               Implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, National Diagnostic Process for SAP-BIO,
Environmental Planning Division,      Administrative
General Directorate for the
Environment, Ministry of the
Environment, Physical Planning and
Public Works,
Greece
University of the Aegean Mytilene,    National Institute                          Monitoring, ICAM, Biodiversity protection
Lesvos,
Greece                                                                            EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                  Mr Harris Coccossis
                                                                                  hkok@aegean.gr
Ministry of Industry, Energy and      National Institute                          Trend and state monitoring of heavy metals and organic contaminants. State monitoring of nutrients,
Technology, National Centre for                                                   chl-a etc. Biological effects monitoring, compliance monitoring of shellfish waters.
Marine Research, Institute of
Oceanography,
Greece
             Name                                                                              MAJOR ACTORS

                                      Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                      Intergovernmental
                                      orgs. etc.)
Ministry of the Environment,          Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Israel                                Administrative
                                                                                  Ms Miki Haran
                                                                                  Director General, Ministry of the Environment
                                                                                  P.O. Box 34033, 5 Kanfei Nesharim Street, 95464 Jerusalem, Israel
                                                                                  [972] 2 6553720/2, [972] 2 6535939
                                                                                  ori@environment.gov.il

                                                                                  Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                  Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                  and activities, CAMP, Implementation of SPA and Biodivesity Protocol, MED MPA SMAP Project
                                                                                  and national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO in cooperation with Division of Science and
                                                                                  Conservation, NNPPA, MEDERMIS (Indicators), environmental statistics (MEDSTAT
                                                                                  Environment) in cooperation with the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel, RESSAC project.
Ministry of the Environment,          Governmental,                               EU/SMAP Correspondent:
International Relations Division      Administrative                              Ms Ori Livne
Israel                                                                            ori@environment.gov.il
Ministry of Infrastructure,           National Institute                          State and trend monitoring in coastal and hot spot areas
Oceanographic & Limnological
Research Institute,
Israel
Environment Remote Sensing            Regional Centre                             MAP Regional Activity Centre for cooperation with Mediterranean countries to support planning and
Regional Activity Centre (ERS/RAC),                                               decision-making processes aiming at the sustainable development of marine and coastal areas
Italy                                                                             through the application of data derived from remote sensing.

Ministero dell'Ambiente,              Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Italy                                 Administrative                              Mr Corrado Clini
                                                                                  Direttore, Protezione Internazionale Ambiente, Ispettorato Centrale per la difesa del Mare,
                                                                                  Ministero dell'Ambiente
                                                                                  Via Cristoforo Colombo 44, 00147-Rome, Italy
                                                                                  [39] 06 57223429-31, [39] 06 57228175
                                                                                  corrado.clini@minambiente.it

                                                                                  Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                  Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                  and activities), participation in the development of a sub-regional contingency plan for the Northern
                                                                                  Adriatic.

                                                                                  EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                  Mr Antonio Strambaci
                                                                                  ecomed@romacivica.net
             Name                                                                            MAJOR ACTORS

                                    Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                    Intergovernmental
                                    orgs. etc.)
Italian National Environmental      Governmental ,                              Training in environmental compliance and enforcement
Protection Agency (ANPA),           Administrative
Italy
The Central Institute of Research   National Institution                        Cooperation in the development of Mediterranean marine protected areas (SMAP MedMPA),
Applied to the Sea (ICRAM),                                                     preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution, prevention of pollution from ships.
 Italy
Ministry of Environment,            Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Lebanon                             Administrative
                                                                                Mr Berj Hatjian
                                                                                Director General, Ministry of Environment
                                                                                P.O. Box 70-1091, Antelias, Beirut, Lebanon
                                                                                [961] 4 522222, [961] 4 525080
                                                                                dgmoe@moe.gov.lb

                                                                                Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                and activities), CAMP, environmental performance indicators, MEDERMIS (indicators),
                                                                                environmental statistics (MEDSTAT environment) in cooperation with the Central Administration of
                                                                                Statistics of Lebanon, coastal land degradation CoLD project in cooperation with National Centre for
                                                                                Remote Sensing (NCRS), marine turtle nesting assessment, national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO,
                                                                                implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol.

                                                                                EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                Ms Nancy Khoury
                                                                                n.khoury@moe.gov.lb
National Council for Scientific     Governmental Council                        Research Programme Participants
Research, Jounieh,
Lebanon
Environment General Authority,      Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya              Administrative
                                                                                Dr Omar Mohammed Sudani
                                                                                Minister for Environment, Environment General Authority
                                                                                P. O. Box 83618,Turkey Street,Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
                                                                                [218] 21 4870266, [218] 21 4839991
                                                                                ega@egalibya.org
                                                                                www.egalibya.org

                                                                                Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                and activities, training in wastewater treatment), case study on indicators for sustainable development
                                                                                in coastal areas, environmental statistics, identification of monk seal hot spot areas of presence, port
                                                                                reception facilities existing situation and needs, development of national contingency plan (NCP).
              Name                                                                              MAJOR ACTORS

                                       Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                       Intergovernmental
                                       orgs. etc.)
Regional Marine Pollution Emergency    Regional Centre                             MAP Regional Activity Centre to assist Mediterranean countries with their commitments under the
Response Centre for the                                                            Emergency Protocol, to build up national capabilities in the preparedness and response to major
Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC),                                                        marine pollution incidents. The centre also facilitates cooperation between countries in combating
Malta                                                                              accidental marine pollution from a range of hazardous substances including oil, the dissemination of
                                                                                   information prior to and during an emergency and provision of training and technical assistance.
                                                                                   Follow-up work relating to the implementation by Mediterranean countries of the Offshore Protocol.
Department of Biology, University of   National Institute                          Research Programme Participants
Malta, Msida,
Malta
Ministry for the Environment,          Governmental,                               EU/SMAP Correspondent:
Environmental Protection Department,   Administrative                              Mr Louis Vella
                                                                                   lovella@waldonet.net.mt

Malta Environment and Planning         Governmental,                               Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme,
Authority (MEPA),                      Administrative                              Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and
                                                                                   activities (SAP), CAMP, national report on ICAM, environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment)
Malta                                                                              in cooperation with the National Statistics Office, MedMPA SMAP Project, development of national
                                                                                   contingency plan (NCP)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,           Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Malta                                  Administrative
                                                                                   Mr Anthony Borg
                                                                                   Director, Multilateral Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
                                                                                   Palazzo Parisio, Merchants Street, Valletta, Malta
                                                                                   [356] 21242191, [356] 21237822
                                                                                   tony.borg@magnet.mt
Service de l'Environnement,            Governmental,                               Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme,
Monaco                                 Administrative                              Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and
                                                                                   activities (SAP).
Ministère d'Etat,                      Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Monaco                                 Administrative
                                                                                   S. E. M. Bernard Fautrier
                                                                                   Ministre Plénipotentiaire, Chargé de la coopération internationale pour l'environnement et le
                                                                                   développement, Ministère d'Etat
                                                                                   "Villa Girasole", 16, Boulevard de Suisse, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
                                                                                   [377] 93 158333, [377] 93 158888
                                                                                   bfautrier@gouv.mc
              Name                                                                            MAJOR ACTORS

                                     Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                     Intergovernmental
                                     orgs. etc.)
Ministère de l'aménagement du        Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
territoire, de l'environnement       Administrative
de l'urbanisme, et de l'habitat,                                                 M. Abdelfetah Sahibi
Maroc                                                                            Chef, Division Planification et Prospective, Ministère de l'aménagement du territoire, de
                                                                                 l'environnement, de l'urbanisme, et de l'habitat
                                                                                 36, avenue Al Abtal Agdal, Rabat, Maroc
                                                                                 [212] 37 772662, [212] 37 777697
                                                                                 sahibi@minenv.gov.ma

                                                                                 Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                 Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                 and activities), CAMP, soil erosion and desertification control project, environmental performance
                                                                                 indicators, environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the national
                                                                                 Statistical Office, implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, MedMPA SMAP project, case
                                                                                 studies in projects on free trade and the environment, case study on financing and cooperation for
                                                                                 sustainable development, development of national contingency plan (NCP), participation in the
                                                                                 development of a sub-regional contingency plan for the south western Mediterranean, emergency
                                                                                 plan for the port of Nador, seminars on oil spill response.

                                                                                 EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                 Mr Abdelfetah Sahibi
                                                                                 dcop@minenv.gov.ma
Institut National de Recherches      National Institute                          Research Programme participants
Halieutiques (INRH), Casablanca,
Maroc
Laboratoire de pollution             National Institute                          Research Programme participants
atmosphérique et marine, Ecole
Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs (E.M.I.),
Rabat, Maroc
Office National de l´eau potable     Governmental,                               Research Programme participants
(ONEP), Rabat,                       Administrative
Maroc
Ministry for the Protection of the   Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Environment and Physical Planning,   Administrative
Serbia & Montenegro                                                              Ms Jelena Knezevic
                                                                                 Advisor, Ministry for the Protection of the Environment and Physical Planning
                                                                                 PC Vektra, 81000 Podgorica, Serbia & Montenegro
                                                                                 [381] 81 482313, [381] 81 234131
                                                                                 jelenaeco@yahoo.com
              Name                                                                               MAJOR ACTORS

                                        Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                        Intergovernmental
                                        orgs. etc.)
Ministry for Environment and            Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Physical Planning,                      Administrative
Slovenia                                                                            Mr Mitja Bricelj
                                                                                    Director Water Department, Nature Protection Authority,
                                                                                    Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning
                                                                                    48 Dunajska, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
                                                                                    [386] 1 4787384, [386] 1 4787419
                                                                                    mitja.bricelj@gov.si

                                                                                    CAMP, implementation of SPA and Biodivesity Protocol in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture,
                                                                                    national test in project on sustainable development indicators, environmental performance indicators,
                                                                                    development of a national contingency plan (NCP), participation in the development of a sub-
                                                                                    regional contingency plan for the Northern Adriatic, port reception facilities existing situation and
                                                                                    needs.
Ministry of Science and Technology,     National Institute                          Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme,
National Institute of Biology, Marine                                               Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and
Biological Station Piran,, University                                               activities (SAP), mapping and monitoring of Posidonia meadows in cooperation with the Ministry of
of Ljubljana,                                                                       Culture.
Slovenia
                                                                                    Trend monitoring of organic contaminants, quality of shellfish waters.
Ministry of Culture                     Governmental,                               Conservation of endangered species and habitats, mapping and monitoring of Posidonia meadows.
Piran,                                  Administrative
Slovenia
Ministry of Science and Technology,     National Institute                          Trend monitoring of heavy metals.
Jozef Stefan Institute,
Department of Environmental
Sciences, Ljubljana
Slovenia
Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner    Regional Centre                             MAP Regional Activity Centre for the promotion and dissemination of pollution prevention and the
Production (CP/RAC),                                                                reduction of pollution at source in the industrial sector, providing technical support to the Contracting
Spain                                                                               Parties, institutional organisations and businesses wishing to promote less polluting and more eco-
                                                                                    efficient techniques and practices in their activities.
Cavanilles Biodiversity Institute,      National Institute                          Management of Mediterranean database on cetacean strandings (MEDACES). MEDACES is being
University of Valencia,                                                             developed as a joint initiative between SPA/RAC and ACCOBAMS.
Spain
Department of Marine Biology            National Institute                          Implementation of the MedMPA (Marine Protected Areas) SMAP project
(UBM), Alicante University,
Spain
             Name                                                                              MAJOR ACTORS

                                      Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                      Intergovernmental
                                      orgs. etc.)
Ministry of Environment,              Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Spain                                 Administrative
                                                                                  M. German Glaria
                                                                                  Dire tor General, Dire ion General de alidad Eval a i n Ambiental,
                                                                                  Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
                                                                                  Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz s/n, 28071 Madrid
                                                                                  Espagne
                                                                                  [34] 91 5976067, [34] 91 5975980
                                                                                  aarozarena@mfom.es

                                                                                  Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                  Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                  and activities, environmental performance indicators with the regional environmental department of
                                                                                  Sancti Petri, Seville), CAMP.

                                                                                  EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                  Ms Amparo Rambla Gil
                                                                                  amparo.rambla@sgri.mma.es
Ministry of State for Environmental   Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point:
Affairs,                              Administrative
Syrian Arab Republic                                                              Ms. Reem Abed Rabboh
                                                                                  Director, Water Management Directorate, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs
                                                                                  P.O. Box 3773, Tolyani Street, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
                                                                                  [963] 11 3336027, [963] 11 3335645
                                                                                  reemabedrabboh@mail.sy

                                                                                  Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                                  Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                                  and activities, environmental inspection systems, training in wastewater treatment), CAMP,
                                                                                  environmental performance indicators, case study in project on sustainable development indicators in
                                                                                  coastal areas, environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment), implementation of SPA and
                                                                                  Biodivesity Protocol, MedMPA SMAP project, coastal land degradation CoLD project in cooperation
                                                                                  with General Organization for Remote Sensing (GORS), development of national contingency plan
                                                                                  (NCP) in cooperation with the Syrian Federal Directorate of Ports.

                                                                                  Trend monitoring of loads from land based sources and compliance monitoring of effluents at the
                                                                                  Lattakia Environmrnt Laboratory and Tartous Environment Directorate.

                                                                                  EU/SMAP Correspondent:
                                                                                  Mr Ahmad Al-Mohammad
                                                                                  Env-Min@net.sy
              Name                                                                                 MAJOR ACTORS

                                          Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                          Intergovernmental
                                          orgs. etc.)
High Institute for Marine Research,       National Institute                          Trend monitoring of chemical contaminants in hot spot areas, of loads from land-based point sources,
Tishreen University, Lattakia,                                                        biological effects monitoring, compliance monitoring of effluents.
Syrian Arab Republic
Atomic Energy Commission of Syria                                                     Compliance monitoring of effluents, trend monitoring in coastal zone areas, Trend monitoring of
(AECS), Environment Protection                                                           loads from land-based point sources, trend monitoring of loads from pilot airborne pollution
Division (DEP), Damascus,
Syrian Arab Republic
Specially Protected Areas/ Regional       Regional Centre                             MAP Regional Activity Centre for the protection of Mediterranean species, their habitats and
Activity Centre (SPA/RAC),                                                            ecosystems. Assistance to countries for the technical implementation of the Biodiversity Protocol,
Tunisia                                                                               including habitat management, establishment and management of specially protected areas of
                                                                                      Mediterranean importance –SPAMIS, implementation of action plans for the conservation of
                                                                                      endangered species, monitoring of the introduction of alien marine and invasive species, elaboration
                                                                                      of indicators on marine and coastal biodiversity. Establishment and implementation of strategies and
                                                                                      plans for the implementation of the GEF SAP BIO project
Ministère de l'Agriculture, de            Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point and EU/SMAP Correspondent:
l'Environnement et des Ressources         Administrative
Hydrauliques,                                                                         M. Nejib Trabelsind
Tunisie                                                                               Directeur Général, Direction générale de Environnement et de la qualité de vie
                                                                                      Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Environnement et des Resources Hydrauliques
                                                                                      Centre Urbain Nord - Bàtiment I.C.F., B.P. 52, 2080 Ariana, Tunis, Tunisie
                                                                                      [216] 71 702779, [216] 71 702431
                                                                                      dgeqv@mineat.gov.tn
Agence Nationale de Protection de         Governmental,                               Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
l'Environnement (ANPE),                   Administrative                              Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
Tunisie                                                                               and activities), CAMP, national report on ICAM, environmental performance indicators, national test
                                                                                      on sustainable development indicators, MEDERMIS project (indicators), environment statistics
                                                                                      (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the National Institute of Statistics, case study in
                                                                                      project on free trade and the environment, case study on financing and cooperation for sustainable
                                                                                      development, MedMPA SMAP project, mapping and monitoring of Posidonia meadows,
                                                                                      development of a national contingency plan (NCP), participation in the development of a sub-
                                                                                      regional contingency plan for the south western Mediterranean, seminars on oil spill response.

Secrétariat d'État, Recherche             National Institute                          Trend monitoring of chemical contaminants, biological effects monitoring
Scientifique et Technologie, L'Institut
National des Sciences et des                                                          Capacity building on environmental impact assessment in 14 Mediterranean countries with the
Technologies de la Mer (INSTM),                                                       support of METAP
Salammbo,
Tunisie
             Name                                                                          MAJOR ACTORS

                                  Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description   Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                  Intergovernmental
                                  orgs. etc.)
Foreign Relations Department,     Governmental,                               MAP National Focal Point and EU/SMAP Correspondent:
Ministry of Environment,          Administrative
Turkey                                                                        Ms Kumru Adanali
                                                                              Head, Foreign Relations Department, Ministry of Environment
                                                                              Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km, Ankara 06100, Turkey
                                                                              [90] 312 2851705, [90] 312 2853739
                                                                              kumruadanali@hotmail.com

                                                                              Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme,
                                                                              Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources
                                                                              and activities), CAMP, national report on ICAM, environmental performance indicators, environment
                                                                              statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the State Institute of Statistics, green turtle
                                                                              monitoring, development of a national contingency plan (NCP).
IMS/METU-Institute of Marine      National Institute                          Trend Monitoring of heavy metals and organic contaminants. Monitoring of loads.
Sciences/ Middle East Technical
University, Erdemli, Icel,
Turkey
             Name                                                                          MAJOR ACTORS (UN AGENCIES)

                                       Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description                                                    Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                       Intergovernmental
                                       orgs. etc.)
UNEP/GPA Secretariat                   Intergovernmental       Through the adoption of the Global Programme of Action for           Providing guidance and sharing experience for the
                                                               the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based             implementation of the LBS Protocol and the SAP.
                                                               Activities in 1995, 108 governments and the European
                                                               Commission declared their commitment to protect and preserve
                                                               the marine environment from the adverse environmental
                                                               impacts of land-based activities. UNEP was tasked to lead the
                                                               coordination effort and to establish a GPA Coordination Office.
World Health Organization (WHO)        Intergovernmetal        WHO is the United Nations specialized Agency for Health,             Long-standing cooperation with MAP/MED POL in the
                                                               governed by 192 Member States through the World Health               assessment and control of marine pollution. Key
                                                               Assembly which is composed of representatives from WHO's             contributor to the implementation a number of activities
                                                               Member States                                                        under the GEF/MED SAP project. Development of
                                                                                                                                    standards and quality criteria for human health related
                                                                                                                                    issues.
International Atomic Energy                                    IAEA-MEL assists Member States to understand, monitor and            Technical supervision of the National Monitoring
Agency/Marine Environment                                      protect the marine environment and co-ordinates technical            Programmes data quality assurance of chemical analyses
Laboratory (IAEA/MEL)                                          aspects of international ocean protection, training and assistance   through and inter-training, inter-calibration, scientific
                                                               programmes.                                                          visits, purchase of instruments and quality control.
The International Centre for Science                                                                                                Cooperation with MAP in the framework of the MED GEF
                                                               ICS/UNIDO assists countries in their industrial development
and High Technology of the United                                                                                                   Project through the launching of one pre-investment study
                                                               through technology transfer programmes.
Nations International Development                                                                                                   and the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR)
Organization (ICS/UNIDO)                                                                                                            Project. In the field of ICAM there is a co-organization of
                                                                                                                                    training courses on the influence of industrial development
                                                                                                                                    in coastal areas.
United Nations Development                                     UNDP uses its global network to help the UN system and its           Cooperation in formulating, designing and implementing
Programme (UNDP)                                               partners to raise awareness and track progress in reducing           policies, practices and environmental programmes
                                                               poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation      compatible with sustainable development.
                                                               and discrimination against women, while it connects countries
                                                               to the knowledge and resources needed to achieve these goals.
                                                               The UNDP implements and supports programmes that integrate
                                                               social, economic, and environmental concerns into local and
                                                               national development.
Food and Agriculture Organisation      Intergovernmental       The lead United Nations agency for agriculture, forestry,            Collaboration in the framework of the SAP-BIO project on
(FAO)                                                          fisheries and rural development. An intergovernmental                the interaction of fisheries and marine ecosystems.
                                                               organization, FAO has 183 member countries plus one member           Cooperation under the Silva Mediterranea forestry project,
                                                               organization, the European Community.                                with the BP/RAC on agricultural issues and the PAP/RAC
                                                                                                                                    on soil erosion issues. Cooperation in relation to
                                                                                                                                    responsible fishing through the General Fisheries
                                                                                                                                    Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM). Cooperation
                                                                                                                                    on the effects of pollution in marine organisms.
                                       Intergovernmental   Official network for the Mediterranean Forests (under the           Collaboration in developing a prospective and strategic
Sylva Mediterranea/ FAO                                    auspices of FAO)                                                    vision for a better contribution of the forestry sector to
                                                                                                                               sustainable development (fight against desertification)
                                                                                                                               Memorandum of understanding with MAP (BP/RAC)
International Maritime Organization    Intergovernmental   IMO is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for       Cooperation in the exchange of information on maritime
(IMO)                                                      improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships       safety, maritime traffic, port reception facilities and the
                                                                                                                               prevention of maritime pollution, in the designation of
                                                                                                                               sensitive marine areas, in the protection of the marine
                                                                                                                               environment form aquatic organisms transferred in ships
                                                                                                                               ballast, in preparedness and response to accidental marine
                                                                                                                               pollution.
World Meteorological Organisation      Intergovernmental   The WMO facilitates international cooperation in the                Cooperation in the monitoring of airborne pollution,
                                                           establishment of networks of stations for making                    preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution,
                                                           meteorological, hydrological and other observations; and to         prevention of pollution from ships
                                                           promote the rapid exchange of meteorological information, the
                                                           standardization of meteorological observations and the uniform
                                                           publication of observations and statistics
Intergovernmental Oceanographic        Intergovernmental                                                                       Cooperation in the monitoring of eutrophication and the
                                                           The IOC focuses on four major themes: to develop, promote
Commission (IOC) of UNESCO                                                                                                     implementation in the Mediterranean of the Global Ocean
                                                           and facilitate international oceanographic research programmes
                                                                                                                               Observing System (MedGOOS/MAMA project).
                                                           to improve our understanding of critical global and regional
                                                           ocean processes and their relationship to the sustainable
                                                           development and stewardship of ocean resources; to ensure
                                                           effective planning, establishment and co-ordination of an
                                                           operational global ocean observing system to provide the
                                                           information needed for oceanic and atmospheric forecasting, for
                                                           oceans and coastal zone management by coastal nations, and for
                                                           global environmental change research; to provide international
                                                           leadership for education and training programmes and technical
                                                           assistance; and to ensure that ocean data and information
                                                           obtained are efficiently handled and made widely available.
UNESCO – ROSTE, Venice, Italy          UN agency           A specialised United Nations agency for educational, scientific     ICAM:
                                                           and cultural co-operation.                                          Co-implementation of the Adriatic Environmental Master
                                                                                                                               Plan, Module Croatia
Adriatic and Ionian initiative (AII)   Intergovernmental   The Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (AII) was formally established in    Cooperation in the field of marine monitoring and river
                                                           2000, following the adhesion of six coastal countries: Albania,     basin management
                                                           Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia, to
                                                           the Ancona Charter. The main fields of activity of the AII
                                                           include inter-port co-operation, economics, tourism and small-
                                                           and medium-sized enterprises development, scientific co-
                                                           operation for safeguarding the resources of the Adriatic and
                                                           Ionian seas, co-operation between institutes of higher education,
                                                           in particular universities and combating organized crime in the
                                                           Adriatic and Ionian basin.
Convention on Biological Diversity                                                                                          Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2000 with the
                                                        The Convention on Biological Diversity, commonly referred to
(CBD) Secretariat                                                                                                           CBD Executive Secretary for the harmonized
                                                        as the Biodiversity Treaty, was one of two major treaties
                                                                                                                            implementation of the CBD and SPA Protocol in the
                                                        opened for signature at the United Nations Conference on
                                                                                                                            Mediterranean and for the better implementation of the
                                                        Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. Parties to
                                                                                                                            CBD programme on the conservation and sustainable use
                                                        the Biodiversity Treaty affirm sovereign rights over the
                                                                                                                            of marine and coastal biological diversity.
                                                        biological resources found within their countries, while
                                                        accepting responsibility for conserving biological diversity and
                                                        using biological resources in a sustainable manner.
Bern Convention (Convention on the     Secretariat of   CMS is the only global (and UN-based) intergovernmental             Cooperation on the Conservation of marine turtles,
Conservation of Migratory Species      International    organization, which is established exclusively for the              migratory bird and fish species.
CMS) Secretariat                       Convention       conservation and management of migratory species. Many are          The Secretariat of the CMS Convention is on the SAP BIO
                                                        not dealt with adequately by other global conventions               Advisory Committee.
                                                        concerned with wildlife conservation, due to limitations in their
                                                        scope or taxonomic coverage. Moreover, the obligations of
                                                        CMS are more direct than some other multilateral instruments.
                                                        CMS has legally binding provisions that impact directly on
                                                        harvesting of endangered species within a country. Regional
                                                        agreements concluded under the auspices of CMS to a certain
                                                        extent overlap some global or regional conventions. For this
                                                        reason, the CMS Secretariat has developed instruments to
                                                        communicate and co-operate effectively with the Secretariats of
                                                        other international conventions.
CITES (Convention in International     Secretariat of   CITES is an international agreement between Governments. Its        Exchange of information and expertise on the conservation
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild    International    aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild      of biodiversity and endangered species.
Fauna and Flora) Secretariat           Convention       animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
Secretariat of the Convention to       Secretariat of   The UNCCD is the internationally legally binding framework          Exchange of information and expertise on
Combat Desertification (UNCCD)         International    set up to address the problem of desertification. The Convention    erosion/desertification issues. The UNCCD provides for
                                       Convention       is based on the principles of participation, partnership and        guidelines and arrangements necessary for the effective
                                                        decentralization. It now has more than 180 country Parties to       implementation of the Convention in affected country
                                                        the Convention. National Action Programmes are at the heart of      Parties of the northern Mediterranean region and Africa in
                                                        the Convention and constitute the conceptual and legal              the light of their particular conditions.
                                                        framework for implementing it at the national and local levels.
                                                        Their purpose is to identify the factors contributing to
                                                        desertification and the practical measures necessary to combat
                                                        desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.
Basel Convention (on the Control of    Secretariat of   The Basel Convention is devoted to setting up a framework for       Cooperation in the implementation of the Barcelona
Transboundary Movements of             International    controlling the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes.        Convention Hazardous Wastes Protocol.
Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal)   Convention       It has also developed the riteria for “environmentall so nd         Assistance in the management of hazardous wastes in
Secretariat                                             management”. A ontrol S stem, based on prior written                Mediterranean countries.
                                                        notification, has also been put into place. The other area of
                                                        focus is the minimization of hazardous waste generation.
The Stockholm Convention Secretariat   Secretariat of   The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human        Cooperation in the reduction and eventual elimination of
                                       International    health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants       POP releases.
                                       Convention       (POPs).
             Name                            MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Funding Institutions, Agreements, Conventions etc.,)

                                    Category (NGOs, IFIs,     Short description                                                    Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                    Intergovernmental
                                    orgs. etc.)
European Commission                 Intergovernmental         The European Commission, among other activities, funds a             Cooperation within the framework of the Euro-
                                                              number of programmes in EU, EU neighbouring countries,               Mediterranean Partnership. Implementation of projects in
                                                              Mediterranean and the rest of the world, dealing with various        eligible Mediterranean countries, including ICAM, projects
                                                              environment-related issues.                                          funded under the EU/SMAP Pogramme (Management of
                                                                                                                                   Coastal Regions, Free Trade, Tourism, Biodiversity,
                                                                                                                                   Protected Areas), under the implementation of the
                                                                                                                                   MEDSTAT Environment Programme (Environment
                                                                                                                                   Statistics), the LIFE Third Country Programme (national
                                                                                                                                   systems for preparedness and response to maritime
                                                                                                                                   pollution, Clean Production, monitoring of coastal land
                                                                                                                                   degradation, forest fire management), MEDA (Port
                                                                                                                                   reception facilities for the collection of ship generated
                                                                                                                                   waste), NATURA 2000 (inventorying of sites of
                                                                                                                                   conservation interest) and other EU Programmes.
European Environment Agency (EEA)   Intergovernmental         The European Environment Agency's core task is to provide            Cooperation in the field of data collection, information,
                                                              decision-makers with the information needed for making sound         analysis and reporting, indicators, statistics, joint
                                                              and effective policies to protect the environment and support        environment/development reports, remote sensing.
                                                              sustainable development. The information provided by the EEA
                                                              focuses in particular on assessing the current and future state of
                                                              the environment across Europe and the pressures upon it;
                                                              disseminating best practice in environmental protection and
                                                              technologies; supporting the European Commission in diffusing
                                                              information on the results of environmental research.
European Space Agency (ESA)         Intergovernmental         An international organization composed of 14 European                Monitoring of accidental and operational marine pollution,
                                                              Member States, which aims to provide cooperation in space            preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution,
                                                              research and technology.                                             prevention of pollution from ships.
EBRD                                International financing   EBRD uses the tools of investment to help build market               ICAM; Renewable sources of energy; Water resources
                                    institution               economies and democracies in 27 countries from central Europe        management; Solid & liquid waste management; CAMP
                                                              to central Asia. The EBRD is the largest single investor in the
                                                              region and mobilises significant foreign direct investment
                                                              beyond its own financing.
World Bank                                                    The Bank´s essential aim is to assist developing countries in        Financial support for the preparation and implementation
                                                              controlling pollution and protecting the urban environment,          of projects related to land based pollution, conservation of
                                                              managing natural resources, protecting the rural environment         water resources, soil conservation, air pollution, threatened
                                                              and capacity building.                                               marine and coastal resources, ICAM.
            Name                               MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Funding Institutions, Agreements, Conventions etc.,)

                                      Category (NGOs, IFIs,    Short description                                                     Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                      Intergovernmental
                                      orgs. etc.)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)     International Funding    Set up by the World Bank, with UNEP and UNDP, the Global              Cooperation and financial support for the implementation
                                      Institution              Environment Facility (GEF) provides grant and concessional            of the MAP Strategic Action Programme to address
                                                               funds to eligible countries for projects and activities that aim to   pollution from land based activities through the MED GEF
                                                               protect the global environment.                                       Proje t “Determination of priorit a tions for the f rther
                                                                                                                                     elaboration and implementation of the Strategic Action
                                                                                                                                     Programme for the Mediterranean Sea”.

                                                                                                                                     Cooperation and financial support for the implementation
                                                                                                                                     of the SAP BIO project: Strategic Action Plan for
                                                                                                                                     Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Region.
Mediterranean Technical Assistance                             METAP is an innovative partnership that brings together               Key partner in the implementation of the GEF/MED
Programme (METAP)                                              countries in the Mediterranean region and multilateral donors to      Project (pre-investment studies in sensitive areas, national
                                                               assist beneficiary countries in project preparation and strengthen    action plans and capacity building). Cooperation on
                                                               their capacity in regional environmental management. The 15           environmental performance indicators, free trade and
                                                               member beneficiary countries of METAP are Albania, Algeria,           environment issues, on integrated coastal zone
                                                               Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,          management and on the biodiversity of specially protected
                                                               Libya, Morocco, Syria, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, and West            areas.
                                                               Bank and Gaza. The Six METAP Partners that oversee METAP
                                                               activities include the EC, the EIB, UNDP and the World Bank.
International Oil Pollution           Intergovernmental org.   Intergovernmental organisation that provides compensation for         Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution
Compensation Fund (IOPC Fund)                                  oil pollution damage resulting from spills of persistent oil from
                                                               tankers.
Centre for Environment and            Intergovernmental        The remit of CEDARE is to assist member countries in                  Joint activities and exchange of information in issues of
Development for the Arab Region and                            environmental management, technology transfer and policy              common concern, including training activities, translations
Europe (CEDARE)                                                development                                                           into Arabic of MAP publications, workshops etc.
The League of Arab States             Intergovernmental        The League of Arab States is a voluntary association of               Exchange of information and implementation of activities
                                      Association              independent countries whose peoples are mainly Arabic                 related to sustainable development.
                                                               speaking. Its stated purposes are to strengthen ties among the
                                                               member states, coordinate their policies, and promote their
                                                               common interests. The Arab League is involved in political,
                                                               economic, cultural, and social programmes designed to promote
                                                               the interests of member states.
International Centre for Advanced   Intergovernmental        ICAMAS/CIHEAM, was founded under the aegis of the OECD              Collaboration in the work in the agriculture and forestry
Mediterranean Agronomic Studies                              and the European Council to provide additional, both economic       sectors and in promoting sustainable rural development
(ICAMAS)                                                     and technical, education and to promote the spirit of
                                                             international co-operation between supervisors in the area of
                                                             agriculture and rural development in the Mediterranean
                                                             countries. Currently, the Centre numbers thirteen member
                                                             countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy,
                                                             Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey.
                                                             CIHEAM has four Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes, where
                                                             Mediterranean agriculture supervisors are trained: Bari MAI
                                                             (Italy), Chania MAI (Greece), Montpellier MAI (France) –
                                                             Saragoza MAI (Spain)
International Union for the         Intergovernmental        The mission of the IUCN is to influence, encourage and assist       Cooperation in the implementation of the SAP BIO Project
Conservation of Nature (IUCN)                                societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and        (Member of the SAP BIO Advisory Committee)
                                                             diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural
                                                             resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. It is mainly
                                                             involved in promoting the conservation of biodiversity and the
                                                             sustainable use of natural resources. The IUCN Mediterranean
                                                             Programme focuses on: Islands; use of natural resources
                                                             (forests, fisheries etc.,); conservation of biodiversity and
                                                             landscapes; hydrological resources; arid lands, transition areas
                                                             and desertification.
EUCC – European Union for Coastal   International            An association with members and member organisations in 40          ICAM, Biodiversity protection
Conservation, Leiden, Netherlands   association              countries. It is promoting coastal conservation by bridging the     -    Co-operation on Mediterranean ICAM Clearinghouse
                                                             gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers,           -    Co-operation on "Distance Training for Biodiversity
                                                             planners and policy makers. It is also the largest network of            Conservation and Integrated Coastal Management in
                                                             coastal practitioners and experts in Europe.                             Croatia, Poland, Russia and Turkey"
Organization for Economic Co-       Intergovernmental org.   International organization that provides governments a setting      Cooperation in environmental statistics, preparedness and
operation and Development (OECD)                             in which to discuss and develop economic and social policy,         response to accidental marine pollution, prevention of
                                                             including tose concerning environmental issues.                     pollution from ships
            Name                                       MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Agreements, Conventions etc.,)

                                   Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description                                                 Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                   Intergovernmental
                                   orgs. etc.)
RAMSAR Convention                  Intergovernmental
                                                           RAMSAR provides the framework for national action and             Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2001 between
                                   Treaty
                                                           international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of    MEDU of MAP and the Bureau of the RAMSAR
Med Wet Programme
                                                           wetlands and their resources.                                     Convention to reinforce the conservation and integrated
                                                                                                                             management of the Mediterranean wetlands; exchange
                                                                                                                             information and ensure the participation of their respective
                                                                                                                             representatives in technical meetings of common interest;
                                                                                                                             ensure the coordination and complimentarily of technical
                                                                                                                             tools and modules prepared by MedWet and the RAC/SPA
                                                                                                                             for the survey of sites and training on subjects related to
                                                                                                                             wetlands, as well as on other subjects of common interest
                                                                                                                             developed by other regional centres of activity; cooperate
                                                                                                                             to establish guidelines for the sustainable use of wetlands
                                                                                                                             in the region; establish joint biannual operational plans for
                                                                                                                             the two Conventions.
                                                                                                                             On the SAP BIO Advisory Committee
RAMOGE                             Intergovernmental       The RAMOGE Agreement signed in 1976 is the instrument             Cooperation in the field of biomonitoring and development
                                                           adopted by the Governments of France, Monaco and Italy to         of the methodology for the preparation of baseline budgets
                                                           ensure that the coastal areas of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur   of pollutant releases. Cooperation in the description of
                                                           Region, the Principality of Monaco and the Ligurian Region        potential Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean
                                                           should constitute a pilot zone for preventing and combating       Importance (SPAMIs), and on the conservation of marine
                                                           pollution of the marine environment.                              vegetation .
ACCOBAMS Agrement on the           Sub-Regional
                                                           The purpose of the ACCOBAMS Agreement is to reduce the            ACCOMABS is on the SAP BIO Advisory Committee.
Conservation of Cetaceans of the   Agreement
                                                           threat to Cetaceans in Mediterranean and Black Sea waters and     The ACCOBAMS Secretariat and MAP (SPA/RAC)
Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and
                                                           improve our knowledge of these animals. It is the first           signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate the
Contiguous Atlantic Area
                                                           Agreement binding the countries in these two sub-regions,         joint implementation of ACCOBAMS and the Barcelona
                                                           enabling them to work together on a matter of general interest    Convention Action Plan on cetaceans.
HELCOM and OSPAR Commissions       Regional Seas           HELCOM administers the Convention on the Protection of the        Cooperation to ensure harmonization of programmes and
                                   Conventions             Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea and provides a legal         methodologies
                                                           regime for the prevention of pollution of the sea from land-
                                                           based sources and for the protection of marine and coastal
                                                           biological diversity.

                                                           The OSPAR Commission administers the Convention for the
                                                           Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East
                                                           Atlantic and develops policy and international agreements in
                                                           this field.
             Name                         MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Agreements, Conventions etc.,)

                                          Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description                                                  Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                          Intergovernmental
                                          orgs. etc.)
Council of Europe/Bern Convention         Secretariat of          An important instrument for the protection of wildlife and         Cooperation on the conservation of Mediterranean
(Convention on the conservation of        International           natural habitats, the Convention has today 45 Contracting          biodiversity. The Council of Europe (secretariat of the
European wildlife and natural habitats)   Convention              Parties, including 39 Council of Europe Member States, the         Bern Convention) is on the SAP BIO Advisory
Secretariat                                                       European Community, Monaco and four African States. It             Committee.
                                                                  includes help for implementation (technical assistance on legal
                                                                  and scientific issues) and the setting-up of the Emerald Network
                                                                  - a Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest created in
                                                                  1998 and compatible with the EU network Natura 2000 - as
                                                                  well as work on monitoring and control of threatened species.
                   Name                                                                             MAJOR ACTORS (NGOS1)

                                            Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description                                                  Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                            Intergovernmental
                                            orgs. etc.)
      WWF-Mediterranean         Programme                           WWF focus primarily on the conservation and sustainable            MAP partner.
      Office (MedPO).                                               management of the forests, freshwater and marine ecosystems.       Cooperation notably in the implementation of the SAP,
                                                                    A tourism initiative was recently created to protect nature from   including the identification of areas of importance to
                                                                    the negative impacts of mass tourism. Its work transcends man-     biodiversity. Cooperation in preparedness and response to
                                                                    made boundaries building partnerships with NGOs,                   accidental marine pollution and prevention of pollution
                                                                    governments, foundations, businesses, and other organisations      from ships.
      Greenpeace Mediterranean Office                               Since 1986, Greenpeace ships have sailed the Mediterranean         MAP partner
                                                                    researching environmental problems, meeting the public and         Cooperation notably in raising awareness on
                                                                    local authorities, raising awareness and carrying out direct       environmental problems in the Mediterranean and seeking
                                                                    actions on selected targets.                                       alternative solutions.
      Friends of the Earth MedNet                                   The Friends of the Earth Mediterranean Programme was               MAP partner
                                                                    established in 1992. Its objectives are to: promote sustainable    Cooperation in building up the capacity of southern and
                                                                    development in the region and increase awareness of the need to    eastern Mediterranean environment NGOs to participate
                                                                    protect the environment; strengthen the environmental              actively in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
                                                                    movement and promote NGOs cooperation within and between
                                                                    Southern, Eastern and Northern Mediterranean countries;
                                                                    monitor important political issues for the Mediterranean
                                                                    environment particularly regarding the Euro-Mediterranean
                                                                    Partnership, the Barcelona Convention and other relevant
                                                                    international fora.
                                                                    The EEB is a federation of NGOs with many members in the           MAP partner
       EEB. European Environment Bureau                             Mediterranean countries of the EU. The EEB can play a role in
                                                                    this in various ways (ensuring that the Mediterranean dimension
                                                                    is properly present, including specific Mediterranean aspects in
                                                                    the regular work of its Working Groups; giving special
                                                                    emphasis to discussions and awareness raising with decision-
                                                                    makers and opinion leaders from the region or organising
                                                                    specific activities to strengthen the capacity of the members)
      MEDCOAST                                                      MEDCOAST, an NGOs network of Euro-Mediterranean                    MAP partner
                                                                    academic institutions, aims to contribute to coastal and marine    Cooperation notably in the promotion of improved coastal
                                                                    conservation in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, through       management practices through enhanced scientific and
                                                                    improved coastal management practices.                             professional collaboration.
      IAMF. International Association for                           The IAMF, the aim of which is to encourage the exchange of         MAP partner
      Mediterranean Forests                                         information, particularly as regards Mediterranean natural and     Cooperation in the exchange of experience and knowledge
                                                                    forest spaces, has been working for six years in the               on Mediterranean natural spaces, notably forests
                                                                    Mediterranean basin. The objective is the exchange of
                                                                    experiences and knowledge between on-the-spot workers.




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    This is an indicative list. A full list of MAP NGO Partners is available at www.unepmap.gr/pdf/partners.pdf
             Name                                                                                  MAJOR ACTORS (NGOS)

                                        Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description                                                      Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                        Intergovernmental
                                        orgs. etc.)
Mediterranean Association to save the                           MEDASSET - the Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea               MAP partner cooperating closely with SPA/RAC on the
Sea Turtles (MEDASSET)                                          Turtles, is an International Non-Governmental Organization             conservation of marine turtles
                                                                (NGO) founded in 1988, working exclusively on the
                                                                conservation of sea turtles and their habitats through scientific
                                                                research programmes, environmental education, political
                                                                liaison, publicity and public awareness throughout the
                                                                Mediterranean.
MED Forum, Mediterranean NGOs                                   MED Forum is an «umbrella» organization created in Barcelona           MAP partner
Network for Ecology and Sustainable                             in 1995. The aim of MEDFORUM is to promote the protection              Cooperation for the promotion of sustainable development
Development                                                     of the environment within a framework of sustainable                   activities and intercultural dialogue between North and
                                                                development in the Mediterranean region. MED Forum                     South
                                                                promotes intercultural dialogue and cooperation for sustainable
                                                                development between North and South.
MIO-ECSDE, Mediterranean                                        MIO-ECSDE is a Federation of Mediterranean NGOs for                    MAP partner
Information Office for Environment,                             Environment and Development. MIO-ECSDE acts as a political             Cooperation in the development and promotion of policies
Culture and Sustainable Development                             and technical platform for the formulation and presentation of         for the protection of the environment and sustainable
                                                                views and interventions of NGOs in the Mediterranean scene. In         development.
                                                                co-operation with Governments, Intergovernmental and
                                                                International Organisations, universities, scientific institutes and
                                                                other socio-economic partners, MIO-ECSDE plays an active
                                                                role in the development of policies for the protection of the
                                                                environment and the promotion of the sustainable development
                                                                of the Mediterranean region and its countries.
Arab Network for Environment and                                RAED is a network of more than 200 Arab NGOs with the                  MAP partner
Development (RAED)                                              objective to coordinate the exchange of skills, experiences and        Cooperation in promoting community participation in
                                                                information between regional community organizations and to            regional sustainable development activities
                                                                encourage community participation in government programmes
                                                                to achieve sustainable development.
MedCities                                                       Medcities is a network of Mediterranean coastal cities created in      Cooperation in the promotion of sustainable urban
                                                                Barcelona in November 1991 at the initiative of the                    development in the region.
                                                                Mediterranean Technical Assistance Programme (METAP). A
                                                                Medcities objective is the promotion of the role of sustainable
                                                                urban development as a general policy for the Mediterranean
                                                                Region.
Global Water Partnership(GWP)           Network of NGOs and     Cooperation for integrated water resources management in the           MAP (Blue Plan/RAC) is one of the GWP Med members.
MEDTAC                                  intergovernmental       Mediterranean countries.                                                 ooperation in elaborating the “Vision for Water” in the
                                        organizations                                                                                  Mediterranean
Institut du Droit Economique de la                              INDEMER carries out research and studies on legal,                     MAP partner.
Mer (INDEMER)                                                   administrative and economic problems related to maritime               Cooperation in the exchange of information and expertise
                                                                issues and the use of the marine environment. It organizes             on matters related to maritime law most recently with
                                                                relevant workshops and round tables and provides education             REMPEC on legal matters related to the navigation of
                                                                and training of experts on the law of the sea.                         leisure craft in the Mediterranean.
             Name                                                                               MAJOR ACTORS (NGOS)

                                        Category (NGOs, IFIs,   Short description                                                Fields of cooperation with the RS
                                        Intergovernmental
                                        orgs. etc.)
International Tanker Owners Pollution   NGO (international      Non-profit-making organisation, funded by the vast majority of   Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution
Federation (ITOPF)                      industry association)   the world's shipowners, providing a wide range of technical      (oil and HNS)
                                                                services related to accidental marine pollution.
The International Association of        NGO (international      An international association representing the interests of       Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution
Independent Tanker Owners               industry association)   independent tanker owners around the world with the main         (oil)
(INTERTANKO)                                                    goals of achieving safe transport, cleaner seas and free
                                                                competition.
International petroleum Industry        NGO (international      A voluntary non-profit organization whose membership             Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution
Environmental Conservation              industry association)   includes both petroleum companies and associations at the        (oil)
Association (IPIECA)                                            national, regional or international levels.

Mediterranean Oil Industry Group        NGO (international      A regional oil industry forum on oil spill preparedness and      Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution
(MOIG)                                  industry association)   response for the Mediterranean Region. MOIG represents a         (oil)
                                                                network of industry experts in oil spill response that aims at
                                                                ensuring good coordination by the oil industry in case of a
                                                                major oil spill incident in the Mediterranean Sea.
The European Chemical Industry          NGO (international      An industry association established to maintain and develop a    Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution
Council (CEFIC)                         industry association)   prosperous chemical industry in Europe by promoting the best     (HNS)
                                                                possible economic, social and environmental conditions, with a   Prevention of pollution from ships
                                                                commitment to the continuous improvement of all its activities
                                                                including the safety, health and environmental performance.
International Chemical Environment      NGO (international      ICE is a co-operative programme set up by the chemical           Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution
(ICE)                                   industry association)   industry related to the transport of chemicals, whose two        (HNS)
                                                                objectives are emergency response and prevention.                Prevention of pollution by chemicals (HNS)
GISIG, Genoa, Italy                     International NGO       A sectoral non-profit Association on Geographical Information    GIS; Marine protection
                                                                Systems (GIS) grouping about 100 organisations from more         Co-implementation of NATURE-GIS, "A European
                                                                than 20 countries..                                              Thematic Network for Protected areas (IST Programme)"
Les Eco Maires, Paris, France           International NGO       Association of more than 500 town mayors from all over the       Industrial Risks Management; Urban management
                                                                world to promote environment protection and sustainable          Co-implementation of MIRIAD 21, project to define
                                                                development.                                                     different methods regarding major industrial risks
                                                                                                                                 prevention and forecast and to help decision-making
                                                                                                                                 process regarding risk management and territories
                                                                                                                                 planning.
C: On-going projects lead by the RS

    Name                                                             ON-GOING PROJECTS LEAD BY THE RS

                  Cost    Period              Partners                     Objective                              Expected outputs                        Comments/Further info
                 (US$)                                                                                                                                       (http://www…)
  GEF Med.      +11 M    Three years   MAP/MED POL,              Support in the implementation      National Diagnostic Analyses and Baseline
  Project                              BP/RAC, PAP/RAC,          of the Strategic Action Plan       budgets of pollutant releases; Pre-investment
                                       SPA/RAC, CP/RAC,          (SAP) for the elimination and      studies for pollution hot spots, the analysis of
                                       ERS/RAC, WHO, World       control of LBS pollution           pollution sensitive areas, the preparation of
                                       Bank, METAP,                                                 regional guidelines and plans for the elimination
                                       ICS/UNIDO, UNEP/GPA                                          and control of pollution; training; the creation of
                                       and concerned countries                                      a sustainable financial platform for the continued
                                                                                                    implementation of the SAP; the preparation of a
                                                                                                    regional programme for public participation; the
                                                                                                    preparation adoption and implementation of
                                                                                                    National Action Plans for the elimination of
                                                                                                    pollution from land based activities;

                                                                 Support for the preparation of a   Identification of the needs of countries in the
                                                                 SAP for Biodiversity, for the      region to produce a SAP for the conservation of
                                                                 integration of species and         biodiversity, as a basis for the implementation of
                                                                 ecosystem conservation and         the new SPA and Biodiversity Protocol.
                                                                 protection measures into socio-    Principles, approaches, measures, targets,
                                                                 economic development               timetables and priorities for action to conserve
                                                                 strategies, notably for fishing,   biodiversity in the Mediterranean region.
                                                                 tourism and maritime transport.


  FFEM          +2 M     Three years   MAP/MED POL, World        Support in the implementation      Pre-investment studies for pollution hot spots in
                                       Bank, METAP and           of a Strategic Action Plan         Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia;
                                       concerned countries       (SAP) for the elimination and      Regional training on the preparation of National
                                                                 control of LBS pollution           Action Plans.
Reduction and           Continuous   MAP/MED POL, WHO,            Implementation of the Strategic     Reduction and elimination of land based
Elimination of                       IAEA/MEL,                    Action Plan to combat               pollution, implementation of relevant capacity
Land Based                           Mediterranean countries      pollution from land based           building programmes, national monitoring
Pollution (LBS                       and the EU                   sources and activities;             programmes on land based pollution (trend,
Protocol)                                                         assistance to countries for the     compliance and biomonitoring); MED POL
                                                                  formulation and                     database; development of marine pollution
                                                                  implementation of national          indicators; strengthening of national pollution
                                                                  monitoring programmes;              inspection and enforcement systems.
                                                                  development and management
                                                                  of the MED POL database;
                                                                  data quality assurance;
                                                                  development of marine
                                                                  pollution indicators.
Dumping                 Continuous   MED POL and concerned        Assistance to Mediterranean         Progress by Mediterranean countries in the
Protocol                             countries                    countries for the                   implementation of the Dumping Protocol
                                                                  implementation of the
                                                                  Dumping Protocol (Updating
                                                                  and implementation of
                                                                  dumping guidelines, etc.)
Hazardous               Continuous   MED POL, Basel               Assistance to Mediterranean         Progress by Mediterranean countries in the
Wastes Protocol                      Convention and               countries in the implementation     implementation of the Hazardous wastes
                                     Stockholm Convention         of the Hazardous wastes             Protocol
                                     Secretariats and concerned   protocol (Assistance for the
                                     countries                    management of hazardous
                                                                  wastes etc)
EC/ EuroMed       +1M   2002/2005    Other MAP Centres, EEA       S pport to “Environment and         A new Environment/Development Report for
Partnership                          and EC                       Development Report”                 2004
Environment/                                                      To strengthen "Mediterranean
Development                                                       awareness", to look back over       A Retrospective and prospective analysis based
Reporting                                                         the major changes in the region     mainly on the indicators of sustainable
(MCSD, Blue                                                       and to alert readers to the risks   development
Plan/RAC                                                          of changes which are not
Activity)                                                         sustainable in the long term.       · Retrospective analysis
                                                                  This report attempts to bring       · Design of the Report (outline)
                                                                  out the unity and the diversity     · Define the prospective framework
                                                                  of situations, the efforts being      Steering Committee
                                                                  currently made towards                5 Experts group meetings
                                                                  sustainable development, good         Draft Report of the RED
                                                                  practice, and the difficulties        Final report and dissemination
                                                                  encountered.
EC/EuroMed        +2M   2003-2006   EC, OECD, Eurostat, and      Creation or strengthening of       - 4 regional training courses
Partnership –                       National Institutes of       national environmental services   - 48 support missions
MEDSTAT-                            Statistics                   with statistical capacities,      - 24 study visits
Environment                                                      acquisition of international      - 3 taskforces
project                                                          methodologies, collection and     - 4 progress meetings
(MCSD, Blue                                                      publishing of first official       - 1 Final regional conference
Plan/RAC                                                         statistics on the environment.    - Data collection for the regional data bank [1st
Activity)                                                                                          phase = 17,000 facts collected over three years]
                                                                                                   - 12 national compendium publications + 1
                                                                                                   regional compendium publication and 4 regional
                                                                                                   short publications
                                                                                                   - Technical reports

MEDERMIS                            Blue Plan /RAC and           Information and environmental     Documentation by Blue Plan of indicators for
                                    concerned countries          reporting (indicators)            sustainable development at the regional level.
                                    (Cyprus, Egypt, Israel,
                                    Lebanon, Malta, Tunisia).
Environmental                       METAP and concerned          Promoting the use of these        Reinforcement of the use of environmental
performance                         countries                    indicators as a means of          performance indicators (EPIs) by the
indicators                                                       assessment of policies or         environmental policy leaders of the
(MCSD                                                            projects in relationship to       Mediterranean countries.
BP/RAC                                                           environmental goals in the 13
activity)                                                        Mediterranean countries or
                                                                 territories benefiting from the
                                                                 METAP programme.
Sustainable                         EC (LIFE Programme),         To select and document a series   Reinforcement of the use of sustainable
development                         METAP and concerned          of indicators of sustainable      development indicators (SDIs) by the
indicators                          countries                    development                       environmental and development policy leaders of
(MCSD,                                                                                             the Mediterranean countries.
BP/RAC
activity)
Indicators for                      EC and concerned                                               Case studies on indicators in coastal areas,
sustainable                         countries (Croatia, Libya,                                     including indicators for the long-term monitoring
development in                      Syria)                                                         of the quality of coastal waters.
coastal areas
(MCSD Blue
Plan/RAC,MED
POL activity)
Free trade and                      ICAMAS, World                Case studies on the possible      Evaluation of possible impacts, the policy tools
the                                 Bank/METAP and               impact of free trade on           to be developed, lessons to be learned in other
Environment                         concerned countries          agriculture                       countries of the Southern and Eastern
(MCSD Blue                          (Cyprus, Morocco,                                              Mediterranean.
Plan/RAC,                           Tunisia)
activity)
Urbanization,                       EC and concerned             Case studies on urban             Data and information on the urban environment
and sustainable                     countries                    regeneration; local finances;     in the Mediterranean. Assessment of the impact
development                                                      mobility and modes of             of urban sprawl. Methodological tools for urban
(MSCD Blue                                                       transport; monitoring of land     regeneration with particular reference to the
Plan/RAC                                                         use                               needs of cities in the southern and eastern
activity)                                                                                          Mediterranean countries.
Exchange of         93,000   Sept 2002 –   EU                    -     to improve knowledge and     -      Thematic workshop gathering at least 5     Co-financed by EU General
experience and               Dec 2003                                  learn lessons from the         selected cities where urban regeneration has    Call for Proposals programme
Preparation of                                                         existing practical             started or will start soon
the Guidelines                                                         experiences on urban         -      Guidelines for urban regeneration in the
for Urban                                                              regeneration in the region     Mediterranean region
Regeneration in                                                  -     to lay the foundations for   -      Regional network of urban regeneration
the                                                                    a region-wide mechanism        practitioners and stakeholders
Mediterranean                                                          for the exchange of
region                                                                 experience on urban
(MCSD,                                                                 regeneration
PAP/RAC                                                          -     to provide Guidelines for
activity)                                                              urban regeneration in the
                                                                       Mediterranean region,
                                                                       with special reference to
                                                                       the southern and eastern
                                                                       Mediterranean cities
                                                                 -     to disseminate region-
                                                                       wide the Guidelines, in
                                                                       English and in French,
                                                                       produced in 500 copies,
                                                                       each
Mediterranean     $600000    2003/2006     French Ministry of    To strengthen forestry co-         Booklet
forests and                                Agriculture, French   operation and sustainable          6 Case studies
sustainable                                Ministry of Foreign   development in the                 Prospective approach
development                                Affairs & FAO         Mediterranean region, to help      Regional forum
(MCSD                                                            integrate forestry management      And proposal for a second phase of activities
activity)                                                        in regional planning.
LIFE-third        400,000    Feb2002-      EC, GORS, NCRS and    - To identify erosion prone        -    Data collection and thematic maps,           Co-financed by EU Life-Third
countries CoLD               June2004      concerned countries   areas in coastal areas of          -    Management plans for pilot areas,            Countries programme and
Project:                                                         Lebanon and Syria,                 -    Web site and a CD ROM                        MAP; Further info can be
Monitoring of                                                    - To prepare management plans                                                        obtained from ERS/RAC
coastal land                                                     for two pilot areas in each
degradation                                                      country,
(MCSD                                                            - To introduce or/and support
ERS/RAC,                                                         implementation of the
PAP/RAC,                                                         Interactive Participation
activity)                                                        Programme
Coastal Area                         PAP/RAC, BP/RAC,          CAMP is oriented at the
                                                                                                   Diagnostic Analysis (Feasibility Study); the         *In the 1990-98 period, two
Management                           SPA/RAC, ERS/RAC and      implementation of practical
                                                                                                   Project Agreement and Terms of Reference;            cycles of the Programme were
Programmes                           concerned countries       coastal management projects in
                                                                                                   Inception Report; Technical Specifications for       implemented, consisting of
(CAMPs)                                                        selected Mediterranean coastal
                                                                                                   individual activities of the project; Project        individual projects
                                                               areas, applying Integrated
                                                                                                   Database and GIS; Systemic Sustainability            implemented in: Albania (The
                                                               Coastal Areas Management
                                                                                                   Analysis; Participatory Programme; Final             Albanian coast), Croatia (The
                                                               (ICAM) as a major tool, to:
                                                                                                   Reports of individual activities; Final Integrated   Kastela Bay), Greece (The
                                                               develop strategies and
                                                                                                   Report; Follow-up Proposals and Urgent               Island of Rhodes), Syria (The
                                                               procedures for sustainable
                                                                                                   Investment Portfolio; Presentation Conference        Syrian Coast), Tunisia (The
                                                               development in project areas;
                                                                                                   Report; and the Report of the Presentation           City of Sfax) and Turkey (The
                                                               to identify and apply the
                                                                                                   Meeting at the host-country high governmental        Izmir Bay). The project in
                                                               relevant methodologies and
                                                                                                   level.                                               Fuka, Egypt, was completed in
                                                               tools; to contribute to capacity
                                                                                                                                                        1999, and the project in Israel
                                                               building at local, national and
                                                                                                                                                        in June 2000. CAMP Malta
                                                               regional levels; and to secure a
                                                                                                                                                        was completed in November
                                                               wider use in the region of the
                                                                                                                                                        2002.
                                                               results achieved.

CAMP Algeria   660,000   2001-2004   Ministry of Environment   -    To contribute to               - Sustainable Development Strategy for coastal       Implemented under 2002-2003
                                     of Algeria                     sustainable development        areas;                                               PAP programme as approved
                                     MAP components (RACs)          and integrated coastal area    - recommendations for the coastal area               by CPs; Co-financed by
                                                                    management;                    management policy;                                   national and local authorities;
                                                               -    To contribute to the           - Action Plans for the priority areas (urban         Further info at www.pap-
                                                                    upgrading of relevant          development, pollution, water resources, natural     thecoastcentre.org
                                                                    institutions for sustainable   and cultural heritage).
                                                                    development and
                                                                    management;
                                                               -    To apply methodologies,
                                                                    tools and practices of
                                                                    sustainable development,
                                                                    of ICAM.
CAMP Lebanon    503,000   Nov 2001-     Ministry of Environment    -   To contribute to               -   Integrated Coastal Management Strategy         Implemented under 2002-2003
                          Mar 2004      of Lebanon,                    sustainable development            and Recommendations;                           PAP programme as approved
                                        Local communities of           and integrated coastal area    -   Detailed urban management analysis;            by CPs; Co-financed by
                                        Damour, Sarafand and           management of the              -   Analysis and proposal for the management       national and local authorities;
                                        Naqoura,                       national coastal area;             of cultural heritage;                          Further info at www.pap-
                                        National consultants       -   To strengthen                  -   Analysis of water resources availability and   thecoastcentre.org
                                        MADA (NGO)                     environmental                      demand;
                                        MAP components (RACs)          management institutions        -   Proposal for the protection of a marine
                                                                       in Lebanon;                        protected area;
                                                                   -   To protect the coastal         -   Detailed tourism and sustainable
                                                                       resources of South                 development analysis; and
                                                                       Lebanon by developing          -   Regional recommendations for land use and
                                                                       and applying concepts of           future development of tourism.
                                                                       sustainable development
                                                                       and methods and tools of
                                                                       Integrated Coastal Areas
                                                                       Management to the
                                                                       economic and social
                                                                       development activities of
                                                                       the area.
CAMP Slovenia   826,000   Sept 2003 –   Ministry of Environment,   -   To contribute to the           -   Systemic and Prospective Sustainability        Implemented under 2002-2003
                          Dec 2005      Spatial Planning and           planning and management            Analysis;                                      PAP programme as approved
                                        Energy of Slovenia,            of sustainable                 -   Proposal of a Regional Concept of Spatial      by CPs; Co-financed by
                                        Local communities (8 in        development in the coastal         Development;                                   national and local authorities;
                                        total)                         area and the Adriatic river    -   Policies for urban and landscape plans         Further info at www.pap-
                                        Regional Development           basin in Slovenia;                 related to the coastal areas;                  thecoastcentre.org
                                        Agency,                    -   To contribute to the           -   Regional Sustainable Tourist Development
                                        NGOs                           upgrading of relevant              Strategy;
                                        MAP components (RACs)          institutions on the regional   -   Study for mitigation of non-pointed sources
                                                                       level for sustainable              of water pollution in the Reka river basin;
                                                                       development and                -   Regional Environmental Information
                                                                       management;                        System;
                                                                   -   To contribute to the           -   Sensivity Maps for Contingency Plan.
                                                                       development of human
                                                                       capacities and reinforce
                                                                       public participation on the
                                                                       regional and national
                                                                       levels;
                                                                   -   To apply methodologies,
                                                                       tools and practices of
                                                                       sustainable development,
                                                                       of ICAM and ICARM.
Sub-regional       65,000   2001-2004    FAO, Ministries of         -       To prepare national          -    Data base and maps,                          Implemented under 2002-2003
project on soil                          Environment in Algeria             reports for the selected     -    Management plans for the pilot areas         PAP programme as approved
erosion and                              and Morocco                        watersheds,                                                                    by CPs; Co-financed by
desertification                                                     -       To prepare management                                                          national and local authorities;
control in                                                                  plans for pilot areas.                                                         Further info at www.pap-
Maghreb                                                                                                                                                    thecoastcentre.org
countries
(Morocco,
Algeria)
Mediterranean     100,000   Jan 2003 -   EU, EUCC                   -       To improve information       -    ICAM projects inventory                      Co-financed by EU;
ICAM Clearing                                                           on the Integrated Coastal Area   -    ICAM projects funding guide                  Implemented under 2002-2003
House                                                                   Management (ICAM) in the         -    ICAM experts register                        PAP programme as approved
                                                                        Mediterranean                    -    Books and articles on ICAM                   by CPs; Further info at
                                                                                                         -    ICAM legislation and institutions            www.pap-
                                                                                                         -    ICAM policies, strategies and plans          medclearinghouse.org

MED Open,          50,000   Jan 2003 -                              -       to assist Mediterranean      -    Internet training course                     Implemented under 2002-2003
First virtual                                                           countries in building            -    CD - ROM                                     PAP programme as approved
training course                                                         capacities for coastal                                                             by CPs; Further info at
on ICAM                                                                 management                                                                         http://www.pap-
                                                                                                                                                           medclearinghouse.org/medope
                                                                                                                                                           n/
NATURE-GIS          6,600   Mar 2003 –   A consortium of several    -       To create a network of       -     A list of stakeholders involved in the      Co-financed by EU and MAP;
A European                  June 2004    partners, GISIG-                   GIS firms and institutions     protection of the marine protected areas,       Further info at www.gisig.it
Thematic                                 Geographical Information           dealing with nature          -     Analysis of a Questionnaire,
Network for                              systems International              protection in Europe and     -     Report on European and Mediterranean
Protected areas                          Group from Genova being            Mediterranean.                 context assessment for marine protected areas
(IST                                     the main one.              -        To establish contacts,
Programme)                                                                  prepare an overview of the
                                                                            situation in the region in
                                                                            the fiels of GIS and
                                                                            marine protected areas.
GEF- SAP            430,000   Jan 2001 –    Mediterranean GEF           -      To develop                    -      Report on the Meeting on                      Co-financed by GEF and MAP;
MED                           Dec 2004      eligible countries            administrative, legal and fiscal     Implementation/Evaluation of Pilot Projects,       Further info at www.pap-
Development of                                                            mechanisms for the                   and Proposals for National Action Plans            sapei.org
Economic                                                                  sustainable financing of the       -      Report of the Workshop on SAP MED Pilot
Instruments for                                                           implementation of SAP at             Projects Launching - Report of the training
the Sustainable                                                           country level,                       course on application of economic instruments
implementation                                                          -      To enhance government           in Croatia
of the Strategic                                                          capability to identify, develop    -      Report of the Expert Meetings on
Action                                                                    and implement various types          Development of Economic Instruments for the
Programme to                                                              of economic instruments              Sustainable Implementation of the SAP MED
address marine                                                            suitable for related country,      -      Report of the Instructive Seminar on
pollution from                                                          -      Generation of the political     Introduction and Development of Economic
land-based                                                                will for change; actual change       Instruments for the Sustainable Implementation
activities in the                                                         in national legislation and          of the SAP MED
Mediterranean                                                             regulation; change in              -      Analysis of the Application of Economic
                                                                          management practices;                Instruments for Combating the Land-based
                                                                        -      Improvement of                  Pollution in the Mediterranean Coastal Areas
                                                                          environmental database;            -      Promotion materials
                                                                        -      Capacity building of
                                                                          national and local institutions;
                                                                        -      Training of government
                                                                          officials and non-government
                                                                          stakeholders; public
                                                                          participation;
                                                                        -      Co-operation with and
                                                                          training of NGOs; and
                                                                          networking.
EC/EuroMed          2M        Three years   SPA/RAC, EC, ICRAM,         Support for the implementation       Database on marine biological diversity in the
Partnership-                                UBM, ATEN, and              of a Regional Project for the        Mediterranean; identification of marine sites of
SMAP                                        concerned countries         Development of Marine and            conservation interest; management plans for
                                            (Algeria, Cyprus, Israel,   Coastal Protected Areas in the       specific marine protected areas; guidelines and
Med MPA                                     Malta, Morocco, Tunisia,    Mediterranean Region                 technical tools to assist managers and authorities
                                            Syrian Arabic Republic)     (MedMPA)                             in charge of protected areas; the notification of
                                                                                                             specially protected areas of Mediterranean
                                                                                                             importance (SPAMIs) to the relevant
                                                                                                             international organizations.
Protection of                 Continuous    SPA/RAC, EC,                Support to countries for the         Implementation of Action Plans for the
threatened                                  ACCOBAMS, RAMSAR,           implementation of Action Plans       conservation of threatened species in the
Mediterranean                               BERN/BONN                   for the conservation of              Mediterranean (monk seal, marine turtles,
marine species                              CONVENTION, CITES           threatened species and for           cetaceans, marine vegetation)
and species                                 and concerned countries     species management
management
MEDA Project       770,000     January       MEDA financial         The purpose of the Project is to       A study concerning the current situation in     The first phase of the project is
on port            (approx.)   2002 -         mechanism of the       define the existing situation in        the relevant Mediterranean coastal States       being finalized in October 2003
reception                      December       European               the participating Mediterranean         regarding available an required capacities of   and the whole project should be
facilities for                 2004           Commission             countries regarding port                port reception facilities for oily bilge        completed by the end of 2004
collecting ship-                              (financial support)    reception facilities for oily           waters, ballast waters, oily wastes and
generated                                    REMPEC (IMO)           waters, oily wastes and                 garbage
garbage, bilge                               The Governments of     garbage, to propose optimum            A study containing optimum solutions for
water and oily                                4 Mediterranean EU     solutions for collecting,               collection, treatment and disposal of these
wastes                                        member States and of   treatment and disposal of such          categories of waste.
(MED.B7.4100.                                 10 eligible non-EU     ship-generated wastes and to           Standard designs of port reception facilities
97.0415.8)                                    members                propose standard designs of             and treatment plants
                                              Mediterranean          port reception facilities and          A regional seminar on port reception
                                              countries.             waste treatment plants that             facilities
                                                                     could be made available free of
                                                                     charge to all Mediterranean
                                                                     coastal States involved, for
                                                                     implementation in their ports.
Development of     45,000      January       IMO – Technical Co-    To provide Algeria, Morocco            A Sub-regional Contingency Plan for             Most of the work has been
a Sub-regional     (approx.)   2002 –         operation Division     and Tunisia with an efficient           Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.                   completed; the text of the Sub-
Contingency                    December       (financial support)    and reliable mechanism for             A sub-regional Agreement, signed by the         regional Contingency Plan
Plan for the                   2003          REMPEC                 facilitating mutual assistance          Ministers of the three countries concerned,     agreed upon and the Agreement
South Western                                Governments of         and international co-operation          on the implementation of the Sub-regional       on its implementation is
Mediterranean                                 Algeria, Morocco       in case of major marine                 Contingency Plan.                               expected to be signed in
                                              and Tunisia            pollution incidents affecting the      Several Ministerial Declarations facilitating   November 2003.
                                                                     sea, coasts and the related             the implementation of the Agreement.
                                                                     interests of the three countries
                                                                     concerned.
Development of     27,000      February      REMPEC                 To provide Croatia, Italy and          A Sub-regional Contingency Plan for             The project that started in
a Sub-regional     (approx.)   2003          Governments of         Slovenia with an efficient and          Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.                    February 2003 is expected to
Contingency                                   Croatia                reliable mechanism for                 A sub-regional Agreement, signed by the         be completed by mid-2004.
Plan for the                                 Government of Italy    facilitating mutual assistance          Ministers of the three countries concerned,
Northern                                     Government of          and international co-operation          on the implementation of the Sub-regional
Adriatic.                                     Slovenia               in case of major marine                 Contingency Plan.
                                                                     pollution incidents affecting the
                                                                     sea, coasts and the related
                                                                     interests of the three countries
                                                                     concerned in the Northern
                                                                     Adriatic.
Development of      550,000     March               LIFE Third             To establish an efficient and           Legal act establishing national system for        The project is expected to be
the national        (approx.)   2000 –               Countries              reliable national preparedness           dealing with marine pollution incidents;          completed by the end of 2003
system for                      December             mechanism of the       and response system in Syria            National system and organization for
preparedness                    2003                 European               and a number of specific                 response to marine pollution incidents;
and response to                                      Commission             objectives covering legal,              Risk analyses for main Syrian ports and oil
accidental                                           (financial support)    organizational, technical and            terminals;
marine pollution                                    REMPEC                 operational aspects of the              Revised, updated and tested National
in the Syrian                                       Syrian Ministry of     future system.                           Contingency Plan and related regional and
Arab Republic                                        State for Env.                                                  local plans;
(LIFE                                                Affairs                                                        Sensitivity maps and oil spill model as
TCY99/INT/01                                        Syrian General                                                  decision support tools;
7/SYR)                                               Directorate of Ports                                           Identification of required oil spill response
                                                                                                                     equipment       and    facilitation of its
                                                                                                                     procurement;
                                                                                                                    National Operational Pollution Response
                                                                                                                     Centre;
                                                                                                                    Sufficient number of response personnel
                                                                                                                     trained at different levels, in various aspects
                                                                                                                     of oil spill response;

Preparation of      14,000      January            IMO – Technical Co-     To prepare an emergency plan        A study on the sensitivity of the lagoon of Nador      The technical part of the project
an emergency        (approx.)   2002 –              operation Division      for response to marine              and the marine pollution emergency plan for the        was completed and the results
plan for the port               December            (financial support)     pollution incidents in the port     port of Nador (Morocco).                               submitted to the Moroccan
of Nador                        2003               REMPEC                  of Nador.                                                                                  authorities in summer 2003.
(Morocco)                                          Government of
                                                    Morocco

Assessment of       17,500      September          IMO – Technical Co-     To assist Libya to accede to        The study on existing situation and needs for          The project was designed to
the existing        (approx.)   –                   operation Division      MARPOL 73/78 Convention             port reception facilities for bilge waters, oily       complement the ongoing
situation and                   December            (financial support)                                         wastes and garbage in the GSP Libyan AJ.               MEDA project on port
needs for port                  2003               REMPEC                                                                                                             reception facilities, since Libya
reception                                          Governments of                                                                                                     is not an Euro-Med partner.
facilities for                                      Libya
bilge waters,
oily wastes and
garbage in the
GSP Libyan AJ.
Assessment of       23,200      September          REMPEC                  To assess the situation and         The study on existing situation and needs for          The project was designed to
the existing        (approx.)   –                  Governments of          needs for port reception            port reception facilities for bilge waters, oily       complement the ongoing
situation and                   December            Albania                 facilities in the three countries   wastes and garbage in Albania, Croatia and             MEDA project on port
needs for port                  2003               Government of           concerned.                          Slovenia.                                              reception facilities, since the
reception                                           Croatia                                                                                                            three countries concerned are
facilities for                                     Government of                                                                                                      not Euro-Med partners.
bilge waters,                                       Slovenia                                                                                                           The project is financed by
oily wastes and                                                                                                                                                        funds made available to
garbage in                                                                                                                                                             REMPEC budget through the
Albania, Croatia                                                                                                                                                       MTF.
and Slovenia.
Subregional       51,000      January         IMO – Technical Co-   To provide Algeria, Morocco         10-20 officers in each of the three countries         The project was designed to
Seminars on Oil   (approx.)   2002 –           operation Division    and Tunisia with a sufficient       concerned trained in dealing with oil spills at the   complement the development
Spill Response                December         (financial support)   number of personnel trained in      level of On Scene Commanders or decision              of the Sub-regional
for Algeria,                  2003            REMPEC                various aspects of accidental       makers.                                               Contingency Plan for Algeria,
Morocco and                                   Governments of        marine pollution preparedness                                                             Morocco and Tunisia. . The last
Tunisia                                        Algeria, Morocco      and response.                                                                             planned training activity was
                                               and Tunisia                                                                                                     completed in July 2003.
DAPHNE            220.000     1995-1996   ERS/RAC, Telespazio        To achieve a better knowledge       Continuously updated information of the
project                                   S.p.A. (Italy)-            of the vegetation conditions        vegetation conditions and changes in the
                                                                     and changes in the whole            Mediterranean
                                                                     Mediterranean Region, and at
                                                                     building up a "system" based
                                                                     on the use of advanced
                                                                     techniques - as remote sensing
                                                                     - able to supply continuously
                                                                     updated information.
RESSAC                        1997-1999   ERS/RAC, EC, Israel        Remote sensing support to
                                                                                                         A multi-satellite approach to assess and monitor
project                                                              analysis of coasts
                                                                                                         specific aspects relevant to coastal
                                                                                                         transformations (i.e. coastal dynamics, land use
                                                                                                         modifications) in the central part of Israel.




OSM User                                  ERS/RAC, TROMSOE           An overview of the activities of
                                                                                                         Identification of possible pilot users of a future
Survey                                    SATELLITE STATION          authorities/institutions involved
                                                                                                         oil spill service -based on satellite remote
                                          AS (TSS) and concerned     in, and/or in charge of oil
                                                                                                         sensing- for the Mediterranean region.
                                          countries.                 pollution monitoring in the
                                                                     Mediterranean countries.
LIFE-third                                CP/RAC, EC and Bosnia      Creation of a clean production      Setting up a library for the future clean
countries                                 Herzegovina                centre in Bosnia Herzegovina        production centre, issuing a newsletter (Voice of
Project:                                                                                                 Sustainability), various CP related capacity
Capacity                                                                                                 building activities.
Building in
Bosnia
Herzegovina
ACORN-                                    CP/RAC, EC and             Environmental management for        Methodology for the implementation of an
EPICENTRE                                 concerned countries        SMEs                                environmental management system for SMEs
D: Projects under formulation by RS

        Name                                                        PROJECTS UNDER FORMULATION BY THE RS

                              Cost     Period            Partners                         Objective                        Expected outputs               Comments/Further
                             (US$)                                                                                                                        info (http://www…)
  Formulation and          100,000   2005        MAP/MED POL,                  To formulate a new phase for         An effective tool for achieving
  adoption of MED POL                            Mediterranean Countries and   MED POL (2006-2013) for the          sustainable development through
  Phase IV                                       the EU                        assessment, prevention and           the adoption of the ecosystem
                                                                               control of marine pollution,         approach as a management
                                                                               including eutrophication             framework for MEDPOL
                                                                               monitoring and monitoring the
                                                                               impacts of rivers.
  Formulation of                     2005        MAP/MED POL GEF,              The formulation of National          National Action Plans finalized and
  National Action Plans                          FFEM, METAP,                  Action Plans as foreseen by the      operational
  for the elimination of                         ICS/UNIDO, UNEP/GPA,          SAP
  Land Based Pollution                           CP/RAC and concerned
  as foreseen by the SAP                         countries

  Development of           182,000
  Economic tools for
  sustainable
  development
   (MCSD, BP/RAC
  Activity)
  Sustainable rural        3-3,5M    2004-2005   FAO (Silva Mediterranea),     A cross-disciplinary consideration   Case studies, prospective vision
  development in the                             ICAMAS and concerned          of the degree to which               and regional workshop
  Mediterranean                                  countries and NGOs            sustainability has been adopted in
  (MCSD, BP/RAC                                                                agriculture and forestry and the
  Activity)                                                                    conditions for sustainable
                                                                               development
  « Mare Nostrum »                               REMPEC/RAC, Blue              Assessment of maritime traffic in    Evaluation of the risks associated
                                                 Plan/RAC, MEO, ENI            the Mediterranean and related        with maritime traffic in the region
                                                                               risks.
  Coastal Zone             3-4M      2004-2006   PAP/RAC, METAP and            ICAM, pilot cases, relevant
  Management                                     National Institutions         legislation
CAMP Morocco    Aprox.   2005-2007   Ministry of Environment   -   To develop strategies and       -   Diagnostic Analysis
               600,000                                             procedures for a sustainable        (Feasibility Study);
                                                                   development in project          -   Inception Report;
                                                                   areas;                          -   Technical Specifications for
                                                               -   To identify and apply the           individual activities of the
                                                                   relevant methodologies and          project; Project Database and
                                                                   tools;                              GIS; - Systemic Sustainability
                                                               -   To contribute to the capacity       Analysis;
                                                                   building at local, national     -   Participatory Programme;
                                                                   and regional levels; and        -   Final Reports of individual
                                                               -   To secure a wider use in the        activities;
                                                                   region of the results           -   Final Integrated Report;
                                                                   achieved.                       -   Follow-up Proposals and
                                                                                                       Urgent Investment Portfolio

CAMP Spain      Aprox.   2004-2006   Ministry of Environment   -   To develop strategies and       -   Diagnostic Analysis
               800,000                                             procedures for a sustainable        (Feasibility Study);
                                                                   development in project          -   Inception Report;
                                                                   areas;                          -   Technical Specifications for
                                                               -   To identify and apply the           individual activities of the
                                                                   relevant methodologies and          project; Project Database and
                                                                   tools;                              GIS; - Systemic Sustainability
                                                               -   To contribute to the capacity       Analysis;
                                                                   building at local, national     -   Participatory Programme;
                                                                   and regional levels; and        -   Final Reports of individual
                                                               -   To secure a wider use in the        activities;
                                                                   region of the results           -   Final Integrated Report;
                                                                   achieved.                       -   Follow-up Proposals and
                                                                                                       Urgent Investment Portfolio
                                                                                                   -
CAMP Cyprus     Aprox.   2004-2006   Ministry of Environment   -   To develop strategies and       -   Diagnostic Analysis
               650,000                                             procedures for a sustainable        (Feasibility Study);
                                                                   development in project          -   Inception Report;
                                                                   areas;                          -   Technical Specifications for
                                                               -   To identify and apply the           individual activities of the
                                                                   relevant methodologies and          project; Project Database and
                                                                   tools;                              GIS; - Systemic Sustainability
                                                               -   To contribute to the capacity       Analysis;
                                                                   building at local, national     -   Participatory Programme;
                                                                   and regional levels; and        -   Final Reports of individual
                                                               -   To secure a wider use in the        activities;
                                                                   region of the results           -   Final Integrated Report;
                                                                   achieved.                       -   Follow-up Proposals and
                                                                                                       Urgent Investment Portfolio
                                                                                                   -
Adriatic Sea             430,000   Sep 2003 –   Croatian Ministry of       -   To develop a central system       -   the final Planning Tool and       Project bidding in course
Environmental Master               March 2005   Environmental Protection       for         storing/accessing,        any associated computer
Plan (ASEMP) –                                  and Physical Planning,         updating and integrating all          hardware
Module Croatia                                  UNESCO-ROSTE                   existing planning data and to     -   a one-day workshop to be
                                                                               provide assistance in making          held in Zagreb to demonstrate
                                                                               planning decisions.                   the Tool to users
                                                                           -   To support environmental          -   three number 2-day training
                                                                               master planning of the                sessions will be held for
                                                                               Croatian coastal zone. A              selected staff at the MoEPP
                                                                               particular issue is for the           pl s 4 da s of “te hni al
                                                                               project to assist in efforts to       s pport” if req ired
                                                                               comply          with       EU     -   a Project Report
                                                                               environmental legislation in      -   a Technical Reference
                                                                               anticipation of possible              Manual for the Master Plan
                                                                               future membership of the              Tool
                                                                               EU.                               -   a User Guide to the Master
                                                                           -   To support the identification         Plan Tool
                                                                               of projects for environmental
                                                                               improvement suitable to the
                                                                               promoter, local population
                                                                               and funding agencies, and
                                                                               also sustainable in a broader
                                                                               sense.
Major Industrial Risks    20,000   2004-2006    Les Eco Maires, France     -   To define different methods       -   Conference of citizens
Integration in Agendas                                                         regarding major industrial        -   Recommendations for Agenda
and Development 21                                                             risks prevention                      21 of towns exposed to major
(MIRIAD 21)                                                                -   To forecast and to help               industrial risks
                                                                               decision-making process
                                                                               regarding risk management
                                                                               and territories planning
Nostrum-DSS               20,000   2004-2006    NOSTRUM network            -   To promote the development        -   Best Practice Guidelines for      www.feem.it
Network on                                                                     of DSS tools in support of            the design, development and
Governance, Science                                                            policy making for Integrated          implementation of DSS tools
and Technology for                                                             Water Resources                       for IWRM and policy-
sustainable water                                                              Management (IWRM);                    making.
Resource management                                                                                              -   Multi-sectoral State of the Art
in the Mediterranean;                                                      -   To contribute to the                  review of DSSs use in the
The role of DSS tools.                                                         improvement of scientific             Mediterranean
                                                                               knowledge and applied             -   State of the Art on Integrated
                                                                               methodologies in the field of         Water Resource Management
                                                                               IWRM;                                 using DSS tools in the
                                                                           -   To establish durable links            Mediterranean basin
                                                                               between scientific                -   Country specific reviews
                                                                               institutions, governments         -   Dedicated workshop at the
                                                                               and NGOs and stakeholders             end of the project with
                                                                               in the Mediterranean                  Mediterranean institutions for
                                                                               countries.                            launching long term
                                                                                                                     collaborations
Strategic Action Plan     +10M        2004-2006      FAO, NGOs, concerned        Action Plans for biodiversity
for Biodiversity (SAP                                countries                   protection and development
Bio)
LIFE-third countries
project: forest-fire
management in coastal
areas of the eastern
Adriatic
Development of            740,000     01.01.2004 –       REMPEC                 To prevent, reduce, and to a         Direct outcomes:                     REMPEC submitted project
national capacities of    (Approx.)   31.12.2006         LIFE Third Countries   maximum possible extent                                                   proposal for consideration
the Republic of Albania                                   mechanism of the       eliminate pollution of the              Accession of Albania to the      to the LIFE Third countries
for the prevention of,                                    European               Albanian territorial waters and          relevant IMO Conventions         unit of the EC in November
preparedness for and                                      Commission             coast by oil, other hazardous and        dealing with the protection of   2002 – reply from the EC
response to marine                                       Albanian Ministry of   noxious substances, and other            the marine environment           still pending
pollution from sea                                        Environment            forms of pollutants such as             Compliance with obligations
based sources                                                                    garbage, originating from                under new Prevention and
                                                                                 maritime activities and in case of       Emergency Protocol to the
                                                                                 emergency from other related             Barcelona Convention.
                                                                                 sources, through setting up the         National staff qualified to
                                                                                 institutional framework and              implement and enforce these
                                                                                 administrative structure for             Conventions
                                                                                 dealing at national, regional and       Guidance             regarding
                                                                                 local levels with operational and        collection, treatment and
                                                                                 accidental marine pollution              disposal of liquid and solid
                                                                                 originating from sea based               ship generated wastes
                                                                                 activities, and shipping in             A legal act for setting up the
                                                                                 particular                               national preparedness and
                                                                                                                          response system.
                                                                                                                         An operational preparedness
                                                                                                                          and response system
                                                                                                                         Organizational structure
                                                                                                                         National contingency plan
                                                                                                                         Trained personnel
                                                                                                                         Response strategy for dealing
                                                                                                                          with oil and HNS spills.
                                                                                                                         Proposal concerning spill
                                                                                                                          response equipment and for its
                                                                                                                          financing
                                                                                                                         A proposal for setting up a
                                                                                                                          national operational marine
                                                                                                                          pollution emergency response
                                                                                                                          centre
Development of              495,000     January 2004      Turkish Ministry of    To revise and further develop          Proposals for adjustment/        Project proposal submitted
associated capacity         (approx.)   – December         Environment            emergency response plans for the        improvements to be               for consideration to the
building for state of                   2005              LIFE Third Countries   ports of Mersin and Iskenderun in       introduced within the            LIFE Third countries unit
readiness and for                                          mechanism of the       Turkey.                                 emergency preparedness and       of the EC in November
response to marine                                         European Commission                                            response system of the two       2002 – reply from the EC
pollution in the ports of                                 REMPEC                                                         ports concerned;                 still pending
Mersin and Iskenderun,                                                                                                   Revised ER Plans for Mersin
Turkey, in case of                                                                                                        and Iskenderun, including
emergency.                                                                                                                proposals for their better
                                                                                                                          integration into local and
                                                                                                                          national emergency response
                                                                                                                          systems;
                                                                                                                         Proposals for required
                                                                                                                          stockpiles of response
                                                                                                                          resources;
                                                                                                                         Trained personnel (through
                                                                                                                          several training activities of
                                                                                                                          different types for emergency
                                                                                                                          response personnel);
                                                                                                                         A full-scale exercise at
                                                                                                                          port/local level.

Baltic 21 Programme                                                               To set up a consultation and        Exchange of information and
                                                                                  cooperation mechanism               experience, cooperation in marine
                                                                                                                      pollution and sustainable
                                                                                                                      development issues, for the better
                                                                                                                      protection and management of the
                                                                                                                      two regional programmes.

								
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