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									                   BALLOON
             BALtic LagOOn Network
                                                by
                              Artūras Razinkovas
                       Coastal Reseach & Planning Institute,
                          Klaipėda University, Lithuania



Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
                                 (Valmagne , 22-23 February 2006)
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                           Area: 687 km²
                                                              Lithuania- Russia
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                        BACKGROUND

Inspired by the LAGUNET
Supported by the EC FP5 COLAR project
Steering meeting during the 2nd
 International conference on coastal
 lagoons "European lagoons and their
 watersheds: function and biodiversity" in
 October 2005.
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                             OBJECTIVES
 To facilitate and strengthen cross-border research, management and co-
  operation in Baltic lagoons and to provide a forum for exchange and
  discussion;
 To represent the Baltic lagoon research community in the broader
  international scope and to co-operate with similar organizations in other
  Eco-Regions of the European Union with the aim to strengthen European
  lagoon research.
 To develop joint and cross-border projects focused on Baltic lagoon
  research and to carry out joint research on specific relevant topics, like
  climate change, biodiversity etc. by hosting thematic focus groups.
 To improve data and information availability about Baltic lagoons and data
  exchange between participants as well as to enhance the dissemination of
  scientific results;
 To support awareness-rising about ecological problems and to support the
  sustainable management in coastal lagoons by providing scientific results
  and accompanying research.
 To support the implementation of European policies in the Baltic area (e.g.
  Water Framework Directive, Natura 2000, ICZM-Recommendations etc.).
Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
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                                ROADMAP
 Establishing contacts with other colleagues in the Baltic region, and
  potentially interested people as well as network organizations in the Baltic
  area and other Eco-Regions of the European Union. (February 2006)
 Opening the website. Supported by the steering group the Coastal
  Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University agreed to establish
  and host the Balloon website. (February 2006)
 Balloon representation on the DITTY project meeting, Montpellier, February
  22-24, to discuss scientific lagoon projects with a European dimension and
  a cooperation with respect to the forthcoming 7th FRAMEWORK
  programme.
 National steering meetings (March-May 2006)
 Preparation of the first Balloon meeting during the Eutrophication
  management conference, June 20-23, 2006, Nyborg, Denmark and support
  of a thematic session on coastal lagoons.

Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
                                 (Valmagne , 22-23 February 2006)
www.balticlagoons.net


Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
                                 (Valmagne , 22-23 February 2006)
          Ecosystem Modelling
           of Coastal Lagoons
 for Sustainable Management – NATO
        CCMS Study 1996-2006
• The first phase of this pilot study, initiated
  in 1995, was finalized in December 2000.
  Turkey acted as the pilot country and USA
  as co-pilot country. Canada, Italy, Poland,
  Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation,
  Spain were the main participants
Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
                                 (Valmagne , 22-23 February 2006)
Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
                                 (Valmagne , 22-23 February 2006)
  •   Azerbeijan*
  •   Amir Aliyev, Hydrometeorological service
      Canada
  •   Vladimir G. Koutitonsky Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski (ISMER)
  •   Italy
  •   Georg Umgiesser ISMAR-CNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine
  •   Kazakhstan
  •   Sanzhar Mustafin
  •   Kyrgyzstan*
  •   Bimyrza Toktoraliev, Osh Technical University.
  •   Lithuania*
  •   Arturas Razinkovas Coastal Research and Planning Institute,
  •   Poland
  •   Eugeniusz Andrulewicz, Sea Fisheries Institute
  •   Portugal
  •   Ramiro Neves MARETEC, Instituto Superior Técnico (I.S.T.), Technical University of Lisbon,
  •   Sofia Gamito, University of Algarve
  •   Romania*
  •   Angheluta Vadineanu Department of System Ecology, University of Bucharest SPL, Independentei 91-95,
      Russian Federation*
  •   Boris Chubarenko, Atlantic Branch of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
  •   Spain
  •   Angel Pérez-Ruzafa,Universidad de Murcia.
  •   Concepción Marcos. Universidad de Murcia.
  •   Javier Gilabert. Technical University of Cartagena.
  •   Turkey
  •   I. Ethem Gönenç, Pilot Study Director, IGEM Research&Consulting,
  •   Aysegül Tanik Istanbul Technical University,
  •   Bilsen Beler Baykal, Istanbul Technical University,
  •   Melike Gürel Istanbul Technical University,
  •   Turkmenistan*
  •   USA
  •   John P. Wolflin Co-Pilot Study Director, Supervisor, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Office
  •   Karen Terwilliger: Terwilliger Consulting, Inc.,
  •   Rosemarie C. Russo Ecosystems Research Division, US EPA,



Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
                                 (Valmagne , 22-23 February 2006)
                      Activities 2002-2006

• First Workshop:
  Panorama Hotel and IGEM Consulting Meeting Hall,
  Köycegiz, TURKEY, November 25-29, 2002
• Second Workshop:
  Issyk Lake, Cholpan Ata, Krygzstan,
  September 29 – October 3, 2003.
• Third Workshop:
  Vistula Lagoon, Svetlogorsk, Russia and Curonian
  Lagoon, Jodkrante, Lithuania
  May 19 – 25, 2004.
• Submission of the MELISSIA to FP6 failed
Challenges for the Mediterranean coastal lagoons : issues and tools for their sustainable management
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