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6 November 2015 Capitalization Seminar: Environmental and Sustainability Challenges organized by Landcare Med ( Gammarth, Tunisia).


Charfi F. of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) presented MAPMED activities, focussing on environmental conditions of tourist coastal areas in the Mediterranean Sea Countries and promoting cooperation in short and long term among scientific community, institutional authorities and stakeholders. She also had an interview in which she stressed on existing synergies between MAPMED and Landcare MED.



6 November 2015 — Combating marine oil spills (KILL•SPILL FP7 project) (Rimini, Italy).


In the framework of the ECOMONDO, the green technologies expo. Carucci A. of the University of Cagliari (UNICA) was invited to present the main results of the MAPMED project.



27 October 2015 — Water-Drop Capitalization seminar: Italian experiences in ENPI CBC MED projects (Rome, Italy).


Carucci A. of the University of Cagliari (UNICAparticipated and presented MAPMED project and its main results.



28 October 2015  “Environmental and sustainability challenges” organized by ENPI CBC MED Programme (Rome, Italy).


Carucci A. and Ghiani D. of the University of Cagliari (UNICA) and Charfi F. of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FSTattended the “Environmental Cluster”.



21 - 24 December 2014 — Meeting IX Maghreb Days of Marine Sciences (Sousse, Tunisia).


Charfi F. and Zakhama R. of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) attended the meeting and Zakhama R. produced an oral presentation. 


“Etude des herbiers Posidonia oceanica aux alentours de trois ports mediterraneens” Co-authors Sghaier Y.R., Ben Hmida A. & Charfi-Cheikhrouha F.



11 Dicembre 2015 — Symposium “Il contributo della ricerca oceanografica alla protezione degli ecosistemi e al blue growth” (Civitavecchia, Italy). Uni-Tuscia – Aut. Port. Civitavecchia.


L. Lazzara of the University of Florence (UNIFI) team was invited to present  an oral communication.


"Proprietà bio-ottiche di acque portuali e valutazione della qualità ecologica (Optical monitoring of water quality in port areas)". Lazzara L. Massi L., Maselli F., Rossano C., Mori G., Nuccio C. e Scapini F., 2015 



22 September 2015 — Workshop Progetto BIOLANCLEAN “Prodotti innovativi realizzati con 100% pura lana vergine di pecora sarda autoctona come mezzo per l'assorbimento e la biodegradazione di idrocarburi petroliferi” (Cagliari, Italy) organized in the context of the Project INNOVA.RE – INNOVAzione in REte (PO FESR Sardegna 2007-2013).


Carucci A. and Tamburini E. of the University of Cagliari  (UNICA) presented the MAPMED project and results.


"Test su scala di campo di tecnologie meccaniche e biologiche di rimozione di idrocarburi nel porto tunisino di El Kantaoui." (Oral presentation). Frigau N., Tamburini E. (2015)



7-11 October 2015 — 13th International Congress on Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions (Heraklion, Greece).


The Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) team presented two communication on MAPMED Project results.


"Records of non indigenous marine species in Porto Marina (Egypt)." Sghaier Y.R., Zakhama-Sraieb R., Ben Hmida A., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. (2015)


"Mercury contamination in Posidonia oceanica of coastal Crete." Zakhama-Sraieb R., Sghaier Y.R., Ben Hmida A., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. (2015)



07 - 11 September 2015  ICA, 16th International Colloquium on Amphipoda (Aveiro, Portugal).


Rossano C. of the University of Florence (UNIFI) team attended the Conference and presented a Poster.


"Dominance of Pseudolirius kroyeri in a location influenced by freshwater in Cagliari Port (Italy)." Rossano C., Plaiti W., Arvanitidis C., Scapini F. (2015)



18 - 20 August 2015 — World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology (Frankfurt, Germany).


Tamburini E. and Frigau N.  of University of Cagliari  (UNICA-DiSB) attended the Conference and oral communications and posters.


"Bioremediation and monitoring of seawater for the sustainable management of hydrocarbon pollution in a Tunisian Mediterranean tourist port." (Poster presentation). Frigau N., Bullita E., Carucci A., Erby G., Piras A., Rossano C., Ruggeri C., Tamburini E. (2015)


"Spatial variability of microbial communities in sediments from tourist ports of the Mediterranean Sea Basin. (Poster presentation)." Tamburini E., Vitali F., Casalone E., Mastromei G., Ruggeri C., Sergi S., and La Colla P. (2015)


"Analysis of bacterioplankton community by Illumina sequencing of 16s rRNA genes during a field-scale bioremediation test in a Tunisian tourist port." (Oral presentation). Tamburini E., Ruggeri C., Vitali F., Mastromei G., Frigau N., Bullita E., La Colla P. (2015) 



06 - 10 July 2015 — ISBS, VII International Sandy Beach Symposium (Ilhabela, Brazil).


Scapini F. of the University of Florence (UNIFIattended the conference, illustrated the MAPMED project and presented the obtained results to the international scientific community attending the conference.


"Using behavioural adaptation as bioindicator of beach ecosystem health: advantages and disadvantages." Scapini F. (2015)



26 June - 02 July 2015 — EBC, 6th European Bioremediation Conference (Chania, Greece).

Tamburini E. and Frigau N. of University of Cagliari  (UNICA-DiSB), Rossano C.  of the University of Florence (UNIFI) attended the Conference and presented oral communications and posters.


"Comparison of diesel degradation by native bacteria from different Mediterranean tourist ports". Eds N. Kalogerakis, F. Fava, E. Manousaki. (Poster presentation). Bullita E., Frigau N., Ruggeri C., Erby G., Carucci A., Tamburini E. (2015) 


"Bioaugmentation tests for PAH bioremediation in Mediterranean tourist port sediments." (Poster presentation). Erby G., Tamburini E., Ruggeri C., Bullita E., Carucci A. (2015) 

"Monitoring of plankton community during a field scale bioremediation test in a Tunisian tourist port." (Oral presentation).Frigau N., Rossano C., Scapini F., Bullita E., Ruggeri C., Tamburini E. (2015) 

"Characterization of pollution status and hydrocarbon degraders in seawater of Mediterranean tourist ports." (Poster presentation). Ruggeri C., Sergi S., Bullita E., Frigau N., Tamburini E., Chatzinikolaou E., Mantalakis M., Ntailianis T., Arvanitidis C. (2015) 



07 - 11 June 2015 — 6th Congress of European Microbiologists (Maastricht, Netherlands).


Bullita E. of University of Cagliari (UNICA-DiSB) attended the Congress and presented a Poster.


"Comparison of bacterioplankton communities and diesel bioremediation ability of native bacteria from different Mediterranean tourist ports." Bullita E., Frigau N., Ruggeri C., Sergi S., Erby G., Carucci A., Tamburini E. (2015)



9 – 10 May 2015 — International workshop Medco (Borj Cedric, Tunisia).


F. Charfi of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) attended this event and presented an oral communication.


 “L’herbier de posidonie: un écosystème méditerranéen menacé”. 



18-22 May 2015  — Fourth Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop 2015 (Sardinia, Italy).


R. Zakhama-Sraieb of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST)  presented two communication.


"Spread of Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson (Hydrocharitaceae) along the Tunisian coast." Sghaier Y.R., Zakhama-Sraieb R., Ben Hmida A., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. (2015) (Pag. 87 of Book of Abstracts)


"Seasonal variation of metallic trace elements concentration in Posidonia oceanica adult leaves in El Kantaoui (Eastern coast of Tunisia)."  Zakhama-Sraieb R., Sghaier Y.R., Ben Hmida H., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. (2015) (Pag. 1277 of Book of Abstracts)







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