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15 - 18 December 2012 — 14thTunisian days of Sciences of Sea (Sousse, Tunisia).


The Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) team gave a presentation of MAPMED project results.

he Study of trace metals in Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson around El Kantaoui port. R.Zakhama-Sraieb, Y. Ramzi Sghaier, A. Ben Hmida and F. Charfi.



13 - 16 December 2012  FEST12: Festival of Science and Technology (Athens, Greece).


A festival for the general public in order to get familiar with the methodology and the applications of science in which the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) team gave a presentation of MAPMED project  “MAPMED - Ένα πρόγραμμα για την διαχείριση των Μεσογειακών τουριστικών λιμανιών” (MAPMED: a project for the management of Mediterranean touristic ports).



3 - 5 December 2012 Joint EMBOS-EUROMARINE-Life Watch meeting (Lecce, Italy).


Dr. Arvanitidis of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) participated to the event in order to present the Life Watch Greece project but was also a fruitful occasion to discuss ways for synergies among projects focussing on environmental themes.



24 - 25 October 2012 Joint Conference ENPI CBC MED (Cyprus, Greece).


During the meeting Dr Christos Arvanitidis of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) had the opportunity to shortly present MAPMED and the Consortium, to discuss about future possibilities for collaborations with other projects and to exchange views with the other participants regarding strengths and problems in the implementation of ENPI projects.




24 - 27 September 2012 12th FISV CONGRESS University of Rome “Sapienza”(Rome, Italy).


The University of Florence (UNIFI) and the University of Cagliari (UNICA) teams made a poster presentation on MAPMED project results obtained on the characterization of microbial communities in seawater at three MAPMED sites (Cagliari, Heraklion, El Kantaoui).


Characterization of bacterial communities in tourist ports in the Mediterranean Sea Basin. G. Senatore, F. Vitali, G. Mastromei, E. Casalone, P. La Colla, E. Bullita, C. Ruggeri, S. Sergi, E. Tamburini (2012).



1 - 2 June 2012  MAPMED Informative Seminar addressed to Port Authorities, Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy).


The Seminar was organized by Autonomous Region of Sardinia (RAS – ARDIS) to involve actively the Authorities of the four Ports selected as the case studies for the project implementation since they were considered representative of tourist ports in the Mediterranean Sea Basin: Port of Cagliari (Italy), Port of Alexandria (Egypt), Port of Heraklion (Greece), Port of El Kantaoui (Tunisia).


The Seminar, hosted by the Port Authority of Cagliari at the Conference Room at Terminal Crociere, Molo Ichnusa (Cagliari), was attended by delegations of the Port Authority of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy),  the Port Authority of Heraklion (Crete, Greece), the University of Cagliari (UNICA, Italy), the University of Florence (UNIFI, Italy), the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR, Greece), the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, (RAS – ARDIS, Italy) and member of the Board of External Advisors of MaPMed. 







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