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12 December 2014 — NEXTMED Conference “Cooperation in the Mediterranean goes on” organised by the Joint Managing Authority of the Programme ENPI CBC MED (Rome, Italy)


Ghiani D. the University of Cagliari (UNICA), Scapini F. of the University of Florence (UNIFI) and Charfi F. of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) attended the Conference to present the achievements of the programme 2007-2013 and launch the ENI programme 2014-2020. The MAPMED project was presented with a poster and the leaflets of the Project.



14- 15 November 2014 — The Sea: sustainability as an engine of development Marine Strategy and Blue Growth (Livorno, Italy) organized by t Italian Ministry of Environment with the help of ISPRA.


Rossano C. of the University of Florence (UNIFIproduced a short report on the main points discussed during the event that could be useful for the conclusion of the MAPMED project and for the capitalization.



27 - 31 October 2014 — Symposia on the Conservation of Mediterranean Marine Key Habitats (Portorož, Slovenia).


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


“Comparatif Study of Trace Metal Distribution in Posidonia Oceanica, Cymodocea Nodosa and Sediments from El Kantaoui (East Of Tunisia)”. Rym Zakhama-Sraieb, Sghaier Y.R., Ben Hmida A. and Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. (2014) (Pag. 44  Book of Abstracts)


“Mercury Contamination in Posidonia oceanica in a Harbour Area of the Eastern Coast of Tunisia”. Rym Zakhama-Sraieb, Sghaier Y.R., Ben Hmida A. and Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. (2014) (Pag. 28 Book of Abstracts)



27 - 29 October 2014 — Aqaba International Conference on Marine and Coastal Environment "Status and Challenges in the Arab World" (Aqaba, Jordan).


Pr. Faouzia Charfi of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) presented al communication on MAPMED Project results.


”Study of five trace metals in Posidonia oceanica arpund El Kantaoui Port” Rym Zakhama-Sraieb, Sghaier Y.R., Ben Hmida A. and Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. (2014) (Pag. 32 Book of Abstracts)



17 - 19 September 2014 — 4th International Symposium on Sediment Management (Ferrara, Italy).


The University of Florence (UNIFI), the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)  and the University of Cagliari (UNICA) teams presented the results of MAPMED Project.


Study of benthic faunal communities in three Mediterranean ports for a sustainable management of sediments”. C. Rossano, S. Gambineri, E. Chatzinikolaou, C. Arvanitidis, F. Scapini (2014).


Batch tests for the optimization of PAHs bioremediation of Mediterranean tourist port sediments”. G. Erby, A. Nieddu, C. Ruggeri, L. Serreli, E. Tamburini, A. Carucci (2014).



18 - 23 August 2014 — 8th International Crustacean Congress (ICC-8) (Frankfurt, Germany).


The University of Florence (UNIFI) and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) teams presented the results on zoobenthos and zooplankton samples collected within the MAPMED Project. 


Peracarida Crustacean Populations of Three Mediterranean Harbours” W. Plaiti, C. Rossano, G. Chatzigeorgiou, F. Scapini. (Pag. 159 of ICC- 8 Abstract Volume).


 13 - 16 July 2014 — 16th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB16) (Edinburgh, Scotland).


Two papers were presented by the team of the University of Cagliari (UNICA):


 “Selection and characterization of indigenous hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria from tourist ports in the Mediterranean Sea Basin”, E. Bullita, C. Ruggeri, S. Sergi, L. Serreli, G. Erby, A. Nieddu, A. Carucci, E. Tamburini (2014). New Biotechnology, Volume 31, Supplement, July 2014, Page S137, ISSN 1871-6784.


Characterization of sulphate reducing bacteria communities in sediments from tourist ports in the Mediterranean Sea Basin”, C. Ruggeri, P. La Colla, E. Bullita, S. Sergi, F. Vitali, G. Mastromei, E. Tamburini (2014). New Biotechnology, Volume 31, Supplement, July 2014, Page S137, ISSN 1871-6784.



17 - 19 June 2014 — IBIMET Fifth International Symposium: "Monitoring of Mediterranean coastal areas: problems and measurement techniques" (Livorno, Italy).


Dr. C. Rossano e Dr. F. Scapini of the University of Florence (UNIFI) presented MAPMED project results on faunal components in three Mediterranean harbours.


Conflicts between uses and sustainability in maritime port areas in the Mediterranean Sea. The MAPMED project”, C. Rossano, F. Scapini.



9-10-11 April 2014 MeetJob 2014 L'Università incontra il lavoro - Consorzio UNO (Oristano, Italy).


Dr. Elena Tamburini of the University of Cagliari (UNICA) presented MAPMED project during MeetJob 2014, an event addressed to students and graduates who were given the opportunity to listen, learn and interact with the representatives of businesses and experts working in productive sectors related to the degree programmes ongoing at the University of Oristano.

During MeetJob 2014, Dr. Elena Tamburini selected two students for a traineeship to be carried out within MAPMED activities.



21 March 2014 — XIV Giornata Mondiale dell’acqua - Convegno Gestione sostenibile del Mediterraneo - Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei  (Rome, Italy).


Dr. Elena Tamburini of the University of Cagliari (UNICA) and Dr. Claudia Rossano of the University of Florence (UNIFI) presented MAPMED project results obtained on the characterization of microbial communities in seawater at three MAPMED sites (Cagliari, Heraklion, El Kantaoui).


Caratterizzazione di batterioplancton e zooplancton in porti turistici del bacino del Mediterraneo. Dati preliminari. E. Tamburini, S. Sergi, E. Bullita, C. Ruggeri, C. Rossano, F. Scapini. (2014).



4 - 6 March 2014 — The Seagrasses in Europe: Threats, Responses and Management (Faro, Portugal).


During this international meeting, Dr Yassine Ramzi Sghaier of the Faculty of Science of Tunis (FST) present two scientific communication  on MAPMED project results.


Population age structure of ten Cymodocea nodosa populations in Tunisia. Yassine Ramzi Sghaier, Rym Zakahama-Sraieb, Ahmed Ben Hmida, Faouzia Charfi- Cheikhrouha (2014).


Human impact on a Posidonia Oceanica (L.) Delile meadow on El Kantaoui marina (Tunisie)Rym Zakhama-Sraieb, Yassine Ramzi Sghaier, Ahmed Ben Hmida & Faouzia Charfi- Cheikhrouha (2014).






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