EVENTS


AQUAMED Kickoff Meeting

24-26 June 2010, Bacelona, Spain

AQUAMED (The Future of Research on Aquaculture in the Mediterranean Region) is an EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) project which aims to develop a cross-functional strategy for aquaculture research in the Mediterranean region.

The AQUAMED partnership had a fruitful kick-off meeting in Barcelona in June 2010, attended by 25 participants from 15 different countries. Almost all countries in the Mediterranean region are represented, including most North-African countries, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey.

AQUAMED Methodology Meeting

29-30 July 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The objective of the workshop was to identify the required data to be collected in each partner country to carry out the WP3 (Stakeholders), WP6 (typology), WP7 (recommendations), WP8 (monitoring of the impact of the project) and WP9 (multi-stakeholder platform set up). This workshop, which was organized by IMARES (WP methodology) in Amsterdam on the 29 and 30th of July, gathered all WP leaders. The methodology to be used by all partners to gather the information on their countries has been defined in this workshop.

2nd AQUAMED Partner Meeting

12-13 January 2011, Casablanca, Morocco

The second project meeting of the AQUAMED project was held in Casablanca (Morocco), 12-13 January 2011. All AQUAMED project partners attended and several project observers such as the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP), the European Aquaculture Society (EAS), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) were represented as well.

3rd AQUAMED Partner Meeting

17-18 October 2011, Rhodes, Greece

The third project meeting of the AQUAMED project was held in Rhodes (Greece), on the 17th and 18th of October 2011 coinciding with the EAS Conference “Mediterranean Aquaculture 2020”. All AQUAMED project partners attended and several project observers such as the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) were represented as well. The aim of the meeting was to review the results obtained so far regarding the collection information related to the main aquaculture stakeholders, research institutions and projects and to analyse the typology of each Mediterranean country participating in the project

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4th AQUAMED Partner Meeting

3-4 April 2012, Paris, France

During this meeting the typology proposal was presented per group of similar situations (WP6). The research needs and recommendations per group of countries (WP7) was then discussed. The MSHP was refined in the light of the first feedback and recommendations (WP9).

5th AQUAMED Partner Meeting

20-22 November 2012, Rome, Italy

AQUAMED project partners met in Rome Italy on 20-22 November 2012. This was a working meeting where the partnership was able to discuss and decide the next steps for organising the 1st AQUAMED Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSHP) Meeting and discussed the results obtained after the meeting.

6th AQUAMED Partner Meeting

20-21 February 2013, Larnaca, Cyprus

The 6th AQUAMED Meeting took lieu in Larnaca (Cyprus) on the 21-22 February 2013. All partners from the 13 Mediterranean countries involved in the project participated in the meeting (Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey).

The aim of the meeting was to analyse the results from the AQUAMED 1st Open Multi-Stakeholder Meeting which took place in Rome in November 2012. The Larnaca meeting also focused on the presentation of the main results of the stakeholder survey carried out in the Mediterranean countries involved in the project. The purpose of the survey was to identify the main constraints for developing sustainable aquaculture in the region and to identify the key steps to organise the next Multi-Stakeholder Platform Meeting which will be held on the 20-21 May in Istanbul, Turkey.

Final AQUAMED Partner Meeting

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20-22 May 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

AQUAMED project partners met in Istanbul, Turkey on 22-23 May 2013. All partners from the 13 Mediterranean countries involved in the project participated in the meeting (Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey). Several project observers such as the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) were represented as well.

This was the last working meeting where the partnership discussed and decided the final steps to finalise the project, taking into account the results of the 2nd AQUAMED Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSHP) Meeting for Mediterranean Aquaculture.