MED4EBM
Mediterranean Forum For Applied Ecosystem-Based Management

About the project

The actual mainstreaming of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is still limited mainly because the practical application of EBM is a challenging task for ICZM actors. The MED4EBM project will tackle this issue by assisting ICZM actors in four coastal areas of Jordan, Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia to jointly develop and apply a common methodology to make ecosystem-based ICZM much easier to design and implement by applying innovative techniques and methods. A software tool will help institutional actors to better handle the complex multi-stakeholders analytical processes that characterize EBM applications and assess the relationships between ecosystem components, functions and services, as well as the associated human activities. Moreover, the project will provide government officials and managers with the necessary tools, skills and competences to develop and implement ecosystem approaches to the management of activities in the marine and coastal environments.

Key information

MED4EBM
Mediterranean Forum For Applied Ecosystem-Based Management
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.4 Integrated coastal zone management
Jordan, Italy, Tunisia, Lebanon

Financial data

3.3 million
Total budget
2.9 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

6
Partners
4
Countries
7
Technical outputs

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What will be improved?

Since none of the project pilot areas has incorporated the principles of the EBM nor avails spatial ICZM software tools, the project will therefore generate positive changes through the establishment of the Ecosystem-based ICZM Decisions Support Systems and the Ecosystem-Based Governance Protocol, helping concerned stakeholders to reduce and handle conflicts on the different uses of coastal and marine resources, boosting the sustainable-productivity potential of these resources.

Who will benefit?

  • Actors and stakeholders concerned with the management of the pilot coastal and marine areas (public authorities and institutions, scientific institutions, associations)
  • Local populations

Expected achievements

  • 4 integrated sets of Ecosystem-Based ICZM measures developed 
  • 4 Ecosystem-Based ICZM governance protocols and Decision Support Systems established 
  • 4 training packages delivered to managers and officers of relevant institutions
  • 4 mentorship programmes for government officials and managers of institutions involved in the use of the ICZM tools developed 
  • 1 permanent Mediterranean forum on EBM and ICZM tools and methods
     
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MED4EBM in Jordan assesses stakeholders´needs on coastal and marine ecosystem management

On7th and 8th of July, the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS), partner of MED4EBM project, conducted a two-day training workshop.

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MED4EBM: The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan is looking for Ecosystems Based Management Technical Assistant

Apply before August 5th, 2021 sending your resume with 2 reference letters to: information@jreds.org

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MED4EBM: Tender notice - development of data management computerised tools

A technical proposal must be sent to PROGES (Planning and Development Consulting) no later than 00:01 am on 7 August 2021 to progesconsulting@pec.it

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Jordan: MED4EBM celebrates the World Environment Day 2021 in Aqaba

Several awarness activities were organised by the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan in one of Gulf of Aqaba beaches.

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Italy: MED4EBM is looking for a database and GIS expert for EB-ICZM local unit

Amici della Terra Onlus, Italian partner of the MED4EBM project, is looking for a DATABASE AND GIS EXPERT FOR EB-ICZM local unit.

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MED4EBM: thematic scoping for applying the Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Corigliano Gulf - Italy

Under the MED4EBM project, Amici della Terra Onlus the project Italian partner, conducting a thematic scoping to apply the integrated Coasta…

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MED4EBM: Integrated Ecosystem Management of Coastal Areas in the Gulf of Corigliano in Calabria - Italy

MED4EBM Italian partner Amici della Terra Onlus conducted the the first participatory workshop of the MED4EBM Project began, on the Integrat…

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MED4EBM to develop ecotourism with birdwatching in Tunisia

In the context of MED4EBM awareness event in Kneiss Island, a code of ethics for bird´s protection has been defined.

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MED4EBM project is looking for a Project Coordinator

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jordan is looking for a project coordinator under the MED4EBM project. The deadline for submitting applications is 16 April 2021.

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Italy: MED4EBM is looking for a Communication and Regional Networking Manager

PROGES - Planning and Development Consulting is looking for Communication and Regional Networking Manager under MED4EBM project.

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MED4EBM participates in SHAREMED project first capitalisation workshop

The event focused on "Designing the future system of observing systems to assess and addresses environmental threats to the Mediterranean marine ecosystem."

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Tunisia: MED4EBM project launches pilot activities in the natural reserve of Kneiss Islands

On 26th November 2020, the National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies organized a press conference in Sfax to launch MED4EBM activities in the natural reserve of K…

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MED4EBM - Tender announcement (deadline extended): Database and Geographic Information System

The Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer based in Tunisia, has extended the tender announcement for the provision of Database and Geographic Information Sy…

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MED4EBM: Empowering Young Women in Tunisia - Chirine Ben Aissa

Chirine Ben Aissa, a new intern who joined National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies of Tunisia, will be supporting the MED4EBM project.

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MED4EBM - Tender announcement: Database and Geographic Information System

The deadline for the submission of quotations is 09 December 2020.

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MED4EBM project is looking for a Senior Expert in Ecosystem-Based Management

UNDP Jordan, lead beneficiary of the MED4EBM project, is looking for a Senior Expert in Ecosystem-Based Management. Deadline for applications is 24 November 2020.

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MED4EBM: Clean Up The World 2020 campaign in Jordan

The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan implemented a three-day campaign to clean Aqaba beaches and seaside.

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MED4EBM: Lebanon, Italy, Tunisia, and Jordan accomplished a thematic scoping training exercise

The aim of the training was to enhance the capacities of partners to apply an effective ecosystem-based approach in the integrated managemen…

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MED4EBM: Launching project social media accounts

As we aim to keep you up to date with all the the great things happening within MED4EBM project and our four partners, we’re excited to announce that we are also launching three new social media profiles on Fac…

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MED4EBM: Lebanon, Italy, Tunisia, and Jordan completed a training on “The Use of Innovative Tools to Tackle the Incorporation of Ecosystem Based Management

MED4EBM: Lebanon, Italy, Tunisia, and Jordan completed a training on “The Use of Innovative Tools to Tack…

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MED4EBM project: Tyre Coast Nature Reserve, Lebanon is looking for an External Auditor

The deadline for the submission of quotations is Monday, 21st September 2020.

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