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 Lebanon is looking for a Project Manager

Submit your CV and motivation letter to tcnr98@hotmail.com, deadline 2nd September 2022.

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MED4EBM in Jordan conducted a workshop applied to the fisheries sector

The workshop focused on applying the System Cause-Effect Analysis approach to assess environmental risks and social and economic pressures in the fisheries sector in Aqaba and…

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MED4EBM plans its mentoring and training workshop sessions

During the partner meeting, mentoring and training workshops were discussed. The focus will be on cause-effect analysis and governance protocols.

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MED4EBM in Jordan participated in a workshop on Women and Youth Empowerment in Marine Protected Areas Management

40 participants from Aqaba participated in the workshop representing various stakeholders

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MED4EBM in Tunisia targets local communities for resources’ sustainable management in Kneiss Islands

50 participants from the community and different sectors participated in the event.

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MED4EBM is looking for an International Expert for Based Ecosystems Based Management

Proposal should be submitted by email to ic.jo@undp.org no later than 4 July 2022. In the subject line, please enter the description of the assignment “Deliverable Based Ecos…

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MED4EBM in Jordan is looking to acquire an online monitoring station’s sensors

The deadline to receive offers is at 13:00h, Monday 27th June 2022.

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MED4EBM in Tunisia celebrated World Migratory Bird Day and International Biodiversity Day in the Kneiss Islands

250 students participated in World Migratory Bird Day and International Biodiversity Day

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MED4EBM in Italy celebrates International Biodiversity Day 2022

On biodiversity day, MED4EBM highlights the importance of preserving the biodiversity.

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MED4EBM in Italy launches the "Mediterranean Forum for Integrated Ecosystem Management"

During this two-day event, partners discussed with local stakeholders about ecosystem-based management of four coastal areas in Italy, Jorda…

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MED4EBM in Lebanon trained on data monitoring to better understand effects of human activities on sustainable coast management

The workshop allowed participants to deal with data related to agricultural practices, fishing and touris…

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MED4EBM in Jordan organised a workshop to gather environmental data on Red Sea coast

The workshop which took place end of January, enabled managing data on reef check monitoring and sea water quality among others.

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MED4EBM in Tunisia is looking to acquire a Multi-parameter Environmental Probe

The Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer in Tunisia is looking for a Multi-parameter Environmental Probe, submit tender by 07/03/2022

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MED4EBM in Jordan is looking for a service provider to upgrade software

Service provider needed to upgrade the the existing ArcGis 10.6 Software. Submit offers by 7th Feb 2022

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MED4EBM in Tunisia trains on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries for Kneiss islands´ stakeholders

Participants were introduced to methodologies and management tools to implement the ecosystem approach to ensure sustainable exploitation of the target species.

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MED4EBM supports Blue Flag Evaluation of touristic beaches and boat marinas in Aqaba, Jordan

Six facilities have demonstrated proper qualifications and were nominated for the Blue Flag Certificate as part of the evaluation campaign for the touristic beaches and boat m…

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MED4EBM in Tunisia is looking for a Database and Geographic Information System Specialist

MED4EBM project partner in Tunisia is looking for a Database and Geographic Information System Specialist. Deadline for submitting application 31st of January 2022.

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MED4EBM in Lebanon uses art to raise environmental awareness at Tyre Coast Nature Reserve

“Raising Awareness Through Art” event was held at Tyres’ Public Garden in Lebanon on the 24th November 2021 to raise awareness about Tyre Coast Nature Reserve ecosystems

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MED4EBM and ENSERES projects identify possible synergies

The targeted areas in Lebanon and Tunisia are common to the 2 projects.

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MED4EBM in Tunisia is looking for a service provider

MED4EBM project partner in Tunisia is looking for a service provider to upgrade databases, deadline for submitting application 31st of January 2022.

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MED4EBM showcased its work to improve coast management in the Mediterranean

MED4EBM took part in the Mediterranean forum on Marine Protected Areas which help connect with relevant stakeholders and try to involve them towards a sustainable development …

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MED4EBM organiesd its first Database Management workshop in Tunisia

 13 participants from Tunisia attended the first Database Management workshop between 6th-10th Dec 2021 establishing a common stakeholder’s cooperation and coordination platfo…

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MED4EBM participates in developing the endangered species list in the Gulf of Aqaba

On the 2nd of September 2021, the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) conducted a workshop in Aqaba, Jordan to review fish lists in the Gulf of Aqaba

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MED4EBM organised a national workshop on Database Management in Aqaba, Jordan

On 21-25 November 2021, 124 participants from Aqaba participated in a national workshop on data gathering and data management through an ecosystem-based management approach

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MED4EBM takes part in the 2021 Clean Up the World Campaign in Sfax, Tunisia

The campaign focused on 2 activities: land cleaning and seabed cleaning with professioanl divers.

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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: the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan is looking for a Ecosystems Based Management National Expert

Application deadline is July 29th, 2021, or 10 working days from the vacancy announcement date.

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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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