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MAritime REgions cooperation for the MEDiterranean (MAREMED)

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“MAREMED” is developed within the framework of the creation of an integrated Mediterranean maritime policy. The main aim of the project is to strengthen the coordination of regional maritime policies between themselves and also with those in force at National, European and Mediterranean levels. The project focuses on those constituents of maritime policy with a strong transnational dimension, namely Integrated Coastal Zone Management, pollution (including small and medium scale accidental coastal pollution), adaptation to climate change in coastal areas, fisheries and coastal and maritime data management. Under the coordination of the project leader, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, fourteen regional partners from France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Cyprus together with the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) carry out an overview of the policies implemented and their governance, identify pilot coastal zones for transnational management and shared operational tools to aid in decision-making. They develop documents to disseminate these results in order to encourage integrated maritime management and the sustainable development of coastal zones for the different levels of coastal governance.

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region


With 14 regions from five countries, the MAREMED partnership represents a wide and significant range of Mediterranean situations and problems.

They include:

  • Three major delta regions (Catalonia with the Ebro, Provence Alpes Côte-d’Azur with the Rhone, Emilia Romagna with the Po);
  • Three islands (Corsica, Crete and Cyprus);
  • Several long stretches of continuous coastline, including PACA, Campania, three neighbouring regions in Spain and two Adriatic regions;
  • A partnership with Aquitaine Region;
  • Partnership with CPMR and its Intermediterranean Commission will help to disseminate the results among all European maritime regions
  • The following bodies are involved in discussions on the development of instruments: The European Commission DGs concerned (DG ENV, DG MARE, DG RESEARCH, DG REGIO, DG CLIMATE); The European Environment Agency; The thematic centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan (REMPEC, the Plan Bleu, PAP/RAC, etc.).
Source of funding

European Regional Developement Fund

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 24 2021

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