PostHeaderIcon Application Form for MEDCOAST Institute 2014

The Permanent Secretariat was informed that the MEDCOAST Foundation old e-mail address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it that they have been using for the last 20 years will be closed on 15 March 2014.  They will continue using only their new e-mail address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Using this opportunity, they wanted to inform colleague scientists that the Application Form for MEDCOAST Institute 2014: The Tenth International Training Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management on the Mediterranean and the Black Sea - The Jubilee Event is now available for downloading from their web page (www.medcoast.net). The last date for application is 30 May 2014.



PostHeaderIcon International Training Courses on Marine Molecular Taxonomy

The Permanent Secretariat has received the first announcement for the Second International Training Courses on Marine Molecular Taxonomy which will be held from October 18 to 25, 2014 in Mostaganem, Algeria.

More details can be found here.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 March 2014 15:39)


PostHeaderIcon The Archipelagos Institute Project on Microplastic Research

The Permanent Secretariat has received an information concerning one of its Partners: the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation regarding a project on microplastic research.

Please click here for more details.

PostHeaderIcon Welcome to the new Executive Secretary

Dear All,

The Permanent Secretariat is very pleased to welcome Florence DESCROIX-COMANDUCCI as the NEW Executive Secretary of ACCOBAMS.
We wish her all the best!

She can be reached either by mail or by phone:
+377 98 98 80 10



PostHeaderIcon Contribution of Monaco to ACCOBAMS

At the occasion of the Fifth Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS, the Secretariat compiled a brochure where the contribution of the Principality of Monaco to ACCOBAMS implementation is exposed in photos and in details.

This brochure is availble in Pdf by clicking on the image below.

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PostHeaderIcon 18th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols

The 18th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean and its Protocols is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 3 to 6 December 2013.

The Contracting Parties hold ordinary meetings once every two years to keep under review the implementation of the Barcelona Convention and Protocols, to decide on the programme of work and approve the programme budget.

At their 18th Meeting, the Contracting Parties will hold consultations at ministerial level on emerging policy issues. The meeting will also review the progress achieved during the current 2012 - 2013 biennium and decide on future actions and programmatic decisions of significance to keeping the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan relevant and action oriented to improve the marine and coastal environment and promote sustainable development in the Mediterranean region.


Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:23)


PostHeaderIcon New ACCOBAMS Partners

During the Fifth Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Parties (Tangier - Morocco, 5-8 November 2013) the Status of ACCOBAMS Partner was granted to two Non-Governmental Organisations: GIS3M (France) and Mare Nostrum (Romania).
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PostHeaderIcon Fifth Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS

The Fifth Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS will be held from the 5th to the 8th November 2013 in Tangier, Morocco.

Details can be found here.


PostHeaderIcon Harpooned dolphin

Blue World Institute, an ACCOBAMS Partner, has informed the Permanent Secretariat about an injured dolphin encountered while conducting regular research activities in the northern Dalmatia and Kornati archipelago area.

More details and photos can be found on their website at the following link:

Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:16)


PostHeaderIcon Collision between Corsica and Monaco

On August 22nd 2013, Michel Ducros reported to the Permanent Secretariat a collision while navigating between Corsica and Monaco. He witnessed the freshly wounded whale in the wake of a cargo ship.
He had the courtesy of sending to ACCOBAMS the photos he took.



PostHeaderIcon IFAW: Song of the Whale

The ACCOBAMS Secretariat has received interesting news from the Song of Whale Campaign.

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