12th International Mediterranean Coastal Environment MEDCOAST 15 conference has been held in Varna, Bulgaria on 06-10 October, 2015. MEDCOAST conference had brought together researchers, planners, designers, managers, policy makers, national and local administrators, developers and NGOs from a wide spectrum of nationalities, who have interest in coastal and marine science, conservation, policy and management in general and in the Mediterranean, the Black and Caspian Seas in particular.
More than 150 scientists participated in the meeting from different countries and Prof. Dr. Levent BAT and Prof. Dr. Murat SEZGİN attended the meeting as representatives of Sinop University Faculty of Fisheries (SNU-FF), one of the project partners of CoCoNET. Main topics of the conference were Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Coastal & Marine Impacts, Biodiversity and Pollution. Posters of the project CoCoNet were put up and advertiser project t-shirts were gave out to the attendants during the meeting.