Project CoCoNET was advertised at MEDCOAST15

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.



UNEP and Partners Join Forces to Assist Nations in Delivering on

Oceans Sustainable Development Goals

Partnership for Regional Oceans Governance to Bring Together Nations on

Regional Implementation Strategies

Istanbul,20 October 2015- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other partners today announced a new initiative aimed at assisting nations and regional organizations in creating innovative regional strategies that will ensure delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals relevant to Oceans.

Launched at the UNEP Regional Seas Meeting in Istanbul, under the Partnership for Regional Oceans Governance (PROG), the initiative on the Oceans Sustainable Development Goals is a partnership between UNEP,the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (lASS) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI).Besides , COCONET and DEVOTES projects were also exhibited by posters and USB .

Goal14 calls for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources,while oceans and coasts are represented in cross-cutting goals and objectives in climate, land resources, food, and others.Making tangible progress to meet the goal will prove a complex task, as Oceans comprise a global system covered by many different national and international legal frameworks. The project aims to fill existing gaps in ocean management and governance to meet this goal and other goals relevant to Oceans.Working at inter-,intra- and super-regional levels, the initiative under PROG will support the 2030Agenda by:

• Identifying lessons learned and developing innovative approaches to regional ocean governance;

• Promoting regional exchange and, wherever requested, assisting in strengthening regional capacities and ocean governance structures;

• Fostering the role of regional ocean governance approaches at the global level through engaging in multi-stakeholder processes, and by partnering with key players including intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, research centres and think tanks.

The initiative will kick off with papers seeping the current state of play in regional oceans governance and the role oceans and coasts will play in the 2030 Agenda. The initiative then plans to support processes in selected pioneer regions aimed at meeting the relevant goals and monitoring their progress.



The 18th National Fisheries Symposium, Izmir, Turkey (1-4 September 2015)

CoCoNet Project side event was organized at the 18th National Fisheries Symposium held in Izmir, Turkey, during 1-4 September 2015.

Bayram Ozturk (Istanbul University) presented the CoCoNet documentary film "from hot spots to nets" in the opening session of the symposium. A CoCoNet stand was also set up to display posters and distribute brochures, both in Turkish and English. This symposium is the biggest fishery meeting held in Turkey annually. There were about 350 participants to mostly researchers, government officials and students.




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  18. Rabat Summer School
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