The Mediterranean: scientifc expertise for decision-makers


The Mediterranean is one of the most sensitive area to pollution of all types and to ongoing climate change. The most recent scientific results should be at the basis of a realistic policy of sustainable development to ensure the stability of the Mediterranean countries.
Since the adoption 40 years ago of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the creation of the Union for the Mediterranean 10 years ago, scientific research programs, such as MISTRALS (2010-2020), has been organized to understand the mechanisms and impacts involved in the global changes in the Mediterranean. More recently, in 2015, a synthesis effort was initiated within an international network of independent scientific experts (MedECC) to make these results useful to decision-makers.
On the occasion of the end of the MISTRALS program and of the release of the first MedECC assessment report and of the 2019 report on the state of the environment and development in the Mediterranean, coordinated by the Plan Bleu as part of the MAP/UNEP, this conference will be the opportunity to review current knowledge available, and to open a dialog between decision-makers and scientists on climate and environmental issues in the Mediterranean.


In this framework, we are pleased to invite you to take part in the International conference “The Mediterrean: scientific expertise for decision-makers” that will take place on 2-4 September 2020 in Marseille (France).
We thank you for confirming your participation by July 16, 2020 by registering online on the conference website:
More information will be made available on the dedicated webpage (see web link above), with detailed agenda, information note, etc. Financial support is currently not possible.


Steering committee

Elen Lemaitre-Curri (directrice du Plan Bleu), Cyril Moulin (directeur de MISTRALS) et Joël Guiot (coordinateur de MedECC)