The Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICoD)
|ICoD forms part of a network of specialised Centres pertaining to the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement of the Council of Europe. Through an agreement between the Council of Europe and the government of Malta, ICoD was established in 1988 within the framework of the Foundation for International Studies at the University of Malta. Since its inception it has addressed various issues concerning the marine and coastal environment. More recently, the Centre has been integrated within the International Environment Institute at the University of Malta and has re-oriented its objectives and activities towards a greater focus on the interactive processes which occur within the coastal zone and, in particular, those concerning insular areas. ICoD's offices are currently located on campus.|
The International Environment Institute (IEI)
provides training in various aspects of environmental and natural resource management and integrated planning. Through interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as through training courses for continuing professional development, the Institute seeks to further human resource capacity building in its field. The Institute also participates actively in international research, drawing on its network of associates and maintaining strong links with partner organizations across the Mediterranean and elsewhere.
The EUR-OPA Major Hazard Agreement
The European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA
) was created in 1987 and is a platform for co-operation between European and Southern Mediterranean countries in the field of major natural and technological disasters. Its field of action covers the knowledge of hazards, risk prevention, risk management, post-crisis analysis and rehabilitation.
With the support of:
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi (CNR-ISE)
|The CNR-ISE within the National Council for Research performs research into the structure and functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, focusing in particular on anthropogenic pressure and global change. The knowledge amassed forms the scientific basis for identifying the most appropriate protective and corrective interventions, and provides support for the bodies entrusted with formulating policies for environmental protection and recovery.|
The International Ocean Institute (IOI)
|The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is a global NGO network, helping to support the UN Convention for the Law of the Sea and promote the sustainable use and development of ocean and coastal areas. Flagship courses in Ocean Governance have allowed IOI to maintain a strong focus on training and capacity building, as demonstrated through the 22 operational centres around the world. |
Gruppo Nazionale per la Ricerca sull’Ambiente Costiero (GNRAC)
|The National Research Group for Coastal Environment issues GNRAC - Gruppo Nazionale per la Ricerca sull’Ambiente Costiero has been founded in October 2005 by experts with longtime experience in Italian national research projects on coastal issues (funded by the University Ministry and the National Research Council). The major goal of GNRAC is to promote and disseminate studies on the status, conservation and management of Italian coasts. |
23 May 2013