University of Malta

UOM Main Page
Apply - Admissions 2016
Campus Map button


Ecological network for the promotion of convergent conservation strategies in coastal habitats of community significance

EU Community Initiative Programme Interreg IIIB Archimed


The aim of the ECONET-COHAST project was to promote convergent conservation strategies at landscape scale for coastal habitats considered to be of European Community significance. The project sought to establish a network of stakeholders and a knowledge base on impact assessment for coastal habitats, in order to support capacity building and policy actions throughout the region, thus providing a supporting framework for management planning within Natura 2000 sites in the Mediterranean.

The project was coordinated by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, and brought together partners from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Malta. Within the ambit of this project, the International Environment Institute was responsible for developing a case study of management planning for candidate Natura 2000 sites in the island of Gozo. The Institute also produced a handbook for coastal managers (Coasts and Conflicts), as well as developing a Training Manual on Coastal Management and Conservation Applications in the Mediterranean Region. Details of these two books are available on the Institute’s publications page.

Further details of the ECONET-COHAST project can be accessed here or by contacting the Institute’s Division of Environmental Management and Planning.

Launch of new M.Sc. programme

M.Sc. in Natural Environment and Resources Management opening in October 2018

FOCUS ON Climate Change

Recent research by Institute staff and students

Lecture timetables for February to June 2018

Second-semester lecture timetables for the Institute's courses

In the News!

Spotlight on events, research findings and outreach activities

IES Student Handbook

September 2017 edition now available for download

Academic Calendar 2017/2018

Calendar of important dates for the forthcoming academic year

Last Updated: 19 August 2010

Log In back to UoM Homepage