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    Mare Nostrum Academic Symposium held in Haifa

    The Mare Nostrum Project is holding a three-day Academic Symposium focusing on the “Legal-Institutional Aspects of Coastal Zone Management: A Global Comparative Perspective,” November 10-13, 2015, at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. The event brings together some 25 policy academics from more than ten countries.

    The Academic Symposium also serves to review the Mare Nostrum Project’s outputs, only days before the Mare Nostrum Project Closing Conference, to be held in Valencia, Spain, November 24-26, 2015.

    Over the event’s two days dedicated to presentations and discussions, panels are analyzing the situations in specific Mediterranean and adjacent countries at the national level.

    Prof. Georgia Giannakourou of the University of Athens presented data and led discussion on Greek coastal planning. Dr. Enzo Falco of the Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila, Italy presented a summary of Italian coastal planning, followed by a case study focusing on the Apulia region, summarized by Prof. Angela Barbanente of the Politecnico di Bari.

    Mare Nostrum Academic Symposium

    Dr. Dafna Carmon of the Technion presented a national summary on Israeli coastal planning, followed by a case study on Haifa itself by Dr. Ziva Kolodney of the Haifa Municipality, a partner at the Mare Nostrum Project.

    Dr. Loic Prieur of the Sorbonne University in Paris discussed French coastal planning, followed by a presentation on German federal policy by Eva Schachtner of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development. Spanish federal coastal policy was presented by Prof. Marta Lora-Tamayo of the National University of Distance Education, and she was followed by a presentation focusing specifically on Catalonia’s coast by Pablo Molina Alegre of Barcelona University and the city’s Garrigues law firm.

    The symposium also included a full day touring sites of special issues and controversies along the Israeli Coastline, from Akko to Jaffa, with stops in Betzet Beach, Herzliya, and more.

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