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  • ACPD

    Amman Center for Peace and Development

  • ACPs

    African, Caribbean and Pacific states


    Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority


    Coastal Research and Policy Integration

  • DUTH

    Democritus University of Thrace


    European National Coordinating Organization
    The ENCORA project has been initiated to improve sharing of knowledge and experience within Europe, in two respects:

    • Overcome existing fragmentation of coastal expertise.
    • Better exploit scientific knowledge in practice.


  • ENPI

    European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrumen

  • ESDT

    Earth Science Data Type


    Federation of European Private Port Operators

  • GIS

    Geographical information system

  • ICAN

    International Coastal Atlas Network

  • ICoNET

    Irish Coastal Network

  • ICZM

    Integrated Coastal Zone Management


    Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community

  • IRMCo

    Integrated Resources Management co. (Malta)


    Mare Nostrum is an EU-funded project which aims to explore new ways of protecting and managing the Mediterranean coastline within the existing ICZM Mediterranean framework.

    The project focuses on understanding the “implementation gap” between the Barcelona Convention’s high expectations and realities on the ground, and on new legal and institutional tools to improve local practices from the “bottom-up,” one level at a time.


    Maritime Regions Cooperation for the Mediterranean


    Mediterranean Action Plan

  • MedPAN

    Mediterranean Protected Areas Network

    The MedPAN South Project is a 4-year collaborative project aimed at improving the management effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the south and east of the Mediterranean and supporting the creation of new ones.

  • MEP

    Mediterranean Environment Programme


    Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas

  • MPC

    Mediterranean Partner Country

  • MSB

    Mediterranean Sea basin

  • MSFD

    Marine Strategy Framework Directive

  • NOAA

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • NP CBC

    Management of port areas in the Mediterranean Sea Basin


    Public participation geographical information system


    Solutions for Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas

  • SEIS

    the Shared Environmental Information System


    Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Bound


    Science and Policy integration for Coastal System Assessment.

    An EU integrated project, aimed to create a self-evolving, operational research approach framework for the assessment of policy options for the sustainable management of coastal zone systems.

  • SPNI

    Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

  • UfM

    Union for the Mediterranean

  • UNEP

    United Nations Environment Programme


    Mediterranean Action Plan

  • UTH

    University of Thessaly