Improving the quality of the marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean remains the priority objective of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), a UN Environment regional seas programme. Improving and sharing knowledge on biodiversity is a key activity to achieve this objective.
In this context, the Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC), the Mediterranean biodiversity centre of MAP, is organizing the Mediterranean symposia on marine key habitats and non-indigenous species, in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation and the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), as follows:
6th Mediterranean symposium on marine vegetation (from 14 to 15 January 2019)
3rd Mediterranean symposium on the conservation of coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions (from 15 to 16 January 2019)
2nd Mediterranean symposium on the conservation of the dark habitats (16 January 2019)
1st Mediterranean symposium on the non-indigenous species (from 17 to 18 January 2019)