About MEDCOAST
All MEDCOAST events are sponsored on project basis by various organizations. 
 
MEDCOAST 93 Conference was sponsored/supported by 16 international and Turkish organizations including; the Council of Europe, UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan, UNDP, International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO), the Association EUROCOAST, and the European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC). 
 
MEDCOAST 95 Conference was jointly organized by the MEDCOAST Secretariat (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey) and Local Organizing Committee (led by Laboratori d'Enginyeria Maritima, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain). I t was sponsored/supported by 27 organizations and institutions, including UNEP - Mediterranean Action Plan, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the European Union, the GEF Black Sea Environmental Programme, International EMECS Center (Kobe, Japan), International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean (CIESM), and environmental and/or coastal NGO's, including WWF, IUCN, EUCC, EUROCOAST and ICO. 
 
MEDCOAST 97 Conference was jointly organized by the MEDCOAST Secretariat and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICOD) and supported  by 11 international and Turkish organizations including; association EUROCOAST, EUCC, ICCOPS, ICO, CIESM, IUCN, JCC, JOCM, Urban Harbours Institute (Univ. of Massachusetts-Boston, USA), KAY and WWF. It was sponsored by 8 international and 6 local organizations including; the European Community, the MED-CAMPUS Programme, GEF Black Sea Environmental Programme Coordinating Unit, IOC-UNESCO, International EMECS Center (Kobe, Japan), IOI , MAP-UNEP, METU (Turkey), TUBITAK,  ICoD, Foundation for International Studies (Univ. of Malta) , Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Environment, National Tourism Organisation, Planning Authority of Malta and Air Malta .
 
MEDCOAST 99 Conference was jointly organized by the MEDCOAST Secretariat and EMECS and supported  by 11 international and Turkish organizations including EUROCOAST, Coastal Zone Management Center (The Netherlands), EUCC, ICCOPS, CIESM, IOI, IUCN, JCC, JOCM, Urban Harbours Institute (Univ. of Massachusetts -Boston, USA), WWF. It was sponsored by 6 international and 7 local organizations including; the European Community, International EMECS Center (Kobe, Japan), IOC-UNESCO, MAP-UNEP, PAP RAC, PEW Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, Promotion Fund of Prime Ministry, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Tourism, Antalya Municipality, METU (Ankara, Turkey), TUBITAK and KAY.
 
WIND and WAVE CLIMATE 99 Conference  was supported and sponsored by international and local organizations including;  NATO Science for Stability Programme (SfS) as the main sponsor, METU, British Council in Ankara, Turkish National Committee on Coastal Management and Turkish Ministry of Tourism. 
 
The International Workshop MED & Black Sea ICZM 96 was initially envisaged jointly by the MEDCOAST Secretariat and the Mediterranean Action Plan, Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Center, MAP - PAP RAC (Split, Croatia). At the planning stage, the European Center for Insular Coastal Dynamics, ICoD, (Valletta, Malta), and the GEF Black Sea Environmental Programme, GEF BSEP, joined the organizers of the Workshop. It was supported by the Turkish Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Tourism. Generous funding was provided by the Promotion Fund of Turkish Prime Ministry. British Council in Ankara, and the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council were also among the sponsors. 
 
The International Workshop on the Applications of Remote Sensing  was jointly  organized by  Space Applications Institute, Nat. Inst. for Coastal and Marine Management and MEDCOAST.
 
MEDCOAST Institute 94 & 95, were organized through the financial support of the European Community (the Med-Campus program). The third successive event, MEDCOAST Institute 96, was realized through the sponsorship of the Turkish Prime Ministry, as well as a number of smaller sponsors. MEDCOAST Institute 97 was sponsored by PEW Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, Ministry of Environment (Turkey), UNDP, MAP/UNEP, PAP/RAC, METU, Ocean Engineering Research Center 
MEDCOAST Institute 99 was sponsored by PAP/RAC, PEW Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, UNESCO IOC, METU and Ocean Engineering Research Center.
 
The First International Workshop/Training Program on Beach Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea was organized by MEDCOAST. Two major sponsors were the ICSC-World Laboratory (Land-3 Project) (Erice, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Insular Coastal Dynamics (Valletta, Malta). The Second Workshop/Training Program was organized jointly by MEDCOAST and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Insular Coastal Dynamics (Valletta, Malta). It was also sponsored by UNESCO IOC. The Third Workshop/Training Program; "Beach Management 97" was organized jointly by MEDCOAST, Bulgarian Coastal Association, Black Sea Environmental Programme (BSEP), and UNESCO IOC. Beach Management 99 was jointly organized by Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICOD) and MEDCOAST and it was supported by Department of Environment (Government of Malta), International Ocean Institute (IOI) and Pew Fellows Program In Marine Conservation.
 
The collaborated research project, on the topic of "A questionnaire study on beach users' priorities", in which University of Glamorgan (Wales, UK), Middle East Technical University (Turkey), Catalonian University of Technology (Spain), and University of M alta (Malta) are partners, is sponsored by the British Council and the Welsh Office in addition to these universities. 
 
The comprehensive collaborated project which is on the topic of "The wind and wave climatology of the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean" is led by the Middle East Technical University. Seven institutions from four Black Sea countries contributed to the Black Sea component. This project is sponsored generously by the Science for Stability Program of NATO, in addition to the collaborating institutions. 

 

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