Mare Nostrum Project – EU

Bridging the legal-institutional gap in mediterranean coastline management

Professor Rachelle Alterman was the Project Head and Coordinator of the Mare Nostrum project.

Mare Nostrum was a 3-year project (2013-2016), funded by the European Union and coordinated by the  Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. It explored new ways of enhancing existing  policies for preserving the Mediterranean coastline. Although the project is officially over, several partners continue to research and publish on the critical subject of coastal zone management.

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Academic publications which emerged from the project:

 

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Presentation of the project and its outcomes at conferences and other events:

  • The State of Israel’s Coastline from a Comparative Perspective – Ashdod Sustainability Conference, Israel.  Click here for a video of the presentation (Hebrew).
  • Rachelle Alterman, Dafna Carmon and Cygal Pellach:  “The High Hopes of ICZM Confronted by Legal-Institutional Implementation Gaps” – MEDCOAST Conference, October 2015.
  • Rachelle Alterman, “The High Hopes of ICZM in the Face of Legal-Institutional Implementation Gaps:  Comparative Analysis of Mediterranean Countries” (Mare Nostrum Project) AESOP Conference, July 2015.
  • “Bridging the implementation GAP in Integrated Coastline Management: Lowering the legal-institutional barriers” at Member States Expert Groups Integrated Coastal Management – Maritime Spatial Planning, Brussels, April 21-22 2015
  • Rachelle Alterman, Dafna Carmon and Cygal Pellach, “The high hopes of Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the face of legal-institutional implementation gaps: Comparative Analysis of Mediterranean Countries.  Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  • Na’ama Teschner and Rachelle Alterman, “Implementaiton gaps in the city-port interface”. Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  • “Same Seas, Different Coastlines: Disparities in the national demarcation of coastlines across the EU” at Plenary Meeting of the Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the EU. 23-25 June 2014.
  • Rachelle Alterman and Rachel Adam. “The Implementation Gap in Integrated Coastal Zone Management Laws and Policies”. MEDCOAST Global Congress on ICZM, Marmaris, Turkey, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 2013.