Establishing Monitoring and Sustainable Development of the Lebanese Sea
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Scientific cruise on board of R/V CANA-CNRS with eminent guests on June 19
Monday, 23 June 2014
The staff and crew of the CANA project welcomed on board of R/V CANA-CNRS representatives of the... Read more...
CANA activities presented to the Engineers of CDR
Tuesday, 03 June 2014
The National Council for Scientific Research – Lebanon (CNRS-L) was delighted to receive an... Read more...
CANA 5th Anniversary: CNRS-Italian Embassy joint press release
Friday, 30 May 2014
  Embassy of Italy in beirut Office of Italian Cooperation for development BEIRUT, 26... Read more...
CANA 5th Anniversary: the Event Reported by Lebanese Televisions [in Arabic]
Thursday, 29 May 2014
شاهد جميع الحلقات باخرة قانا للبحوث العلمية ابحرت... Read more...
CANA 5th Aniversary: the Event Reported by The Daily Star
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
(You can download here the full press review of the event) "Cana" ship collects scientific data off... Read more...

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The Task - HomePage

Overall objective

to increase the knowledge of coastal and marine environment for drawing responsible and sustainable development outlines

Specific objective

to prepare guidelines for an integrated coastal/maritime policy

The beneficieries

Public Institutions and CNRS staff itsel - Coastal population, fishery sector, scientific community, civil society, educational Institutions

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The Project

In the wake of the devastating war in the summer of 2006 in the framework of a long history of cooperation between Italy and Lebanon in the framework of existing cooperation between the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Italian institutions, particularly The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-MAIB) the Italian Government proposed a valuable donation in the form of a scientific vessel aimed at supporting marine studies and research in Lebanon In April 2009, a cooperative agreement was signed between CNRS and the Italian Government securing a 2.3 million € financial support to the research (in addition to the CNRS in-kind contribution of 335.000 €).

The main Project output is to draw guidelines for a strategic approach for sustainable coastal development that takes into consideration both the project technical/scientific results and the stakeholders’ interest analysis.The project has 5 technical tasks/components related to: the bathymetry of the coastal area; marine biodiversity protection; halieutic marine resources; the coastal pollution; and scientific dissemination of the results.In Lebanon, the main economic and social activities are concentrated along the coast. The associated environmental risks are well established and can have a negative impact on the marine ecosystem. In addition, the increasing coastal industrial activities are affecting people’s quality of life. An integrated vision and approach is crucial for the future development processes that will have to take into account not only the economic parameters, but also the ecological aspects.

The main Project's output is to draw guidelines for a strategic approach for sustainable coastal development that takes into consideration both the project technical/scientific results and the stakeholders’ interest analysis.The project has 5 technical tasks/components related to: the bathymetry of the coastal area; marine biodiversity protection; halieutic marine resources; the coastal pollution; and scientific dissemination of the results. The main Project output is to draw guidelines for a strategic approach for sustainable coastal development that takes into consideration both the project technical/scientific results and the stakeholders’ interest analysis.

 
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