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Safeguarding the Marine Environment together

Date: 31/05/2019

Safeguarding the Marine Environment Together

- Bridging Conservation and Stakeholder Uses 

in the NE Marine Protected Area


A European Maritime Day 2019 event

4th June, Dolmen Resort Hotel, St. Paul’s Bay

A workshop organised by the Physical Oceanography Research Group (Dept. of Geosciences, University of Malta) in collaboration with  Malta Marittima Agency, Malta Council for Science & Technology and AquaBioTech Group


(Moderator: Dr. Anthony Galea)  


9:00-9:10     Welcome and Intro (Prof. Aldo Drago, Local AMAre Project leader)

9:10-9:30     Address by the Hon. Jose’ Herrera, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change

9:30-9:45     Overview of the AMAre project – Targets and Results (Prof. Simona Fraschetti, AMAre Project Leader)

9:45-10:00   The MPAs in Malta: Towards an improved Management Structure (Mr. Brian Christie, Environment and Resources Authority)  

10:00-10:15 Conflict analysis  and Cumulative Impact Assessment in the NE MPA  (Dr. Alicia Said, independent expert) 

10:15-10:30 Implementing the Integrated Maritime Policy in Malta (Mr. Jason Bongailas, Malta Marittima Agency)  
10:30-11:00 Networking Coffee Break  
11:00-11:20 Guest speaker - (practical example: actions and measures for sustainable managementin MPAs) – SIMNORAT 

11:20-11.40 Introduction to marine spatial planning: how it works and where it counts (Dr. Michelle Borg, Planning Authority)

11:40-12.00 Introducing the MSP practical (Prof. Aldo Drago, Local AMAre Project leader)

12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch  

13:00-16:00 Practical session in Marine Spatial Planning (two parallel sessions)
- Conflict Mapping

- MSP Game Challenge

- MSP Drawing Board

16:00-16:30 Plenary Discussion

16:30-16:45 Closure

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