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The GIS Posidonie is proud to announce that an International Workshop on Ecosystem-based Management will be held in

Marseille, France, from 4th to 5th of February 2020, Oceanomed, MIO-Pytheas, Campus de Luminy, Aix Marseille University.

According to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Ecosystem-based Approach (EA) should enable us to understand and assess the functioning of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems and their dependent services. As an integrated management process, this strategy promotes both conservation and sustainable use and provides benefits in a more equitable way. First used for fisheries management, the EA has become a valuable tool for ecosystem services assessment and for marine protected areas (MPA) monitoring and governance, especially in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, the perception that man belongs to ecosystems (socio-ecosystems) is a key feature of the EA.

The aim of organising a Workshop on Ecosystem-based Management in Marseille is to bring together managers, stakeholders and the scientific community to discuss this crucial topic within the framework of the Integrated LIFE MarHa project, headed by the French Agency of Biodiversity and set up by the European Union.

The Workshop will be a two-day event, consisting in plenary sessions introduced by key-note speakers and concluded by general discussions. The focus of the sessions has not yet been defined in detail and will depend on the number and the scopes of submitted contributions. But the main topics will include: Ecosystem-based Approach for fisheries management, Ecosystem Services assessment, Ecosystem-based monitoring, Ecosystem-based Approach for MPA management and conservation, Ecosystem-based Approach for terrestrial ecosystems and social-ecosystem-based approach. The International Workshop will focus on Marine and Coastal Ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea but could host contributions dealing with any other European ecosystems.

Registration for the Workshop, lunch and coffee breaks costs 100 € per participant (50 € for students and 70 € for GIS Posidonie members); social dinner (30 €).

The languages of the Workshop will be English and French.


The submitted abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Workshop and you have received an e-mail to inform you of acceptance of an oral communication or a poster.

The contributions will be published in a special edition of the referenced publication ‘Vie et Milieu’/’Life & Environment’ of the Observatoire of Banyuls (France).

The contributions must fit the template :

You have to register to the workshop as soon as possible with the help of the website

If you have any problem don’t hesitate to contact, and

The Proceedings will be edited in a delay of 6 months after the Workshop including articles based on oral communications and posters.

The Organising Committee and the GIS Posidonie team will be happy to welcome you to Marseille, a historic Mediterranean city rich in contrasts, which has gained in interest and modernity over the last decades and is much appreciated by tourists and visitors. We hope that many of you will make the most of this opportunity to come and see us here in Marseille.