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Final Conference Information

Sharing data and information in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East

Chania, Crete, 23-25 July 2013



The Conference aims to

I) bring together data owners, data users and stakeholders from the MENA region

II) increase awareness on existing databases on climate, water and energy

III) enhance collaboration and data exchange among Eastern Mediterranean countries

IV) define a common basis for data formats and data quality

Conference Objective

dareclimed conference logoThe main objective of this conference is to disseminate the outcome of the studies conducted within the DARECLIMED project. It targets the regional and international scientific community in the fields of climatology, energy and water, at potential users of the data repository in the regional scientific and administrative community, at EU and regional decision-makers in academic, economic and political circles, and at the general public. The presentations as well as the major results of the conference will be published in a conference proceedings volume


Conference Topics:

  • The need for environmental data from the Eastern Mediterranean & the Middle East
  • Water resources in the region
  • Major scientific challenges related to meteorological observations and climate change in the region
  • Information on the energy sector
  • National data repositories & relevant initiatives in the region
  • Legal, institutional and technical requirements for a common repository
  • Data harmonisation and data quality

Location: Orthodox Academy of Crete,


Abstract submission until 30 June 2013


Registration & hotel accommodation requests until 30 June, 2013



Local Organising committee: M. Kanakidou, N. Mihalopoulos, E. Cadd, S. Kerkezian, M. Manoura

Programme Committee: M.A. Lange, P. Alpert, H.N. Dalfes, J. Lelieveld, N. Mihalopoulos, Y. Rudich, M. Samawi, C. Zerefos

Contact persons:

Ms. Eroulla Cadd, The Cyprus Institute

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Ms. Marina Manoura, University of Crete

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