Final Meeting of the IDEM project in Rome on the morning of March 14, 2019 at the Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection - Invitation



Two IDEM workshops M3.1 “Gaps and needs for the implementation of the MSFD in the Mediterranean deep sea” & M4.1 “Guidelines for the definition of deep-sea protected areas” will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, 5-7 February 2019. Workshops agenda

Venue: The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv. 

The Symposium – “Gaps and needs for the implementation of the MSFD in the Mediterranean deep sea” – is open to the public on Wednesday 6 February (hours 09.30 - 16.30). 
Invitation English - Invitation Hebrew - Symposium agenda


“The Valletta Declaration: a step forward”



Valletta declaration

The Valletta Declaration is available (link).
The present Declaration has been signed by the list of the scientists reported at the end of the document, in the name of their projects or institutions. 
The list remains open for future adhesions. 
Please, contact us ( to) to sign it.



Dissemination event

Marseille, France, 23-24 October 2018: “Communication from the European project IDEM (Implementation of the MSFD to the Deep Mediterranean Sea) to scientists, stakeholders and MSFD authorities.”

The project partners will present the IDEM project. Then, authorities and scientific pilots (one per descriptor) of the MSFD in France are invited to present the French organization, as well as the latest reports, as well as the expectations and needs (at national and / or regional level) for a deep Mediterranean domain integration in the assessments.



Press release French Dissemination Event




The IDEM WebGIS is a web-based portal for interactive visualization of the spatial data collected in the Project and organized in a common spatial infrastructure. The portal combines Geographic Information Science (GIS) principles and tools to harmonize a relatively large and multi-dimensional datasets. The tool combines intelligent web maps with graphs, charts, tables, and text to unlock, make accessible and re-usable the data in a coordinated manner. 

All available data from previous and ongoing projects, initiatives and European infrastructures related to the MSFD descriptors for the deep sea (where deep sea is intended below the 200 m water depth) were collected and integrated in a Geodatabase accessible through the IDEM WebGIS. We also integrated data coming from IDEM partners, following the established project data policy and the data management workflow. 

WebGIS Contact details: Federica Foglini –

Valentina Grande – 

Giorgio Castellan –



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Workshop “First assessment of the deep Mediterranean environmental status” , Malta, 5 - 7 September 2018. Agenda. Leaflet

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IDEM will be presented at these two initiatives:

-1st Joint Stakeholders' workshop of the MED projects QUITEMED, INDICIT, MEDCIS, IDEM on February 21st, Athens (by skype)

-Working Group on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (WGVME) 26 Feb-28 Feb, Rome