UNESCO/Flanders Funds-In-Trust for the Support of UNESCO's Activities in the Field of Science

Session 12

 

Venue: IOC Project Office for IODE, Ostend, Belgium
Date: 11 December 2006


Agenda

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10:00-12:30

I. Introduction and general policy discussion

  • The perspective of Phase III of FUST
  • First reflection on the evaluation methodology of the FUST Phase II to be undertaken in 2007.

II. Report on the Phase I and II on-going projects

  • 513RAB2001: Secondment of Prof. Willy Bauwens
  • 513RAB2041: Capacity Building and Training on Environmental Planning and Management
  • 13RAB2042 Phase I: Support to flow regimes from International Experimental and Network data Nile Project FRIEND/NILE project
  • 513INT2000: Sustainable Management of Marginal, Drylands: SUMMAD
  • 13RAF2003: ODINAFRICA III
  • 13RAF2004: Development of an African Repository Electronic Publications
  • 13RAF2005: Geosphere-Biosphere Coupling Processes in the Ocean: the Training-through-Research approach towards Third World involvement)

Small-scale projects financed by the accrued interest of the Trust fund

  • Ocean Forum series on the Marine Environment (513GLO2005)
  • Eco-Hydrological and Socio-Economical Approach for the Restoration of the Lagoon Merja Zerga in Morocco (513MOR2000
  • Participation of SUMAMAD Project scientists in International Conference on Desertification and the International Policy Imperative, Algiers, December 2006 (513INT2000)

12:30-14:00: Lunch

14:00-

III. Five new large-scale projects (four water related projects and one outreach project)

  • 513RAB2003: Support to Flow regimes from International Experimental and Network data Nile Project FRIEND/NILE project Phase II:  (513RAB2042 Phase I/ USD 927,700)
  • 13RLA2000: Water Centre for Arid Semi Arid Regions of Latin America and Caribbean CAZALAC project Phase II: (513RLA2040 Phase I/USD 425,493)
  • 13SAF2000: FET-WATER project Phase II:  (513SAF2040 PHASE I/ USD 207,900)
  • FET-REMSENS: Remote Sensing Application in the framework of FETWATER SIMDAS and GOOS-AFRICA Programmes
  • 13INT2001: A series of the Outreach projects
    • 1.Pedagogical kits for Drylands and Highlands (PEDKITS)
    • 2. Participation of SUMAMAD Project Participants in international scientific conference “The Future of Drylands”
    • 3. (a) Internet Course on Rainwater Harvesting for Professionals (b) Internet Course on Water Resources for Primary School Teachers
    • 4. Water Education and Awareness for Egypt’s new Generation during year 2006
    • 5.International Interdisciplinary Course on Children’s Rights (IIC)
  • A series of Small scale approved projects
    • IOC: 513GLO2007: Mapping Applications and Integrated Information Systems for Coastal Area Management
    • IOC: 513RLA2001: SPINCAM - Integrated Service Platforms and Information Networks for Ocean and Coastal Area Management
    • IOC: 513GLO2008: Support to the UN regular process for global reporting and the assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects
    • IOC: Development of an “easy-to-install” deployment package of an electronic repository of marine science publications (e-repository in a box)

 


Participants

1- Representatives of Flanders
  • Dr Rudy L. Herman, Senior Researcher, Technology and Innovation Division, Ministry of Flanders
  • Karen Groffils, Assistant to the Director General, Ministry of Flanders,
  • Mr. Philippe Kridelka, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Belgium to UNESCO
  • Mr. Jos Aelvoet, Delegate of the Flemish Community in Paris
2- Representatives of UNESCO

Sector for External Relations and Cooperation

  • Mr. Akio Arata, Chief, Section for Bilateral Governmental Funding Sources

Natural Sciences Sector

  • Mr. Thomas Schaaf, Programme Specialist, World network of Biosphere Reserves Development and Regional Networks Support Section
  • Mr. Peter Pissierssens, IOC, IODE programme coordinator
  • Mr. Jose Alberto Tejada-Guibert, Deputy Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme.

 


Working Documents

Project Progress Reports (requested by 31 October 2006)

SC Division
Project Code
Project Title/description
Duration/ budget
Project Document
ECO

513INT2000

 

Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD)

 

 

2004-2007

USD 800,000

513INT2001

Outreach Activities – complementary to Projects:

  • Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD; code 513/INT/2000);
  • IHP projects CAZALAC (code 513/RLA/2040) and FRIEND/NILE (code 513/RAB/2042)

 

2006-2007

USD 465,630

Budget code to be identified

Small Scale Initiative

Participation of SUMAMAD project (513/INT/2000) scientists in international conference on Desertification and the International Policy Imperative (DIPI), Algiers, 17 to 19 December 2006

09/2006-02/2007

USD 15,000

Progress report Oct06

 

HYD
513RAB2042 Capacity Building and Networking of the Nile Countries: FRIEND (Flow Regime from International Experimental and Network Data) Nile Project

2001-2006

USD 929,700

Progress report Oct06

Final report Oct06

513RAB2041 UNESCO-Flanders Science Fund-In-Trust Project on Capacity Building and Training on Environmental Planning and Management in Palestine: Phase-II

2002-2006

USD 850,000

513RAB2003 Support to Flow regimes from International Experimental and Network data of the Nile Project (FRIEND/NILE) Phase II

2006-2009

USD 950,000

513RAB2001 Secondment of Prof. Willy Bauwens to IHP

2002-2007

USD 60,500

513SAF2000 FETWATER Phase II

???

USD 1,041,700

513MOR2000

Small Scale Initiative

 

Socio-economical and Eco-hydrological approach for the restoration of the Merja Zerga lagoon; Morocco

Oct-Nov 2006

USD 5748

IOC
513GLO2002

Integrated Expert and Training System for Oceanographic Data and Information Management ODIMeX

2004-2007

USD 382,800

513RAF2003

Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa - Third Phase (ODINAFRICA-III)

 

2004-2007

USD 2,530,000

513RAF2004

Development of an African repository for electronic publications (ODINPubAfrica)

 

2004-2006

USD 111,100

513RAF2005

Geosphere-Biosphere Coupling Processes in the Ocean - The Training-through-Research approach towards Third World involvement

2004-2007

USD 285,000

Progress Report Oct06

code to be established

Remote Sensing Application in the framework of FETWATER SIMDAS and
GOOS-AFRICA Programmes based on the UNESCO Crosscutting Project on Remote Sensing in Africa (FET-Water-RET-REMSENS

2006-2010

USD 350,000

513GLO2005

Small Scale Initiative

IOC Ocean Forum series on the marine environment, published by UNESCO Publishing.
Specifically, the 2005 manuscript proposed as Volume 7: “The Gulf Stream:  Past, present and future” (provisional title).

2005-2006

USD 10,000

513RLA2001

Small Scale Initiative

SPINCAM - Integrated Service Platforms and Information Networks for Ocean and Coastal Area Management -
Planning Workshop for the formulation of an IOC Regional Pilot Project in Latin America

Six months (September 2006 to February 2007)

 

US$ 16,500

513GLO2008

Small Scale Initiative

Support to the UN regular process for global reporting and the assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects - Organisation of the 1st Group of Expert Meeting for the Assessment of Assessment (AoA)

 

Three months

(December 2006 - February 2007)

US$ 16,500

513GLO2007

Small Scale Initiative

Integrated Services and Spatial Tools for Ocean and Coastal Area Management
(ISSTOCAM)

(approved at FUST-SC-11, May 2006)

2006-2007

USD 92.194

code to be created

Small Scale Initiative

 

Development of an “easy-to-install” deployment package of an electronic repository of marine science publications (e-repository in a box)

(approved at FUST-SC-11, May 2006)

(will start in 2007)

2006-2007

USD 33,000

project not started yet

 

 

 

     

  • New Small Scale proposals submitted to the FUST Steering Committee at its 12th Session
    • IOC proposals
    • HYD proposals
    • ECO proposals