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

Session 15

 

Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Date: 26 September 2008


Agenda

I. Introduction and general policy discussion

- Renewal of the UNESCO/Flanders Funds-in-Trust for the support of UNESCO’s activities in the Field of Science (FUST Phase III), for the period 2009-2013.

II. Financial Situation of the General Fund 513BEL9090 and general overview of ongoing activities

III. Discussion of new proposals to be submitted for financial support within the new UNESCO/Flanders Trust Fund FUST Phase III

IV. Other Business


Participants

1- Representatives of Flanders
  • Dr Rudy L. Herman, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, Ministry of Flanders

2- Representatives of UNESCO

Sector for External Relations and Cooperation

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

Natural Sciences Sector

  • Mr. Peter Pissierssens, Head, IOC Project Office for IODE, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
  • Mr. Alberto Tejada-Guibert, UNESCO Intergovernmental  Hydrological Programme
  • Ms. Annukka Lipponen, UNESCO Intergovernmental  Hydrological Programme
  • Mr. Thomas Schaaf, Ecological  Sciences and Biodiversity Section
  • Ms. Rosanna Karam, Senior extra budgetary Administrative assistant, Natural Sciences Sector
  • Ms. Ernestine Ngond'ji, Administrative assistant, Natural Sciences Sector

Working Documents

Project Progress/Final Reports (as on 10 September 2008)

projects with a green background are ongoing
projects with an orange background are terminating in 2008
projects with a grey background are closed administratively and will be removed from the list after the 15th Session.
projects without a background color: no information available on status

SC Division
Project Code/ responsible
Project Title/description
Duration/ budget
Project Document
ECO
Large scale projects

513INT2000

T. Schaaf

Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD)

 

5/04 - 8/08

USD 800,000

513INT2001

 

T. Schaaf

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)

05/06 - 10/08

request extension 2/09

USD 587,290

ongoing

 

Small scale activities (SSA)

513INT2003

T. Schaaf

 

SUMAMAD-2 Planning workshop in Dana Biosphere reserve (Jordan), June 2008

Note:Revised approved amount 27,500 US$ (including support costs). The project proposal has to be rewritten by the project officer in order to duly reflect the increased total budget and the related supplementary activities (ceremony event with the University of Gent). The reviewed project document will be submitted by e-mail to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS, before the creation of the related budget code.

3/08-8/08

CLOSED 15/9/08

US$ 27,500

progress report

513GLO2013

T. Schaaf

"International Interdisciplinary Course: Children's Rights in a Globalized World: From - Principles to Practice"

submitted by MAB

4/2008-3/09

US$ 22,786

ongoing

progress report

513INT2004

T. Schaaf

"SUMAMAD and FETWater Synergies” (Related to: SUMAMAD Project (513/INT/2000))

2/2008-8/2008

US$ 16,500

to close

progress report

513INT2005

T. Schaaf

"Climate Change Studies at Omayed Biosphere Reserve; Aquacrop Training;  and Outreach Activities” (attached to SUMAMAD Project, code 513/INT/2000; and Outreach Project, code 513/INT/2001)

7/2008-8/2009

US$ 25,080

ongoing

progress report

513RUS2000

Hernandez

Field Data Campaign Altai Mountains

7/08-10/08

US$ 16,170

ongoing or to close?
HYD
Large scale projects

513RAB2041

R. Al-Weshah

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

01/01-9/08

request extension 1/09

USD 850,000

ongoing

 

513RAB2003

R. Al-Weshah

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

11/06-12/09

USD 950,000

ongoing

513RAB2001

R. Al-Weshah

Secondment of Prof. Willy Bauwens to IHP

06/02-6/08

USD 60,500

to close

513SAF2000

A. Makarigakis

FETWATER Phase II

6/06-31/12/10

USD 1,041,700

ongoing

 

513RLA2000

M. Donoso

Support to implement water centre for arid and semiarid zones in LAC

7/06-7/09

USD 715,000

ongoing

 

513RAB2004

R. Al-Weshah

Support to the Ecohydrology Component

4/08-3/09

US$ 66,000

ongoing

513RAF2011

A. Makarigakis

Guidelines for community groundwater supply

6/08- 4/09

US$ 44,000

ongoing
Small scale activities (SSA)

513EGY2000

R. Al-Weshah

Secondment of Dr Ann Van Griensven to the FRIEND/NILE Project 2007-2009

2007-12/2009

US$ 15,059

ongoing

IOC
Large scale projects
513GLO2002

P. Pissierssens

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

1/04-02/09

extension approved to 02/09

USD 382,800

513RAF2003

P. Pissierssens

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

 

7/04-10/08

request extension 12/08

USD 2,530,000

513RAF2005

E. Desa / A. Suzyumov

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

1/01-31/12/08

USD 285,000

ongoing

report not available

513RAF2008

P. Bernal/
J. Ahanhanzo

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

6/06-6/10

USD 350,000

ongoing

report not available

 

 

 

513RLA2004

J. Barbiere

 

Southeast Pacific Data and Information Network in support to Integrated Coastal Area Management (SPINCAM)”

 

2008-2010

US$ 770,000

ongoing

progress report

Small scale activities (SSA)

513RAF2007

P. Pissierssens

 

 

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)

3/07-10/08

extension approved to 12/08

USD 33,000

ongoing

no report available

 

513RAF2009

M.Odido/ T. Aarup

 

Maintenance/levelling assistance for OdinAfrica installed sea level gauges (complementary to ODINAFRICA-III)

 

12/2008

US$ 33,000

ongoing

progress report

513RAS2001

V. Tilot de Grissac

Biodiversity and distribution of mega faunal assemblages in the abyssal nodule province of the eastern equatorial Pacific: management of the impacts of deep seabed mining

Note: The project proposal has to be extensively rewritten by the project officer in order to duly reflect the increased total budget and the related supplementary activities (edition, publications and distribution). The reviewed project document will be submitted by e-mail to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS, before the creation of the related budget code

11/07-12/08

US$ 16,500 (revised by FUST SC)

ongoing

no report available

513glo2011

J. Barbiere

Coping with Multihazards and Risk in Coastal Areas: A contribution to the IOC/UNESCO experts group on Mainstreaming Awareness and Mitigation of Marine – related Hazards and Risk in Integrated Coastal Area Management”.

IOC/UNESCO Expert Group on Mainstreaming Awareness and Mitigation of Marine-Related Hazards and Risks in Integrated Coastal Area Management

12/2008

US$ 11,000

 

ongoing

Code created 21/02/08

513GLO2012

J. Barbiere

4th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands: Advancing Ecosystem Management and Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management by 2010 in the Context of Climate Change (Hanoi, Vietnam, 7-11 April 2008).

February-12/08

US$ 33,000

ongoing

no report available

513RLA2003

P. Pissierssens

Data Mining and Assimilation Workshop for the Caribbean Marine Atlas pilot project, Caribbean Islands region, April 2008

April 2008

US$ 16,500

to close

513RLA2001

J. Barbiere

Integrated Service Platforms

7/06-1/08

US$ 16,500

to close

513RLA2002

P.Pissierssens

Stakeholder meeting towards the development of a Caribbean Marine Atlas

9/07 - 8/08

US$ 22,000

to close

Large scale projects: new proposals (submitted to FUST-15)

ECO

T. Schaaf

APPROVED

SUMAMAD-2: Sustainable Management if Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) - Phase 2

2009-2013

US$ 1,480,050

HYD
no proposals submitted (proposals will be prepared for FUST-XVI)
IOC

P. Pissierssens

APPROVED

OceanTeacher Academy (Training Academy for the IODE Ocean Data and Information Networks)

note: ProDoc needed some editing - new version being prepared

2009-2012

US$ 1,540,000

project proposal

letters of interest

P. Pissierssens

APPROVED

Integrated Data and Information Products and Services for the Management of Oceans and Coastal Zones in Africa (ODINAFRICA-IV)

2009-2012

US$ 3,545,080

P. Pissierssens

APPROVED

Caribbean Marine Atlas

2009-2010

US$ 308,000

project proposal

Small Scale project proposals (SSA) (submitted to FUST-15)

ECO

?

T. Schaaf

Climate Change Studies at Omayed Biosphere Reserve; Aquacrop Training; and Outreach Activities (attached to SUMAMAD Project, code 513/INT/2000; and Outreach Project, code 513/INT/2001)

12 months

US$ 25,080

proposal

T. Schaaf / Mankoto

APPROVED BY MAIL

Support to the training component for the ‘Congo-2010-Belgium’ project (2008-2009)

10/08-3/10

US$ 165,000

proposal
HYD

Tejada

APPROVED BY MAIL

Water Resources Assessment, Development and Management in the Conflict Affected Region of Darfur, Western Sudan

18 months

US$ 121,000

proposal

 

IOC

513RLA2005

J. Barbiere

code created 1/10/08:

 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTION
PLAN FOR MARINE CONSERVATION IN THE SOUTHEAST
PACIFIC

6 months

US$ 13,530

proposal


P. Pissierssens

APPROVED

 

Pilot Project for a Regional Network of Pacific Island Marine Libraries (ODIN-PIMRIS)

note: ProDoc needed minor editing - new version prepared and available for download

15 months

US$ 24,200

proposal

513GLO2014

E. Desa

APPROVED BY MAIL

Meeting of the JCOMM Cross-cutting Team for Capacity Building

1 month

US$ 16,500

proposal

 

A. Mateos

APPROVED

Capacity-building to implement the provisions of UNCLOS on the delineation of the Continental Shelf

late 2009/early 2009

US$ 19,800

proposal