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

Session 16

 

Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Date: 12 March 2009


Agenda

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1. Introduction and general policy discussion

  • Information by UNESCO on the implementation of the Additional Programme of target/projected extrabudgetary activities
  • Launching of Large Scale projects approved for funding under the FUST  Phase III
  • Modalities for the identification of new cooperation opportunities under the FUST Phase III.

2. Financial Situation of the General Fund 513BEL9090 and general overview of ongoing activities (including submission of draft final reports and progress reports)

3.  FUST website: Update with new projects / Final reports of Fase II projects

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

5. 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 Julian Barbiere, IOC/ICAM
  • Mr Ehrlich Desa, IOC/CB
  • Mr. Alberto Tejada-Guibert, UNESCO Intergovernmental  Hydrological Programme
  • Mr. Thomas Schaaf, Ecological  Sciences and Biodiversity Section
  • Mr Mambele Mankoto, Biosphere Networks and Capacity-Building Section, Natural Science Sector
  • Mr. Moussa-Elkadum, Administrative Officer, Natural Sciences Sector
  • Ms. Rosanna Karam, Senior extra budgetary Administrative assistant, Natural Sciences Sector
  • Ms. Ernestine Ngond’ji, Administrative assistant, Natural Sciences Sector
  • Ms. Elie Soraya, Bureau of the Budget

Working Documents

Project Progress/Final Reports (as on 2 March 2009)

projects with a green background are ongoing
projects with an orange background are terminating by FUST-XVI
projects with a red background were not implemented
projects without a background color: no information available on status

Projects that were administratively closed since FUST-XV:

  1. 513INT2000 (SUMAMAD) final narrative report
  2. 513INT2004 (SUMAMAD/FET water synergies) final report
  3. 513RLA2001 (Integrated service platforms) final report
  4. 513RLA2002 (Stakeholder meetings towards CMA) [see previous session]
SC Division
Project Code/ responsible
Project Title/description
Duration/ budget
Project Document
ECO
Large scale projects
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 - 28/2/09

 

USD 587,290

to be closed

Final or progress report

 

513DRC2000

Mankoto

Biodiversity training component for the Congo

01/20/08 - 31/10/2010

US$ 165,000

ongoing

progress report NOT AVAILABLE

Small scale activities (SSA)

513GLO2013

T. Schaaf

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

submitted by MAB

4/2008-31/03/09

US$ 22,786

ongoing

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)

7/2008-10/08/2009

US$ 25,080

ongoing

progress report

ANNEX

513RUS2000

Hernandez

Field Data Campaign Altai Mountains

7/08-10/08

US$ 16,170

to be closed

Final report

Expedition report

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

01/01-01/03/09

 

USD 850,000

513RAB2003

R. Al-Weshah

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

11/06-31/12/09

USD 950,000

ongoing

progress report

513RAB2001

R. Al-Weshah

Secondment of Prof. Willy Bauwens to IHP

06/02-31/12/08

USD 60,500

to be closed

Final report

513SAF2000

A. Makarigakis

FETWATER Phase II

6/06-31/12/10

USD 1,041,700

ongoing

progress report

 

513RLA2000

M. Donoso

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

7/06-30/07/09

USD 715,000

ongoing

Progress report

 

513RAB2004

R. Al-Weshah

Support to the Ecohydrology Component

4/08-31/03/09

US$ 66,000

ongoing

progress report

513RAF2011

A. Makarigakis

Guidelines for community groundwater supply

6/08- 30/04/09

US$ 44,000

ongoing

progress report NOT RECEIVED

513SAF2040

A. Makarigakis

Capacity building and networking for management

01/02/01 - 01/02/08

US$ 207,900

to be closed

Final report

513SUD2000

A. Tejada

Water Resources Assessment Darfur

04/09/08 - 03/03/10

US$ 121,000

Ongoing

progress report NOT RECEIVED

Small scale activities (SSA)

513EGY2000

R. Al-Weshah

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

2007-31/12/2009

US$ 15,059

ongoing

progress report

IOC
Large scale projects
513GLO2002

P. Pissierssens

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

1/04-28/02/09

 

USD 382,800

to be closed

Final report

513RAF2003

P. Pissierssens

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

 

7/04-31/03/09

 

USD 2,530,000

to be closed

Final report

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

to be closed

Final report

report (3.5 MB PDF)

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

6/06-30/06/10

USD 350,000

ongoing

progress report not received

 

 

 

513RLA2004

J. Barbiere

 

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

 

2008-31/12/2010

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)

3/07-30/05/09

 

USD 33,000

ongoing

progress report

 

513RAF2009

M.Odido/ T. Aarup

 

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

 

- 01/12/2008

US$ 33,000

to be closed

Final 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

11/07-31/12/08

US$ 16,500 (revised by FUST SC)

to be closed??

Final or progress report

workplan

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

- 30/06/2009

US$ 11,000

 

ongoing

progress report

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-31/12/08

US$ 33,000

to be closed

Final report

513RLA2003

P. Pissierssens

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

April 2008- 02/12/08

US$ 16,500

to be closed

Final report

513GLO2014

E. Desa

Meeting of the JCOMM Cross-cutting team for CB

Paris

01/10/08- 01/02/09

US$ 16,500

To be closed

Final report NOT RECEIVED


513RAS2002

P. Pissierssens

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

03/09-06/10

US$ 24,200

to start March 2009

513RLA2005

Felix-Martinez/ Barbiere

Information system in support of the action plan FOR MARINE CONSERVATION IN THE SOUTHEAST
PACIFIC

04/09/08 - 03/03/09

US$ 13,530

To be closed

Final report

513RAF2012

P. Bernal

Capacity building to implement UNCLOS 26/09/08-31/12/08

NOT IMPLEMENTED

To be closed and funds returned to General Fund

Large scale projects: new projects (approved by FUST-15)

The below projects will be started when funds have been received by UNESCO and budget codes have been created.

ECO

T. Schaaf

 

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

2009-2013

US$ 1,480,050

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

P. Pissierssens

 

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

 

P. Pissierssens

 

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

 

Caribbean Marine Atlas

2009-2010

US$ 308,000

Small Scale project proposals (SSA) (submitted to FUST-15) but for which budget code has not yet been created

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
HYD

none submitted

IOC

?

P. Bernal

50th Anniversary IOC

?

US$ 50,000

proposal not available

Small Scale project proposals (SSA) (submitted to FUST-16)

ECO

?

T. Schaaf

Testing of Drylands Kit and Studies at Bou Hedma Biosphere Reserve, Tunisia

17 months starting 1/4/09

US$ 24,805

proposal
HYD

 

IOC

?

A. Mateos

IX session of the IOC Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (Paris, France, 30 March-3 April 2009).

March-April 09

US$ 19,800

proposal