10 Jul '11, 1pm

Reaching Past Borders to Protect the Mediterranean

Graduate students from Israel and the Palestinian Authority , as well as Lebanon , Greece, Malta , Tunisia, Italy, and the United Kingdom, were among the participants in a two-week-long regional marine research project that took place in June off the coast of Italy. Organized by the Israel-based conservation group EcoOcean , the trip sought both to create bridges between the region's next generation of scientists and to research some of the threats to the Mediterranean , which is bordered by 21 different countries with wildly varying environmental laws and level of enforcement. 'Environmental Impacts Know No Boundaries' "Scientific cooperation between nations is imperative to successfully research, monitor, and manage the Mediterranean Sea, which has been invaluable in shaping the economic, technological, and cultural development of the nations surrounding it," said EcoOce...

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