Major Interregional Project on Research and Training with a view to Integrated Management of Coastal Systems (COMAR)

Projet majeur interrégional pour la recherche et la formation en vue de l'aménagement intégré des systèmes côtiers

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within the framework of B-XB3383 - UNESCO. Also referred to as UNESCO Major Interregional Project on Coastal Marine Systems. Terminated 1 Jan 1996.


Increase understanding of the characteristics, functioning and changes of ecosystems at the land-sea boundary; provide necessary follow-up for their integrated management; develop training and research programmes to increase the number of specialists in research and management of coastal ecosystems, such as river deltas, estuaries, sand beaches and coastal lagoons, which derive from hydrodynamic, chemical and sedimentary phenomena.


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Comprises pilot projects treating different aspects, with activities being carried out in 5 geographical regions: Africa - U-XK0731 - Regional Project for Research and Training on Coastal Ecosystems in Africa (COMARAF), operational since 1987; the Arab States; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean - U-XK0126 - Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity (CARICOMP) and U-XK0848 - Regional Project for Research and Training on Coastal Systems of Latin America and the Caribbean and their relations with the Continental Shelf (COSALC); Europe and North America, including sub-Arctic component: U-XK0849 - COMARNORTH.

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