The Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM)

Commission internationale pour l'exploration scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée (CIESM)
Comisión Internacional para la Exploración Cientifica del Mar Mediterraneo

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1910-03-30 Monaco


30 Mar 1910, Monaco, when present name was adopted, following recommendations, 27 Jul 1908, Geneva (Switzerland), of 9th International Geographical Congress for a proposed Commission de la Méditerranée. Having been delayed by World War I, the Constitutive Congress was held in Nov 1919, Madrid (Spain). Activities, again suspended during 1939-1949 by World War II, recommenced Sep 1949. Revised Statutes adopted Oct 1995; Dec 2009. Original title: International Commission for Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea.


Guide and coordinate development of research programmes on marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea.


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GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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