Posted on January 10, 2019 15:32
MELTEMI is an Interreg V-B Balkan-Mediterranean European 2014-2020 project that promotes the cooperation between four countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus in a joint effort against marine litter. MELTEMI’s approach is based on the creation of transnational networks among Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus, where marine litter on the coastal zone will be assessed, with the aim to review world’s best practices and tools and adapt them to countries’ needs.
The overall objective of the MELTEMI project is along with the assessment of marine litter in beaches and the sea in the four cooperating countries, to enhance the legal framework and the capacity of public authorities, stakeholders and the society at large on mitigating marine litter pollution. Along with the assessment of marine litter in beaches and sea, the project foresees an active engagement of the society and the key-players; will be achieved by informing, ‘educating’ training and networking them on a science and policy assessment framework of marine litter.
The Cyprus Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, which is one of the eight MELTEMI partners, has put forward an open tender procedure for the award of a service contract in order to fulfill the requirements of the project. The tender was awarded by the DFMR, to AP Marine Environmental Consultancy Ltd.