Half-day Seminar in conjunction with the WERMED Project

Half-Day Seminar

“Applying new technologies for safety, surveillance and enforcement at sea – A challenge for Malta and the Mediterranean ”

Date: 26 January 2006 (9.00 a.m. – 1.00p.m.)

Venue: Westin Dragonara Hotel - St. Julians

  09.00hrs Official Opening
  Panel: Dr. Aldo Drago (Director, IOI-Malta Operational Centre, University of Malta )
    Dr. Marc Bonello ( Chairman , Malta Maritime Authority)
    Prof. Antonio Speranza (Chairman CINFAI, Chef de File of WERMED project)
    Dr. Alessandro Delitala (Director of WERMED Project)
  Inaugural Speeches: Hon. Minister Censu Galea (Maltese Minister for Competitiveness and
    Prof. Roberto Benzi (Chief Counselor of Dr. Ing. Lucio Stanca, Italian
    Minister of Technological Innovation)
  Opening Address Prof Antonio Speranza (Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica dell'
    Atmosfera e delle Idrosfere)
    Presentation of the WERMED project
    Plenary Session I
    Chair: Dr. Aldo Drago (Director IOI-Malta Operational Centre
  Keynotes invited Ms. Karin Refsnes
  foreign speakers (Maritime Task Force at the EU Directorate General of Fisheries)
    Towards a European Maritime Policy
    Dr. Augusto Bordoni (Banca delle Marche )
    Financial opportunities for extending EU inter-regional Programmes to the
    southern flank of the Mediterranean
    Mr. Roger Bewig (US Office of Ocean Naval Research)
    Maritime Domain Awareness
  11.00 – 11.30hrs Break for Coffee
    Plenary Session II
    Chair: Dr. Alessandro Delitala (Director of WERMED Project
  Presentations by Dr. Aldo Drago (Director IOI-MOC and MedGOOS Executive Secretary
  other foreign and Operational oceanography at the service of maritime activities
  local speakers  
    Ing. Fabio Croccolo (Managing Authority of P.I.C. MEDOCC)
    EU interregional programmes and EU policy on maritime transportation
    Mr. Brian Cranmer ( Malta Maritime Authority)
    Maritime Security: current situation and Users needs
    Dr. Andrea Molocchi (RAM – Rete Autostrade Mediterranee)
    The role of Rete Autostrade Mediterranee and the Promotion of Environmental
    Protection in the Mediterranean Sea
    Capt. Andrew Mallia (Armed Forces of Malta )
    Application of Technology to Maritime Search and Rescue
  13.00hrs Closure