Organisation’s Name: CIESM (ICSEM) – International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea
Role: The Commission integrates a broad spectrum of marine disciplines, encompassing geo-physical, chemical and biological processes, along with high-resolution mapping of the sea-bottom. Today, changes are occuring at a fast, unprecedented pace in the Mediterranean Sea. CIESM tracks and analyses these changes at the scale of the whole Basin, from the impact of global warming on sea-level and water masses to changes in marine biodiversity; from morphological changes in coastlines to the accumulation of trace metals in marine food chains. The Oceanography Center is representing Cyprus in CIESM and has been elected a member of the Advisory Committee of CIESM for the period 2007-2010. Scientists of the Center are active member of CIESM scientific committee on Physics and Climatic Changes.