The MedECC working group 2 “Ecosystems and ecosystem services” workshop was held from 17 to 19 July 2017 in Marseille, France at the headquarters of Plan Bleu.

MedECC WG2 “ECOSYSTEMS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES” COORDINATORS
• Virginie Baldy (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France)
• Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat (Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon)

MedECC COORDINATORS
• Wolfgang Cramer (CNRS, IMBE, Labex OT-Med, France)
• Joel Guiot (CNRS, CEREGE, Labex OT-Med, France)
• Antoine Lafitte (Plan Bleu)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
• Aurélie Damman (Plan Bleu, France)
• Céline Dubreuil (Plan Bleu, France)
• Sandra Dulbecco (Plan Bleu, France)
• Katarzyna Marini (Labex OT-Med, Aix-Marseille University, France)

PARTICIPANTS
Mohamed Alifriqui, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
Filippos, Aravanopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Virginie Baldy, Aix-Marseille University, IMBE, Marseille, France
Mario Balzan, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, Paola, Malta
Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Cristina Branquinho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Valérie Coudrain, IMBE, Aix-Marseille University, Labex OT-Med, Aix-en-Provence, France
Wolfgang Cramer, IMBE, CNRS, Labex OT-Med, Aix-en-Provence, France
Enrique Doblas Miranda, Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Barcelona, Spain
Céline Dubreuil, Plan Bleu, Marseille, France
Thierry Gauquelin, IMBE, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France
Samir Grimes, National High School for Marine Sciences and Coastal Management, Algiers, Algeria
Joel Guiot, CEREGE, CNRS, Labex OT-Med, Aix-en-Provence, France
Cary Hendrickson, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
Antoine Lafitte, Plan Bleu, Marseille, France
Manfred Lange, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
François Lefèvre, French National Institute for Agriculture Research, Avignon, France
Piero Lionello, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Maria Cristina Mangano, University of Palermo, Italy
Katarzyna Marini, Labex OT-Med, Aix-en-Provence, France
Marco Milazzo, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Alejandra Morán-Ordóñez, Forest Science Centre of Catalonia, Solsona, Spain
Slavica Petović, Institute of Marine Biology, Kotor, Montenegro
Yolanda Pueyo, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (CSIC), Zaragosa, Spain
Dimitrios Sarris, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Bertrand Schatz, Centre of Functional and Evolutive Ecology, Montpellier, France
Haykel Sellami, Centre for Water Research and Technology, Borj, Tunisia
Ioannis Vogiatzakis, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

AGENDA

Monday 17 July 2017
09:30-09:45 Welcome from the local organizers (Plan Bleu). Antoine Lafitte
09:45-10:15 Introduction to the MedECC initiative. Joel Guiot
10:15-10:35 Workshop objectives and agenda. Virginie Baldy
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 The Mediterranean Basin ecosystems and ecosystem services in the IPCC AR5 report. Magda Bou Dagher
11:30-12:00 Tour de table. Moderator : Katarzyna Marini
12:00-12:30 Natural and socio-economic drivers of climate and environmental change. Wolfgang Cramer
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 What are the real drivers, the effects and risks of climate and environmental change on every day’s people life: their wellbeing and the impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Leading discussion: Virginie Baldy (plenary)
15:00-16:00 Details about the drivers and risks of climate change identified. Magda Bou Dagher, Virginie Baldy (2 working groups: on drivers and on risks)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:00 Brainstorming about the report outline (2-3 parallel post-it sessions)
18:00-18:30 Presentation of the post-it walls in plenary in order to elaborate a tentative outline for ecosystem and ecosystem services chapter. Magda Bou Dagher, Virginie Baldy (plenary)
20:00 Dinner

Tuesday 18 July 2017
9:00-10:00 Post-it session: pin post-it with ideas addressing the WG2 (knowledge gaps, models, data availability, methodologies boosting, cooperation through laboratories networks and reinforcement of capacities, capacity building). Virginie Baldy, Magda Bou Dagher (small groups)
10:00-10:20 Coffee break
10:20 -11:30 Structure the post-it’s into a subsection outline and assign lead authors (plenary)
11:30-12:30 Presentation of results (plenary)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Governance (North-South cooperation, fragmentation of the region, global objectives (SDGs), regional and local crisis…) Virginie Baldy, Magda Bou Dagher (small groups)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Structure the post-it’s into a subsection outline and assign lead authors (plenary)
16:30-18:00 Specify outline, consider maladaptation, get some structure, add keywords, ask who offers for what subsection (plenary)
20:00 Dinner

Wednesday 19 July 2017
9:00-10:00 Moderators merge outlines Virginie Baldy, Magda Bou Dagher
10:00-10:30 Presentation of the new outline of our chapter with keywords and authors (plenary)
10:30-11:00 Presentation of the Mendeley desktop (reference manager). Katarzyna Marini
11:00-12:00 General discussion, feedback, next steps and next meeting. Moderator: Joel Guiot
12:00 End of the workshop