The MedECC Steering Committee and Coordinating Lead Authors meeting was held from 11 to 13 December 2019 in Marseille (France). 27 participants from 11 countries were present. The main objective of the meeting was to progress towards the finalization of the 1st Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1), which is going to be published in the 1st semester of 2020. The Summary for Policy-Makers (SPM) of the report will also the prepared. The 2nd draft of the report is ready and it underwent the external scientific review, which ended at the beginning of December 2019.
On the 1st afternoon of the meeting (11 December 2019), the Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs) of each chapter presented the results of the external review. These presentations were followed by the discussion on the external review and the finalisation of the MedECC report. Most of the 2nd day (12 December 2019) was devoted to the work on the key messages and the draft Summary for Policy-Makers (SPM). The future of MedECC after the publication of MAR1 has also been discussed.
During this meeting the meeting of the MedECC Steering Committee was also held.