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Shared Awareness and De-Confliction in the Mediterranean

Shared Awareness and De-confliction in the Mediterranean (SHADE MED) is a forum where representatives from nations and organizations interested in or impacted by the migratory phenomenon in the Mediterranean basin can meet to deconflict and coordinate their Maritime Security Operations (MSO) by sharing situational awareness, assessment of the evolution of trends and best practices.

SHADE MED’s primary aim is to provide a mechanism aimed at de-conflicting and where possible coordinating military and civilian resources, military & civilian operations and industry practices to achieve the maximum efficiency and effectiveness in managing MSO related to the migratory phenomenon in the Mediterranean.

The first SHADE MED event was hosted by ENFM in Rome on the 26 of November 2015 while the Italian Navy will host the second SHADE MED Meeting (1-2016), which will take place at the Italian Fleet Command (CINCNAV) Headquarters in Rome, on the 12th – 13th of May 2016.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather representatives of nations and organizations involved in addressing irregular migration across the Mediterranean Sea, in order to discuss new options for how to move forward in order to de-conflict and coordinate efforts. Thematic Working Groups are foreseen alongside Plenary Sessions

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