following Deontological Code defines the principles and the norms
that all MEDACES contributors are called to observe and fulfil:
is an international scientific service related to research and
management for the conservation of cetaceans in the Mediterranean
Sea. With the support of ACCOBAMS, the Database will cover the
whole Agreement area.
Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA)
of the Mediterranean Action Plan, UNEP, will act as depository
and trustee of the database. The RAC/SPA might delegate its
management to a public institution of a Mediterranean country.
accordance to the MOU between ACCOBAMS and RAC/SPA, ACCOBAMS
scientific Committee and RAC/SPA will establish a working group
to filter and validate the information submitted.
information will be submitted to the database annually by individual
authors or, preferably, through the different SPA National Focal
Points of the UNEP’s Mediterranean Action Plan and National
Co-ordinators for ACCOBAMS.
author will have the right to free use of the information submitted
by him after submission to the database.
other than authors will not make use of the data registered
to MEDACES for scientific publications, unless permission is
given in written by them and MEDACES managers. In order to safeguard
the property of the data MEDACES will record the authors of
report will be periodically published with the information provided
to MEDACES, being the researchers or institutions contributing
to the database co-authors of such reports.
public, through an Internet web site, will have access to data
deposited by researchers of the different states.
database will be in French and English, and the submissions
should be in these languages.
Download as pdf )