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 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.Following the success of the sixth Shared Awareness and De-confliction in the Mediterranean Sea (SHADE MED) forum, held in Rome on 19-20 June 2018, EUNAVFOR MED Op. SOPHIA is setting the seventh SHADE MED forum in the premises of “Francesco Baracca Airbase”.
Challenges to Successful Cooperation in the Mediterranean
The SHADE MED forum brings together representatives from nations and organizations with an interest in illicit activities and maritime security in the Central Mediterranean. The purpose is to meet and share situational awareness and assess the evolution, trends and best practices in the region.