MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
MED-TRACKING COMMUNITY CHART
A joint community from Mediterranean and Black Sea countries
Background and goals
Under the initiative of the Mediterranean Network of Technical Universities / Grandes Ecoles -RMEI -and thanks to the financial support of Invest In Med/ ANIMA, a market survey of the tracking of goods in the Mediterranean has been run during the year 2009. The results which were obtained from interviews of end-users and administrative / political authorities have been highlighted in Marseille on November 26.
From this first initiative, it clearly appears the need of launching a community which will take in charge the next steps of this ambitious objective of the safe and secure transportation of containers.
The global aim of the community is to re-establish the Mediterranean in its maritime transport vocation in the context of globalised economic competition and to benefit from innovative satellite systems while ensuring proper coordination and the development of a system suitable for the Euro – Mediterranean zone.
The Mediterranean and the Black Sea are facing common challenges and the tracing and tracking of goods is a global problem. Thanks to the general agreement which has been signed between the Black Sea University Network and RMEI, it is decided to associate Black Sea partners to the Mediterranean ones
The “Med-Tracking community” is an open consortium which include universities, political authorities, administrative authorities and the global chain of end-users as concerned by the tracking of containers in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea. All the members agree to promote Med-Tracking in the Mediterranean so that the Mediterranean, the cradle of the western civilisation, become a worldwide reference for the safety and security of maritime transport in order to face up to the challenges of the third millennium and to contribute to the implementation of a valid policy for sustainable development.
The members of the Med-Tracking community agree to share common objectives and projects and feedbacks related to feature, cost and application of the Med-Tracking system. They will exchange non- confidential information and eventually confidential ones after signatures of a confidential agreement between the concerned members.
The members will join their efforts so to promote the Med-Tracking projects and to obtain financial supports. This will first concern the Med-Tracking prototype with test and standard and the Med-Tracking industrial device, including silicon devices.
The members can be involved in and contribute to Med-Tracking projects as stakeholders for projects submitted to the Union for the Mediterranean and to European Union programs. They will participate to the implementation of prototype and to its validation. They will consider the needs for training of peoples who will use the Med-Tracking system.
The signing of this agreement does not imply any financial commitments for the institutions.
For each project and action, the members involved in will sign a partnership agreement which will take into account the intellectual property, the patent rights and the financial aspects.
After the launching assembly in Marseille, the admission of new members must be agreed by all the consortium members.
The agreement may be terminated by an institution with a formal mail addressed to the President of RMEI. No applications shall be considered after this notice. However the institution will continue to fulfil its obligation until the completion of a signed project.
A temporary structure has been defined during the launching meeting in Marseille, on November 26, 2009. The Mayor of Civitavecchia is the Spokesperson of this Community and the President of RMEI is the coordinator. The final structure will be defined before March 1st, 2010.
The Med-Tracking community is created up to the development of the Med-Tracking system(s) i.e. at least up to 2015.
In case of a dispute, the consortium will do its best to find an internal solution. If a consensus is not possible, the problem will be submitted to a tribunal competent regarding the nationalities of the concerned parties.
Marseille, 2009 November 26
- RMEI (Méditerranée)
- Università di Napoli Federico II (Italie)
- Università di Roma la Sapienza (Italie)
- Istanbul Technical University (Turquie)
- ISEN (France)
- Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)
- ENSA Marrakech (Maroc)
- Galileo Morocco Group (Maroc)
- Sindaco di Civitavecchia / Municipality (Italie)
- University of Thessaloniki Aristotles (Grèce)
- Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypte)
- Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne (France)
- MGI (France)
- Douanes du Maroc (Maroc)
- EMI (Maroc)
- CEMUR/ Université du Havre (France)
- Global Sales Asso (France / Suisse)
- Ministère de l'Equipement (France)
- High Tech Expert (France)
- KPI / BSUN (Ukraine)
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