Local Working group

The following partners are involved in the study of Malta:

The following local stakeholders have declared their interest in participating in the local study of Malta in the frame of the Soclimpact project:

Ministry for Sustainable   Development, the Environment and Climate Change Margaret Cassar/Grech Angelo
Environment and Climate Change Directorate David Muscat
Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change Division of MSDEC Ruth Debrincat Tabone


Statistics centres

National Statistics office of Malta Ronald Tanti
NSO Tourism Matthew Zarafa


Research and academic community

University of Malta Alan Deidun

Aldo Drago

Alfred Vella

Institute for Tourism, Travel & Culture Dr. Marie Avellino
Institute of earth systems Dr. Charles Galdies
Institute for Sustainable energy Dr. Ing. Charles Yousif
Institute for European studies (climate change) Dr Stefano Moncada
MCST – Malta Council for Science and Technology Elena Sultana
 MCAST – Malta College of Arts Science and Technology Dr Eman Calleja


Tourism Sector

MTA-Malta Tourism Authority Fsadni, Kevin & Micallef, Carlo
MTA-Malta Tourism Authority Tania Sultana
Ministry of Tourism Karen Demicoli

Moira Pisani

Valetta Cruise Port Mark Cauchi Garzia
Ports and Yachting Directorate David Bugeja, Chief Officer
 Dive Med Manuel Borg, Director


Maritime Transport Sector

Malta Marittima Franco Schembri

Jason Bongaillas, Lisa Camilleri (Secretary)

Transport Malta
MCAST Oscar Borg


Aquaculture Sector

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Benjamin Zerafa

Benedetto Zangrilli

P2M – Pisciculture Marine De Malte (Sea bream) Robert Aquilina
MFF- Malta Fish Farming (Tuna) Giovanni Ellul
MFF- Malta Fish Farming (Tuna) Angus Sherman
Fish & Fish Limited Joseph Caruana
MareBlu (Tuna) Davide Cappitta
A.J.D. Tuna Ltd Charles Azzopardi
Federation of Maltese Aquaculture Producers John Refalo
Malta Aquaculture Research Centre (MARC) Dr Robert Vassallo Agius, Director,


Marine Energy Sector

Energy and Water Agency Sandro Lauri Chief Strategy Officer
Nature Trust
Miema Mariangela Luceri , Jes Xuereb
University of Malta (MRRA renewable energy) Dr Ing. Tonio Sant
Short description

Short description

The Maltese islands have a rich and long history going back to 5900 BC. Malta went through a golden Neolithic period which can been seen by the mysterious temples on the island. In later times, the Phoenicians, Cathaginians and Romans all left traces on...

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Blue economy sectors

Blue economy sectors

Tourism is one of the most important sectors for the Maltese economy contributing to approximately 15 % of the GDP. Tourists are visiting Malta for the island’s rich history and culture as well as aquatic activities. Lately, medical tourism has...

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