AZTI and EEAcademy Summer School “Blue Growth: can marine environment support growth maintaining good ocean health?”


In line with the European Environment Agency’s commitment to sharing knowledge and experience and in support to marine assessment activities in the Mediterranean region, the summer school Blue Growth: Can marine environment maintain growth maintaining good ocean health?" is co-organised with AZTI, in the framework of the EEAcademy and will be held on 5-7 June 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain.

The topic addressed by the summer school is Blue Growth and how to reconcile this growth with the maintaining of the environmental status, under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The attendees will acquire new knowledge on recent trends in marine research, in relation to the management and governance of our oceans and the blue growth initiatives. An overview of the problems associated to blue growth, and its relationship with ocean and coastal livelihoods, management and governance will be given.

As an outcome of this course, the professors participating in the course will prepare an open access position paper on this topic, to be submitted to a broad scope scientific journal as a cross-cutting review.

This position paper will have an impact on another key audience, marine policy makers and managers. In addition to such impact, it is expected that students participating in this summer school will implement the knowledge gained through this summer school in their professional careers.

The deadline for applications is 28 May 2018

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Date of Article: 
Friday, April 13, 2018