Sustainable Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea countriesExternal

Building capacities and developing skills in the marine and maritime sectors

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
Start Date: July 10, 2017
End Date: July 19, 2017
Venue: Adriatico Guest House, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Website: Sustainable Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries webpage
Contact: Giorgia Rivoira
E-mail: bluegrowth [at]

Application/registration deadline: May 1, 2017
Registration website:

OGS, the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, in collaboration with other partner-institutions is organizing an advanced training school in Trieste for researchers, scientists and managers from the Mediterranean and Black sea Countries. OGS intends to support the creation of stable and attractive career pathways and highly skilled talents that will be needed to support expanding marine and maritime sectors. The focus of the training school is on strengthening professional skills and enhancing competencies in fields related to the blue economy.

The School will be addressed to scientists, researchers, post-doctoral fellows and Ph.D. students dealing with aspects related to oceanography (physics, chemistry and biology), marine biology, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, environmental engineering, ecological modelling, climate study, coastal zone management and other related fields. Project managers, economists and policy-makers are also eligible to participate. However, applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability particularly to assimilate new concepts related to Blue Growth particularly aspects related to economic growth, environmental protection and societal challenges. A high level scientific committee will follow a well defined selection criteria and only motivated and qualified candidates will be selected.
Only 2 candidates per each eligible country will be selected and granted fellowships. Additional candidates supported by their institutions might be considered if they ensure supporting their own costs. Highly qualified professors will be invited to lecturing and tutoring during the School.