Taking into consideration the current economic crisis and the evolving political, social and environmental conditions in the Mediterranean Region, there is a need to put together multidisciplinary actors from different countries, make ideal environment for constructive dialogue (science diplomacy) and create all conditions that include the role of people, economics and policies to attract investments while reconciling tensions and balancing priorities between economic growth, social implication and environmental conservation.
The Master in Sustainable Blue Growth is established to bring scientific excellence and technological innovation at the centre of a number of Blue Growth initiatives.
Within the framework of the Western Mediterranean Forum (Dialogue 5+5) and in support of the BLUMED initiative and the EU strategy for Blue Growth, the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), in collaboration with other partner-institutions i.e. Central European Initiative (CEI), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), The World Academy of Science (TWAS), Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), University of Trieste, etc., is organizing a Master in Sustainable Blue Growth for researchers, scientists and managers from the Mediterranean and Black sea Countries.
OGS intends to support the creation of stable and attractive blue career pathways and highly skilled talents that will be needed to support expanding marine and maritime sectors. The focus of the Master is on strengthening professional skills and enhancing competencies in fields related to sustainable blue growth with valorisation of needs of priorities of target countries.