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The Deep Blue project aims at developing skills, building capacities, and enhancing the geopolitical dialogue in the western mediterranean region through increased international scientific cooperation (science diplomacy). It focuses on the main concerns related to the sustainable blue growth in the marine environment, such as the development and sharing of tools for monitoring and assessing environmental impacts of specific maritime activities and the use of marine spatial planning through the ecosystem-based approach.

The #7 newsletter index has been published recently and is composed by the following news:

  • Let’s start again! Deep blue project activities have been relaunched after a stop due to the covid-19 pandemic situation
  • The state of the art: we added six months!
  • The crossborder online traineeship a new formula and a new challenge
  • Deep blue study visit: an online participation to the european science open forum (esof2020) in trieste
  • Forthcoming: the online training of trainers coordinate by the tunisian institute for fishery and aquaculture based in bizerte
  • New edition of the second level university master in sustainable blue growth: the call for new students is now open!

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Further info about the project on the website: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/deepblue

Interested in being part of the change for a better Mediterranean? Don't let go of this opportunity, apply for the 2021 edition of the Advanced Master in Sustainable Blue Growth! Join the 50+ students that successfully graduated and whose work is already shaping the future of the marine and maritime sector.

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. The Master is jointly organized by University of Trieste and Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Geophysics - OGS to support the creation of stable and attractive blue career pathways throughout strengthening professional skills and enhancing competencies in fields related to sustainable blue growth. Postgraduate candidates with no restriction to age and citizenship are invited to apply. Scholarships are available.

Take you chance to be part of this experience! There are 12 full tuitions available for our students! You can be eligible if you come from these Countries: Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia.

Registration: read carefully the instructions and apply here http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/advanced-master-sustainable-blue-growth

Application Deadline: 28 October 2020, 23.59 CET (Italian Time)

More information: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/advancedmaster/information

The 5+5 Dialogue Group of Senior Officials - GSO will soon gather in Nouakchott under the Mauritanian presidency.

During the 3th and 4th of December 2019, the University of Nouakchott Al Aasriya (Mauritania) wil host the 8th Group Senior Officials (GSO) Meeting of the 5+5 Dialogue for Research, Innovation and Higher education within the western Mediterranean region.
The delegates from Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia will discussed about the implementation steps of the current work plan approved in Roma in June 2019 for the biennium 2019-2021.

The opening ceremony will be introduced by the Mauritaniana Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information and communication technologies (MESRSTIC).

Representatives from the partners institutions (Arab Maghreb Union, Union for the Mediterranean and European Union) are invited to participate in the meeting.

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. The Master is jointly organized by University of Trieste and Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Geophysics - OGS to support the creation of stable and attractive blue career pathways throughout strengthening professional skills and enhancing competencies in fields related to sustainable blue growth.

The third edition of the Master in Sustainable Blue Growth will start in January 2020 and will be held in Trieste (Italy) in three sessions of 15 days each (March, June and September 2020).

Postgraduate candidates with no restriction to age and citizenship are invited to apply. Scholarships are available. Take you chance to be part of this experience!

 

Registration: read carefully the instructions and apply here http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/advanced-master-sustainable-blue-growth

Application Deadline: 14 October 2019, 14.00 CET (Italian Time)

More information: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/advancedmaster/information

The IV Ministerial Conference "5 + 5 Dialogue on Research, Innovation and Higher Education" at the Italian Minister for Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) took place in Rome on June 10, 2019 between the Ministers of the Western Mediterranean Forum (Dialogue 5 + 5): Algeria, France, Italy, Libya , Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia.

In the presence of the Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union, the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean and a delegation from the EU Commission, the Ministers agreed for strengthening collaboration, to promote sustainable economic growth, social inclusion and creating new opportunities for young people.

"The Mediterranean dimension is essential to Europe - said Minister Marco Bussetti, opening the proceedings -. Without a Mediterranean vocation, Europe does not exist: our destiny is at stake as Italians and Europeans ".

"The '10 dialogue' touched on various aspects of research and higher education - the Minister continued -. The main objective is the promotion of a responsible and sustainable economic growth that combines with social inclusion to generate widespread prosperity. Education and research are fundamental components of this process. International mobility, access to infrastructure, innovation, entrepreneurship and support for innovative start-ups are just some of the actions that the 5 + 5 Dialogue constantly promotes to support opportunities for our young people ".

At the end of the morning, the Ministers signed the Rome Declaration for Research, Innovation and Higher Education. The signing of the document concludes the two-year Italian presidency of the Forum. Since 2017, the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS has hosted, at its headquarters in Trieste, the Secretariat of the Dialogue and has represents Italy in the activities of the working groups. The upcoming leadership, for the next two years, passes to Mauritania.

For further details: MIUR Social (link)

On 25 – 26 June 2019, Blue Jay Communication will be organising the second edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF).

Recognising the Blue Economy as a major source of wealth and prosperity for the continent, ABEF 2019 will bring together government officials as well as high-level experts, investors, businesses, policy leaders, international organisations, civil society, public institutions and other opinion leaders to highlight and debate emerging and frontier sectors of the Blue Economy, as well as important social considerations, such as gender mainstreaming, food and water security, poverty alleviation, wealth retention and job creation. A focus on how to better defeat ocean pollution will emphasise the Blue Economy approach on sustainability and interconnectedness with other sectors.

For more information visit our website : www.abef2019.com, follow us on Twitter: @bluejaycom (#ABEF2019)

Blue economy is a key for sustainable development, jobs creation and investments in Mediterranean. The project "BlueSkills: Blue Jobs and Responsible Growth in the Mediterranean throughout Enhancing Skills and Developing Capacities" has received the Union for the Mediterranean label. This is promoted by a Mediterranean consortium led by the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics and aims at implementing a pan-Mediterranean initiative for developing new curricula and increasing employability in the marine sciences and maritime sectors.

The project core activities aim to promote the creation of skills, knowledge and research in the field of Blue Economy, leading to “blue” careers and scientific research. By supporting the Euro-Mediterranean community of stakeholders of the Blue Economy through Higher Education and Research, it will enhance the shared knowledge of the Mediterranean basin in marine and maritime sectors.

The Union for the Mediterranean endorses our regional project aiming to promote blue employment: Blue Jobs and Responsible Growth in the Mediterranean throughout Enhancing Skills and Developing Capacities.  The BlueSkills project promotes opportunities for “Blue” marine and maritime careers by developing skills, exchanging knowledge and valorising research for more sustainable Mediterranean Sea.
 Its aim is to develop new curricula and increase employability in the marine and maritime sectors.  By supporting the Euro-Mediterranean communities of the Blue Economy stakeholders through higher education, research and innovation, the project will enhance the shared knowledge of the Mediterranean Region.

Congratulations to all the partners and stakeholders!

Further information: https://ufmsecretariat.org/project/blueskills-blue-jobs/

Summer School: Sustainable Blue Economy in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
This Summer School is co-organised by the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS, Italy) and the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI, Slovenia).

Dates: 17-21 June 2019

Location: Trieste (Italy) and Piran (Slovenia)

Application closes: 9 April 2019 at 14.00 (Italian time)

Postgraduate students of any discipline, especially from the Euro-Mediterranean countries and Black sea countries, are invited to apply.

Apply here: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/summerschool/application-form-2019

For further infomation: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/summerschool/introduction

In collaboration with the University of Trieste, the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale, or OGS) has launched the second edition of the Advanced Master course in sustainable blue growth.
This programme started in January 2019 in Trieste and will be divided into three periods of 15 days each (March, July and October). Scientists, technicians and operators from the marine and maritime sectors from the Mediterranean basin and above gathered in Trieste for the first study session.

For more information: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/advancedmaster/introduction
 

On January 2019 we launched the the new two-years long project "DEEP BLUE: Developing Education and Employment Partnerships for a Sustainable Blue Growth in the Western Mediterranean Region" coordinated by the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, OGS (Italy) in partnership with the University of Sfax - Department of Life Sciences, US (Tunisia), the Polytechnic University of Madrid - Centre For Support For Technological Innovation, UPM CAIT (Spain) and the Higher Institute of Fishing Technologies and Aquaculture, ISPAB (Tunisia)

DEEP BLUE will promote collaboration between marine and maritime education, research, and training centres to strengthen relevant skills and increase capacity building for blue career development. It aims at developing skills and building capacities throughout enhancing geopolitical dialogue and international scientific cooperation (Science Diplomacy) in the Western Mediterranean Region.

The project integrates the activities set for the 2018-2020 of the Western Mediterranean Forum for Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Dialogue 5+5) endorsed by all member countries (Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia) within the framework of the Work Plan of the Tunis Declaration approved during the inter-ministerial conference held in March 2017. Partners from Italy, Spain and Tunisia with the support of the Italian private maritime company Fincantieri for shipbuilding and ship repair, will strive to develop education and training paths aiming at creating an advanced shared knowledge and common methodological ground on the key sectors of Blue Economy in the Mediterranean basin while fostering North-South and South-South cooperation among public and private stakeholders. 

The Kick-off meeting took place in Trieste on the 29th of February and the 1st of March 2019.
These two days were filled with precious discussions among partner institutions and local stakeholders.
This project is co-funded by the European Union’s European Maritime and Fishery Fund (EMFF) and managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Stay tuned!

Official webpage: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/deep-blue

Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/deep-blue-developing-education-and-employm...