Course on “Science-Policy-Society interactions in ecosystem-based marine resources management and planning”

Are you interested in Science-Policy-Society interactions and ecosystem-based management and planning of marine resources in the Mediterranean?

Would you like to learn from current practices around the world and improve your professional capacities?

If yes, we have a course ready for you!!

 

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) and the BlueMed Coordination and Support Action (Research and innovation for blue jobs and growth in the Mediterranean Area) in collaboration with IOC-UNESCO and MSP Global Initiative, are jointly organising a course on “Science-Policy-Society interactions in ecosystem-based marine resources management and planning” from 1 to 4 March 2021 in Venice, Italy.

Though changes may take place depending on the Covid-19 situation, the course will be preceded by a 2-hour mandatory introductory webinar in 17 September 2020 will be confirmed to successful applicants. 

As part of the collaboration between several institutions working in the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) and the BlueMed Coordination and Support Action (Research and innovation for blue jobs and growth in the Mediterranean Area) initiatives, in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the MSPglobal Initiative will host a short training course to take place in March 2021 at CNR-ISMAR headquarters in Venice (Italy).

The Training will be preceded by a 2-hour mandatory introductory webinar on the 17 September 2020 (09:30 am CEST). The 4-day course targets mid-career marine scientists and professionals that seek to streamline marine conservation and marine science into planning and management of marine spaces and marine resources through the use of participatory mechanisms engaging with stakeholders, resource managers, conservationists and policy makers. The training is co-organised by the Marine Institute (Croatia), the National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR, Italy), the European Topic Centre of the University of Malaga (Spain) and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (France).

Participation is free, with potential funding for travel and accommodation of selected applicants. The number of participants is limited to 30 and will be selected by an evaluation panel seeking a balanced representation of Mediterranean countries.

Due to the practical and ‘hands-on’ nature of this event, applicants must be fluent in English to facilitate good discussion and interaction among participants and the lecturers. Interested scientists and professionals are encouraged to apply through this link. The call for participants to apply will be open until 15 September 2020, and selected applicants will be informed before.

Do you want to know more?

You can contact Andrea Barbanti, andrea.barbanti@remove-this.ismar.cnr.it / bluemed@remove-this.cnr.it or Caterina Fortuna, fortuna.cm@remove-this.gmail.com for more details.

Venice course agenda will be soon confirmed.

Looking forward to hearing from you.