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[Met-jobs] Sustainable Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries

From "Salon, Stefano" <>
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:43:30 +0200

Sustainable Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries

Building capacities and developing skills in the marine and maritime

OGS is proud to announce that the Advanced Training School in Sustainable
Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries in its forth edition,
will take place next July 10-19 at the Adriatico Guest House, ICTP (the
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics).

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 economical growth, social implication and
environmental conservation.

Tackling climate change, understanding ecosystem function, managing
sustainability: all of these require a much more tangible initiatives and
strategies. Hence, the EU Blue Growth initiative represents a long-term
strategy to support growth in the maritime sector as a whole by harnessing
the untapped potential of Europe’s oceans, seas and coasts for jobs
creation and economic growth. Establishing appropriate training and
mobility opportunities to train new generation of scientists, technicians
and operators, in the marine and maritime sectors, equipped with
appropriate skills to bridge the gap between scientific research and
sustainable development and support the creation of career opportunities in
the blue economy represents an important part of this strategy.

In this context, OGS, 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.

Specific objectives

- to increase the professional skills and the quality of research in the
field of marine sciences, climate related aspects, environmental protection
and integrated management of coastal areas;
- to increase the educational offer to extend the current economic
development and growth, with particular focus on activities and aspects
related to the sea;
- to identify actions, partnerships and financing instruments that can
help scale up activities that ultimately result in sharing research
outcomes and disseminating scientific knowledge.

Target beneficiaries

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. In
order to give the opportunity to others to participate, former trainees are
not eligible to take part again in the event.

Target countries

Eligible participants are coming from the Mediterranean and Black Sea
countries (Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia,
Malta, Mauritania, Moldavia, Morocco, Montenegro, Lebanon, Libya,
Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and


No registration fees are required.

Deadline for applications

Applications must be sent before Monday May 1, 2017 at 17:00. Applications
deadline EXCLUSIVELY for the OGS STAFF may be postponed to Friday May 12 at

Please, follow this link for further details:

Research Promotion and International Cooperation Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS

Stefano Salon
OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Div. of Oceanography - ECHO Group
Via Beirut 2-4
34151 Trieste - Italy
Tel. +39-040-2140633
Fax  +39-040-2140266

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