EcoAqua 3rd Summer School

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General information


This edition of the summer school course will provide the participants a solid overall understanding of basic and applied aspects of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). This course will follow a holistic approach to MSP, addressing stakeholders’ involvement, maritime sector’s needs, marine environment conservation, national / international legal aspects and finally, applicable data management. Academics and professionals, with practical knowledge, experiences, and applicable methods as related tools, will give the course.

The scientific and technical courses will be organized around specific modules focusing on:

• Marine Spatial Planning: basics, practicalities, legal aspects

• Different stakeholders: Energy & Transport, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Tourism & leisure, Biodiversity Conservation

• Marine protected areas, Integrated Coastal Management.

Besides lectures by renowned experts actively involved in different aspects of maritime economy, there will be a field trip and practical challenges. The course will provide a forum for exchange of know-how and good practices between experts and participants.


Contact Person: Gercende Courtois de Vicose (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0421 - Marine and maritime law", "0731 - Marine spatial planning


Venue: Oceanic Observatory of Madeira
Funchal, Portugal


Open from
1 May 2017 to 7 Jul 2017



Rooms are available at the Funchal youth hostel, 3 and 4 stars hotels in the city center. The detailed information regarding accommodation procedures, fees and detailed options is indicated in each hotel with linked website as below. Then, please book the required number of nights through your registration to ensure reservation.


Early-stage researchers and professionals (Masters and above) interested in Blue Growth, Bio-Economy, Coastal Tourism, Sustainable Aquaculture, Marine Conservation, the application of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and related European Directives.

Grant Opportunities:

Scholarships for attendants from European ORs and OCTs are offered by the EcoAqua ERA Chair project and will cover course fees and travel costs.

•          Eligibility: To be considered for the Scholarships the applicant must:

- Be an attendant from European Overseas Regions, countries or territories.

- Scholarships registration deadline for reception of application will remain open until the 15th of June 2017.

- Submit a resumed CV (three page maximum) together with a letter of interest and a letter of reference and send the documents to


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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