The themes of Summer Training sessions are mostly related to the 5 priorities of blue economy as relevant for the entire region, i.e. the EU countries as well as non-EU-countries. Themes will include, but are not limited to:
- Blue economy in the EU (governance and finance)
- Healthy oceans
- Ecosystem services
- Sustainable seafood
- Coastal engineering and Building with Nature
- Marine spatial planning
- Maritime transport
- Deep sea exploration and mining
- Social innovation
The BlueS&T will close the mismatch between knowledge academic sciences and the job requirements for Blue economy's staff by combining ex-cathedra lectures
on specific scientific subject with hands-on practicals,
and on-site visits
Thanks to the collaboration with the marine research institutes in Zeeland, The Netherlands, you will be submerged in the worlds of offshore sustainable seafood, Building with Nature and learn the concept of social innovation through a practical workshop.
Students enjoy ex-cathedra lectures (about 50%) where leading academics devote their full attention. A mix is provided of (inter-)national lectures from amongst others Ghent University, VLIZ, KU Leuven, VUB, HZ University of Applied Sciences, NIOZ, Wageningen University and Research, and various international partners of the EPIBOOST consortium like University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the 3i University Network
like University of Lille and Kent.