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 objectives of the Deep Blue project are to:

  • Foster Euro-Mediterranean cooperation for a sustainable Blue Growth

  • Boost public and private synergies for new innovative ideas for sustainability

  • Share knowledge, methodologies and data in marine sciences

  • Promote brain circulation and mobility for blue jobs

  • Raise awareness on blue economy challenges

  • Increase the visibility of the scientific work in fields related to Blue Growth


The project is funded by the European Maritime and Fishery Fund (EMFF) and the European Agency for Small and Medium-sized enterprises (EASME) within the framework of the Sustainable Blue Economy Call 2017 which aims to accelerate the development of the blue economy in the Mediterranean through closer cooperation between public and private maritime stakeholders supporting skills, innovation, entrepreneurship as well as job diversification and local communities' empowerment.

The project is co-funded  by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)  of the European Union