The BlueMed Hackathon “Ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean Sea” is open for candidature! 

The Hackathon is dedicated to 18-30 years old Master and PhD candidates or graduates in STEM disciplines, designer/creatives and marine science young professionals with no restriction on geographical origin. This team challenge will contribute to identify and propose solutions to plastic pollution and promote sustainable blue growth in the Mediterranean. 

Deep Blue Story #15 | Khalihena Groune is a Mauritanian young researcher who took part to the three-month online Deep Blue Training collaborating with the Centre of Sciences of Materials of the Mohamed V  University – Rabat (Morocco) in order to develop a project that could boost sharing knowledge, methodologies and data in marine chemical sciences.

The Union for the Mediterranean launches the Online Workshop on blue jobs and cross-cutting skills for young professionals and graduates of the Med Countries - 14-15 April 2021. The importance of the marine and maritime industries will continue to grow in the Mediterranean region: the “Blue Economy” sector is an engine of human and economic development for the entire region.

Deep Blue Story #14 | Minja Marijanski is a young Serbian researcher who took part to the Advanced Master course in Sustainable Blue Growth coordinated by the University of Trieste and the Italian Research Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics – OGS. She run a three-month online traineeship in collaboration with the University of Wien (Austria) working on the project “Tyres as a source of micro-plastics in the Marine environment”.

Deep Blue Story #13 | Khadija Ouinfi is a Tunisian a post-doctoral researcher from the University of Tunis - El Manar specialized in marine biology, biodiversity and climate change.

Deep Blue Story #12 | Asmaa Chbel is a Moroccan PhD student from the Hassan II University of Casablanca Faculty Of Sciences. She took part to the three-month online traineeship with a project at the University of Santiago de Campostela - Laboratorio de Sistemática Molecular, CIBUS based in Spain. 

Deep Blue Story #11 | Nezha Mejjad is a Moroccan post-doctoral researcher in the field of geosciences and specialized on blue growth current challenges. She joined the Italian Institute of Marine Sciences – CNR Ismar (Italy) for a three-month online traieeship based on a project work based on interdisciplinary research and sought to understand the economic, social, environmental, and legal implications of potential commercial deep-sea mining activities.

Deep Blue Story #10 | Jihene Nouairi is a young Tunisian researcher of the University of Sfax interested in geosciences and marine natural mineral resources. “Seabed mining” is in fact one of the fundamental sectors of the Blue Growth Strategy of the European Commission, the long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. But what is it? An active hydrothermal vent chimney spewing out hydrothermal fluids.  The quantity of minerals occupying the ocean floor is potentially large.

Deep Blue Storie #9 | Nikola Holodkov is an Italian-Serbian young professional who took part to the online traineeship within the framework of the Deep Blue Project. He applied for the mobility programme but he had to turn his project into an online activity in order to overcome the restriction of the pandemic outbreak in March 2020. He started a three-month collaboration with the Industrial Engineering department of the University of la Laguna, Spain.

We are accepting applications for the 2021 edition of the Summer School of Sustainable Blue Economy. 

The Summer School is jointly organised by the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS and the EMUNI University and will take place in June with an hybrid format: in person in Trieste and Piran and online.