The Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS partecipated in this initiative promoting the engagement of youth in the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the Adriatic Ionian Initiative (AII) regions in the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030  for Sustainable Development. 

Ministers from the 42 Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) countries have agreed to intensify their efforts towards a sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean. Doing so, they want to promote the recovery of the region’s economies from the COVID-19 crisis, and address the environmental and climate challenges.

The BlueSkills project, led by the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS and labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean, was the protagonist of an important event within the European Science Open Forum in Trieste - ESOF2020. The seminar "Blue skills to feed jobs in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Region" attracted 161 on-line views in real time on the Livebit platform.

Deep Blue Stories #6 | Alice Affatati tackled a fascinating topic: underwater noise pollution. Her Deep Blue mobility brought her to the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) of the UPC, in Barcelona.

Deep Blue Stories #5 | Nouh Izem’s project for the Deep Blue Mobility was an ambitious one: “to offer a good representation of hydrological and hydraulic processes through numerical modeling in order to better manage land use and provide beneficiaries and decision makers with scientific tools based on robust and precise numerical methods”.

On Monday 7 December will be launched the Training-of-Trainers of the Deep Blue project: 

"Effective management and sustainable development of fisheries resources and aquaculture"

The training will be held online, from 7 to 10 December, and will host 55 participants from all over the Mediterranean Region

Deep Blue Stories #4 | Doaa Hussein participated in the Deep Blue Mobility Program to accomplish a clear goal: the application of life cycle assessment methodology for sustainable production of marine fisheries in Gaza Strip-Palestine, in order to preserve quality of life adhering to sustainability principles.

Deep Blue Stories #3 | Sergio Rejado travelled all the way to Athens to join the Mediterranean Information Office for the Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) in very important tasks.

Deep Blue Stories #2 | Cherif El Khalil is one of the six candidates that participated in the Deep Blue Project in 2020. 29 years old, Moroccan, he had the opportunity to spend 6 months in the Slovenian National Institute of Biology and study the coastal water quality of the Slovenian coast, using remote sensing data to monitor pollution.

Deep Blue Stories #1 | Piero Fontolan participated in the Deep Blue mobility project this year, travelling to the Grecian isle of Lipsi to take part in an evaluation of the Katsadian bay. The main goal was to “evaluate how much less stress an ecosystem such as Katsadia would suffer thanks to the installation of ecological fixed moorings” to prevent an excessive number of boats affecting its ecological value.