Sustainable development and Blue Growth in the Mediterranean Sea
Measuring sustainability in the Mediterranean area. Talents circulation and development of skills for Blue carriers.
Integrated and Resilient Coastal and Sea Spatial Planning (IRCSSP)
Issues and Approaches to Assess Resources and Impacts. Strategies for land-sea interaction and uses. Inputs for Spatial Integrated Development.
Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency for Blue Growth
Renewable Energy Sources for Blue Growth. Low emissions ship propulsion engine technologies – Power plants and waste heat recovery for improved efficiency and alternative fuels and high efficiency power plants. Review of State-of-Art Tools for the Modelling and Observation of Ocean Waves. Smart Grids for Blue Growth.
Coastal and environmental modelling and hydrodynamics
Principles of hydrodynamics in coastal basins. Oil spill processes and modelling in coastal regions. Observations on and modelling tools for the nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport. Modern challenges in the management of coastal aquifers under uncertainty. The contribution of physical models and field monitoring for the sea environmental safeguard and coastal management and constructions. Operational support to management of marine critical situations and emergency response.
Port sector and Blue Growth
Maritime Trade, Ports and Port Impacts: a general overview. Developing sustainable port infrastructure and activities. Port Models and Port Governance: The "Port Reform Toolkit" and the "Blue Growth Management Challenge". Building up and improving Port-City and Port-Local Stakeholders relationships.
Sustainable use of natural resources
The economy and the environment: an introduction. Incorporating the environment into the analysis of economic growth. The concept of green growth. Some crucial issues in sustainable development. Indicators of sustainable development. The optimal use of natural resources. The species extinction problem. Natural resource scarcity and strategies for its reduction. Critical aspects on the waterfront: the case of Porto Vecchio in the context of Upper Adriatic blue economic geography.