The new edition of the WestMED Stakeholder Conference, organized under the Italian and Libyan Co-Presidency of the WestMED Initiative, will take place in Rome on 9 November 2021. The Conference, which will also be streamed online, will be structured around the notion of “Corridors to Sustainable Blue Development”.

The three sessions will focus on the main political developments on the Blue Economy in the region, including a discussion of project cooperation and funding, and will be organized as follows:

The Union for the Mediterranean is organizing a workshop on October 27, 28 and 29, 2021, titled ‘Increasing Awareness of Science Diplomacy in The Mediterranean’. The training, implemented by CREAF, a public research center dedicated to terrestrial ecology, land analysis and global change, will take place online, from 10:00 to 13:00 CEST.

The Platform for Mediterranean Research and Innovation, also known as Plumtri, is a platform for stakeholders in the Mediterranean region.

The platform, administered by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), provides users with the opportunity to connect and network with one another and gain access to relevant information on a multitude of R&I news, events, and funding opportunities.

The Union for the Mediterranean organizes the two-day training on October 21st and 22nd, 2021. The course “Linking academic research to industry” aims to re-examine the interaction between academia and industry, focusing on the importance of the alliances and networking between the industry and higher education institutions and research centres.

The Workshop is jointly organized in virtual mode by the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned & Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) and the Committee on Capacity Development of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) during 8-9 November 2021.

The Advanced Master in Sustainable Blue Growth is jointly organized by the University of Trieste and the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS.

The Master will start in January 2022 and will be held in Trieste (or online, depending on the COVID-19 situation) in three sessions of 15 days each: March, June and September 2022.

Today is the very last day of the Deep Blue project! It has been an intense 18-months period, with trainings, internships, mobilities, knowledge sharing and skills development.  The Deep Blue team would like to thank all the participants and to say goodbye to the community.

The Deep Blue project Online Final Event | "Capacity Building and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation for a sustainable Blue Growth"

The Deep Blue project partners and participants of the activities implemented during the development of the project, will gather virtually together on the web in May 25th 2021 from 14:00-16:00 on our platforms. You can join us and discover our videos, results and testimonies through the registration form.

We look forward to have you on board!

Summary

Deep Blue Story #21 | Soukeina Tadoumant is a young researcher from Morocco who joined the Deep Blue onlie traineeship in collaboration with the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences of Montpellier (ISEM) based at the University of Montpellier. She specifically developed her project work on the climate transfer functions intended for North Western Africa. About the impact of this experience on her careers she says:

Deep Blue Story #20 | Otman El Ouaty is a young researcher from Morocco who took part to the online traineeship programme of the Deep Blue project cooperating with the Institute of Geography and Planning of the University of Nantes (France). He specifically worked on the integrated approach to the Nador coastal lagoon management. About his experience he says: