Science-Policy-Society interactions in ecosystem-based marine resources management and planning BlueMed CSA and Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) organize a course in Venice, 1-4 March 2021

As part of the collaboration between several institutions working in the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) and the BlueMed CSA will host a short course on “Science-Policy-Society interactions in ecosystem-based marine resources management and planning” from 1 to 4 March 2021 in Venice, Italy.

This four-day course targets mid-career marine scientists and professionals that seek to streamline marine conservation and marine science into planning and management of marine spaces and marine resources through the use of participatory mechanisms engaging with stakeholders, resource managers, conservationists and policy makers.

The Training brings together an international team: Dr Christopher Cvitanovic, Dr Andrea Barbanti, Dr Peter Mackelworth and Dr Dania Abdul Malak will convene the training; in addition, Dr Caterina Fortuna, Dr Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, and Dr Elena Gissi, among others, will lead lectures and practicals and facilitate discussions. In addition, a team of outstanding speakers will animate the second day of the course, by presenting case studies characterised by different geographic scales and socio-economic contexts.

Though changes may take place depending on the Covid-19 situation, the course will be hosted at CNR-ISMAR headquarters and bring international experts to exchange and share the best available science, expertise and practices with you.

The MBPC-BlueMed course will be preceded by a mandatory preparatory webinar to be held September 17, 2020 (more details below).

Participation is free, with potential funding for travel and accommodation of selected applicants. The number of participants is limited to 30 and will be selected by an evaluation panel seeking a balanced representation of Mediterranean countries.

Interested scientists and professionals are encouraged to apply by 31st July 2020 through the following link:

Results of the selection will be available by 17st August 2020.

The course is one of the Promotional Actions identified in the BlueMed Preliminary Implementation Plan, under “PRIORITY 6 – Effective Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean”.

The training is co-organised by the Marine Institute (Croatia), the National Research Council, Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR, Italy), and the European Topic Centre of the University of Malaga (Spain). The Training will be hosted at CNR-ISMAR headquarter (Arsenale, Tesa 104 – Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venice, Italy).

Preparatory Webinar: 17 September 2020 (9.30 – 12.15 CET)

“Science-Policy-Society interactions in ecosystem-based marine resources management and planning” – Short training course.

Registration (open to all interested people): (deadline Sept. 15).

More information on the course programme: