An online course on the blue economy, maritimisation and the ocean – While the blue economy offers development opportunities, it also entails responsibilities for coastal states, particularly in Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Senghor University in Alexandria, Egypt, has launched a new edition of its massive open online course (CLOM-MOOC) on the blue economy, maritimisation and the ocean, following the 2021 edition.
The course is designed for people from Central Africa, North Africa and the Indian Ocean, with priority given to students, private operators and government and local authority officials. Participants must have a minimum level of education equivalent to BAC+2 and a good knowledge of French, the course language.
The course is offered in collaboration with the Université internationale de la mer and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. It covers a number of specific aspects of this economy, including governance of the blue economy, fisheries resources, fishing and aquaculture, maritime transport, port and maritime security, sustainable development of tourist coastlines and the ecological conditions and consequences of climate change.
The blue economy has become a concept opening up socio-economic opportunities that should be seized by the African continent and the Indian Ocean. However, for these regions, it implies major environmental, social and societal responsibilities.
The ten-week course starts on 2 October. Registrations are open until 20 October.
An online course on the blue economy, maritimisation and the ocean