Summer School 2017



Dates: 4-8 September 2017

Venue: Reitoria da Universidade da Madeira, Funchal Portugal  



This edition of the summer school course will provide the participants a solid overall understanding of basic and applied aspects of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). This course will follow a holistic approach to MSP, addressing stakeholders’ involvement, maritime sector’s needs, marine environment conservation, national / international legal aspects and finally, applicable data management. Academics and professionals, with practical knowledge, experiences, and applicable methods as related tools, will give the course.

The scientific and technical courses will be organized around specific modules focusing on:

• Marine Spatial Planning: basics, practicalities, legal aspects

• Different stakeholders: Energy & Transport, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Tourism & leisure, Biodiversity Conservation

• Marine protected areas, Integrated Coastal Management.

Besides lectures by renowned experts actively involved in different aspects of maritime economy, there will be a field trip and practical challenges. The course will provide a forum for exchange of know-how and good practices between experts and participants.


Target Audience: 

Early-stage researchers and professionals (Masters and above) interested in Blue Growth, Bio-Economy, Coastal Tourism, Sustainable Aquaculture, Marine Conservation, the application of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and related European Directives.


Practical Information


Venue: All sessions will be held at the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, 9020-105 Funchal, Portugal.

Registration: Registration will remain open until the 7th of July 2017

Registration fees: The fees include tuition, materials, coffee/tea, lunches, transfers, technical visits and a social dinner.

•          Early registration (Until 23th of June): 150€

•          Standard registration (From 24th of June to 7th of July): 250€

Registration fees may be paid by bank transfer  


Scholarships and eligibility :

Scholarships for attendants from European ORs and OCTs are offered by the EcoAqua ERA Chair project and will cover course fees and travel costs.

•          Eligibility: To be considered for the Scholarships the applicant must:

- Be an attendant from European Overseas Regions, countries or territories.

- Scholarships registration deadline for reception of application will remain open until the 15th of June 2017.

- Submit a resumed CV (three page maximum) together with a letter of interest and a letter of reference and send the documents to



Lectures will be given during morning sessions and the afternoon sessions will focus on practical aspects. This intensive professional course is taught in English.


Accomodation: Rooms are available at the Funchal youth hostel, 3 and 4 stars hotels in the city center. The detailed information regarding accommodation procedures, fees and detailed options is indicated in each hotel with linked website as below. Then, please book the required number of nights through your registration to ensure reservation.


Hotels                                Telephone (00351)

Youth hostel

Pousada da Juventude          291 743685/291

                                          741540/291 741 381

                                          Mobile: (00351) 967 452 037

3 stars Hotels

Hotel Madeira                      291 230 071

Hotel Windsor                      291 233 081/291 233 082

Hotel Orquidea                     291200 120


4 stars Hotels

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel    291 200 100

Madeira bright star                291 200 550


Space is limited to a maximum of 25 attendees. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register here today!!




Coordination: EcoAqua


Please contact the Organisational Secretariat for further details:

Dr Gercende Courtois de Vicose (


Dr Andrej Abramic (

EcoAqua Coordinator:

 Prof Ricardo Haroun (