Summer School 2022: the Copernicus Marine Services as a supporting tool to foster Sustainable Blue Economy

Postgraduate students and researchers working in fields related to sustainable blue economy and interested in the use of copernicus marine data and services. Citizens of the Euro-Mediterranean region and the CEI (Central European Initiative) member states are encouraged to apply here.

This Summer School is organised by the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS.

Dates: 2-8 July 2022 

Location: Trieste (Italy)

Application closes: 18 March 2022 at 2 p.m. (Italian time)

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • have completed undergraduate programme, obtained at least 180 ECTS (or equivalent);
  • are eligible to study at the postgraduate level or are postgraduate students or researchers;
  • have knowledge of English (level B2 or higher);
  • have demonstrated an interest in the Euro-Mediterranean region and the theme of blue economy.

Students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds can be admitted. 

In the selection of participants, we seek to ensure their geographic diversity, gender balance and young researchers participation.

Themes and training approach

This year the Summer School will be mainly focused on Copernicus Marine Services as a tool to foster Sustainable Blue Economy.

The future of humanity depends on Ocean’s health and on our ability to monitor it. To make good decisions, the process from data to decision is fundamental, and Copernicus is one of the tools which can be used.  

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is one of the six pillar services of the EU Copernicus programme. The CMEMS provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical and biogeochemical ocean and sea-ice state for the global ocean and the European regional seas. It involves analysis, forecast, reprocessing and reanalysis. 

In the Summer School we offer lessons about sustainable blue economy, data management and decision making, focusing on themes relevant for the entire region, i.e. the EU countries as well as non EU-countries, including climate change, seabed, fisheries and maritime spatial planning. This year, the Summer School will focus in particular on the themes related to Copernicus Marine Services and its applications, and specifically: data acquisition and processes; models development; decision making based on data and models. 

For an understanding of how the Copernicus Marine Service supports all the sectors of the Sustainable Blue Economy, see this infographic

Fees and costs

25 participants will be selected to participate in the summer school in Trieste. No registration fees are requested. All expenses including training materials, field trip, travel and accommodation costs are covered. Visa and health insurance and related costs are covered by the selected participant. Further info


2-3 July: Networking event with our Master's students

4-8 July:  full time face-to-face lectures, field visit, hands-on session and working-groups.

Information source:
OGS Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
see link below
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 18, 2022
Further Information: External Link