The Scientific School “Coastal Space Planning for the Development of Sustainable Aquaculture” organized by the IMC Foundation, in collaboration with IAS and ISMAR CNR, will take place at the Torregrande – Oristano from 14-18 september 2020, is aimed at students, graduates, doctoral students, researchers, technicians and officials of the public administration.
The educational objectives of the school concern scientific aspects relating to Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning in the context of integrated maritime policy, Blue Growth and other European policies. In particular, it will be oriented to the definition of the best tools to ensure, through coordinated space planning and the increase in the potential of the sites, the development and sustainable growth of aquaculture.
The PISCAS Scientific School is aimed at highly specialized training of researchers variously involved in research in the field of territorial data analysis, environmental and predictive modeling, integration of complex data to support integrated coastal zone management and spatial planning.
The Scientific School also aims to provide knowledge of processes and tools applied for maritime territorial planning and implementation of directives on marine strategy to regional public administration staff, also through the presentation of examples of applications in Italian regions and in the Mediterranean concerning both fish farms than the production of bivalve molluscs.
The contents of the Scientific School can conceptually be divided into three parts:
1) The Maritime Spatial Planning (PSM) process in its various phases as a process by which the different authorities of the Member State analyze and organize human activities in marine areas in order to achieve ecological, economic and social objectives.
2) Tools for Maritime Spatial Planning and data management used in several recent European projects in the Adriatic Sea and other areas of the Mediterranean.
3) Applications of models on an agricultural scale in the zoning of aquaculture for the selection of assigned areas and for the evaluation of aquaculture-environment interactions.
The Scientific School will offer students a well-balanced course between theory and practice lessons and will encourage the exchange of experiences between experts and school participants.
To participate in the Scientific School, registration fees are not required. However, all participants must participate in the whole event, both frontal lessons and informal activities, being the residential school.
Event aimed at public administrations, companies, businesses, students, citizens with the direct involvement of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Service of the Department of Agriculture and Agro-Pastoral Reform of the Sardinia Region.
In addition to the teachers included in the scientific school’s training program, national and international experts from the aquaculture sector, in particular shellfish farming, and the officials of the Fisheries Service who will present the regional policies for aquaculture will be involved in the open discussion.
Below is the link for school details and the registration form.
The application form must be completed, attaching a CV and a copy of the identity document before 31/07/2020.
Participants will receive a notification of acceptance by 14/08/2020.
Selected participants must confirm their presence by providing a copy of the travel ticket or a receipt from the hotel.