The integrative conferences

As part of the WP4-Integrative approach, the ScolaMAR project will organize two international scientific conferences bringing multidisciplinary scientists and various socio-economic actors on a specific issue to focus on the inregrative dimension within the Integrated Coastal Zones Management (IZCM). Indeed, integration occurs in and between many different levels: among disciplines, among socio-economic sectors, between land and water elements of the coastal zone, among levels of government, and between nations.

These conferences will raise awareness across a broad public, from staff to students to the importance of integrating a large diversity of point of views, data and issues related to the Moroccan implementation of its ICZM policy. The first event will be organized in Kenitra in April 2018. The topic will be “Climate change and its implication to Smart ICZM and sustainable blue growth”. The second conference will be about “Coastal risks: risks for societies’ facing environmental changes versus risks for nature under human pressure”, in April 2019 in Rabat.


Conference on Climate Change

and its implication on Integrative Coastal Zone Management and sustainable Blue Growth


 Organised from 18 to 20 April 2018 at the University Ibn Tofail in Kenitra, the first conference gathered more than 150 people (teachers, students, guests) at the opening session. The conference programme, based on the integration of scientific knowledge and expertise in coastal management, provided students with solid scientific training and a range of tools to address key environmental and socio-economic issues concerning sustainable coastal development in Morocco and Europe.

9 Moroccan speakers, 9 European speakers, 40 students from the four Moroccan universities partners of the project as well as about ten guests (Tangier-Med, Research Institute for Development, National Agency for the Development of Aquaculture, National Institute of Fisheries Research) participated in this three-days conference.

Conference programme: here
Abstracts book: here


Conference on “Coastal risks: risks for societies’

facing environmental changes versus risks for nature under human pressure”


Date: April 23 and 24, 2019

Place: Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed V Rabat, Morocco

Organisator: Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Morocco

Participants: 8 Moroccan speakers, 8 European speakers, 3 Experts from the Advisory Board

Invited guests: 16 Moroccan staff, 40 Moroccan students

Recordings of the RISCOMAR online course have begun

As part of the development of the RISCOMAR online course (Small Private Online Course/SPOC) which will focus on coastal risks in Morocco, teachers from the four Moroccan universities have begun the video recording phase at the Faculty of Science of the University of Kenitra.

The University of Kenitra which coordinates this activity has a recording studio and the necessary tools for the construction and development of online courses.

The activity, which will be divided into 7 weeks of courses, will be finalised by the end of March 2019 with the objective of launching it at the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year, as part of the future Master's programme.