The ScolaMAR Kick-off meeting in Tangier

Following the European Union funding of the Erasmus Plus project: ScolaMAR Project: Innovative training for Smart coastal management and Sustainable blue growth. A kick-off meeting was held at Abdelmalek Essaadi University on 2 and 3 February 2017 in Tangier.

The opening session was chaired by Mr. Abdelmalek ESSAADI University (UAE), Prof. Houdaifa AMEZIANE with the participation of Mr. Mohammed ADDOU, Dean of FST-Tanger, Mr. Bouchta EL MOUMNI, Dean of The Polydisciplinary-Larache Faculty and coordinator of the project at the UAE, Mrs. Karima GHAZOUANI for the ERASMUS Plus focal point in Rabat and Mr David GRAINDORGE, Project Coordinator at the University de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

The meeting was also attended by members of the consortium of partner universities, teacher - researchers and doctoral students in the field, namely on the Moroccan side: Abdelmalek ESSAADI University in Tangier / Tétouan / Larache, Chouaib Doukkali University in El Jadida , Mohammed V University in Rabat and Ibn Tofail University in Kénitra and the European side: University de Bretagne Occidentale - UBO - Brest, which coordinates the project, the University of Venice in Italy, the University of Cadiz in Spain And the University of Algarve in Portugal.

In addition to the European and Moroccan universities members of the consortium, public and private partners working in the marine and coastal sectors were present at the meeting:
Region Tangier-Tétouan -Al Hoceima; Port TangerMed (TMSA); Focal Point Erasmus Plus – Morocco; National Agency of Ports; Maritime Ports and Public Domains Directorate; National Agency for Aquaculture Development (ANDA); INRH: National Institute for Fisheries Research; Nador MedWest and Agence Marchika; Drapor and Atlantic Dredging Morocco

Steering Committee on February 7th and 8th, 2018 in Brest

  • When Feb 07, 2018 to Feb 08, 2018 (Europe/Paris / UTC100)
  • Where Plouzané, France
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On the 7th and the 8th of February 2018, the ScolaMAR project partners will meet at the European University Institute of the Sea (Plouzané). Organized by the University of Brest, this meeting will bring together the 4 Moroccan universities and 4 European universities to review the activities carried out the past year and discuss the next activities to be implemented.

Among the key activities of the program that will be discussed during this steering committee: the training of 48 Moroccan teachers in European universities around innovative pedagogical practices, the organisation of the scientific conference on climate change and the organisation of the Data Management Applied School.

Climate change and integrated coastal zone management on the agenda of the next ScolaMAR conference

  • When Apr 18, 2018 to Apr 20, 2018 (Europe/Paris / UTC200)
  • Where University of Kenitra, Morocco
  • Attendees University Ibn Tofail, Kénitra University Mohamed V, Rabat University Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Tanger University Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida University Ca'Foscari Venice, Italy University of Algarve, Portugal University of Cadiz, Spain University of Bretagne Occidentale, France
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The first ScolaMAR conference will be held in April 18-20, 2018 at the University of Kenitra in Morocco. This two-day-conference will focus on climate change and its implication on Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Sustainable Blue Growth.

Organized by the University Ibn Tofail of Kenitra and the University Ca'Foscari of Venice coordinator of Work Package 4, the conference will bring together Moroccan and European teachers-researchers, Master students enrolled in the four Moroccan partner universities but also the actors and stakeholders of ICZM in Morocco.
The program of the conference is available HERE.

Training of Moroccan teachers in online courses development techniques

  • When Jul 02, 2018 to Jul 05, 2018 (Europe/Paris / UTC200)
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From 2 to 5 July 2018 is held the training of teachers in online courses development techniques. Within the framework of the work package 4, nine teachers from the universities of Tangier, Rabat, Kenitra and El Jadida are meeting at the University of Kenitra to work on the adaptation of MOOC FlotRisCo developed by the University of Bretagne Occidentale (UBO).

The training provided by Riwalenn Ruault, in charge of innovative training at the IUEM (UBO) by videoconferencing aims to define the pedagogical scenario of the online course and its content (referents of each session, types of evaluation, videos).

The course which will be developed by the teachers of the four Moroccan universities will deal with the multidisciplinary aspects of coastal risks and will take the form of a Small Private Online Course (SPOC). The online course on Coastal Risks will be open to the first year students of the future Master ScolaMAR.