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