The ScolaMAR Partners

The ScolaMAR Partners

The ScolaMAR consortium is composed of 8 partners: 4 European and 4 Moroccan universities.



The coordinator:

 Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France

 Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer

Université Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tétouan

  Universidade Cadiz, Cadix, Spain

  Université Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida

  Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal

  Université Ibn Tofail, Kénitra

   Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venise, Italy

  Université Mohammed V de Rabat


The Associate Partners

The Associate Partners





CEI.MAR, Campus de Excelencia International del Mar, Cadiz, Spain






Tanger-Med Port Authority, Tangier, Morocco









Agence Nationale pour le Développement de l'Aquaculture Rabat, Morocco










 Institut National de Recherche Halieutique, Morocco


The scientific coordinators






-Assistant Professor, LDO, UMR 6538 CNRS, IUEM
-Specialist of Marine Geology: multi-scales and multi-parameters integrated approach of continental margins, natural hazards
-Chief Scientist of numerous Marine Geology experiment at sea
-Coordinator of the 7 Masters of the « Domaine » Marine and Coastal Sciences of the UBO (mid-2016)
-French coordinator of the program 12MDU877 of the PHC Tassili agreement of cooperation between France and Algeria

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Catherine MEUR-FEREC


-Professor, LETG Brest, Géomer, UMR 6554 CNRS, IUEM
-Specialist of coastal geography: Integrated Coastal Zone management, coastal risks of erosion and sea flooding, systemic vulnerability, coastal conservation, geomorphology.
-Coordinator of the Education-Training part of the Labex Mer (cluster of Excellence)
-Co-coordinator of the MOOC Flotrisco «Coastal societies facing coastal risks”.
-Director of the Doctoral School of Coastal and Marine Sciences of the COMUE (Communauté Universités Etablissements) of the UBL (Université Bretagne Loire)

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Mohamed JEBBAR


- Professor, Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Director of LM2E Brest, UMR 6197 CNRS, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer.
- Specialist of Microbiology: Microbial ecology, genomics, microbial diversity, deep sea ecosystems, extremophiles, extreme environments.
- Responsible of Masters of the « Mention » Biology and health ( Twelve specialties and them Fundamental and applied microbiology) of the UBO
- Responsible of the Master of fundamental and applied Microbiology of the UBO.
- Responsible of the teaching unit “Marine Microbiology” master of  Marine Biology at IUEM-UBO
- Member of the board of the Doctoral School of Coastal and Marine Sciences of the UBO.






-Professor in FST-Tangier since 1995.
-Specialist of coastal oceanography and marine sedimentology: Integrated Coastal Zone management, coastal risks of erosion and sea flooding, metallic pollution, organic and micro organic pollution.
-Participate at 8 masters (national) and international masters (Cadix – Spain, Sophia Antipolis – France)
-Moroccan delegate at CIESM (
-Head of Environment, oceanology and natural resources laboratory from 2005 to 2012
-Dean of FP-Larache from 2009 until now.
-Participate to European project: MATER, ADIOS, MedWetCoast and Medina.
-Representative for the UAE to the CEIMAR network (University of Cadiz).

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Bendahhou ZOURARAH



-Professor, since 1996, at University Chouaïb Doukkali- El Jadida.
-Specialist in Marine Geosciences and Environmental Sciences.
-National Coordinator of the National Network for Science and Coastal Sea (REMER)
- Expert evaluator CNRST
-Responsible for several research and training cooperation projects
-Manager modules in the Master level SLIME: Physical Oceanography; Integrated management of coastal ecosystems.

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Abderrahman AIT FORA



-Professor, Université IbnTofail Kenitra, Morocco (UIT),
-Specialist of Remote Sensing and GIS
-Coordinator of Morocco League of Remote Sensing Centres in the Arab countries
-Coordinator of UIT network of marine science and technology
-Head of unit of geomatics research and environment
-Responsible of the teaching unit “geomatic” master of  CLIMADAPT,
-Responsible of the teaching unit “geomatic ” master of  “Techniques d’exploration et d’exploitation des Géoressources”
-Responsible of the teaching unit “geomatic ” master of  « Ingénerie de l’eau et de l’Environnement »



Abdellah AMMAR



-Professor, Université Mohammed V Rabat, Facullty of Sciences since 1988;
-Head of Laboratory of Goesciences Multisciplinaires Appliquées (GEOMAP);
-Responsible of teaching Unit “Marine Géophysic”;
-Member of   scientific Committee of the Facullty of Sciences (UMV)
-Member of the editorial board of the indexed Bulletin of Earth Sciences of the Scientific Institute, Mohammed V University of Rabat;
-Member of a Committee « aggregation » of natural sciences
-Member of several technical commitees







Fidel Echevarría (PhD in Biology) is Professor of Ecology at the University of Cadiz (UCA) and General coordinator of the International marine Campus of excellence CEIMAR, an scientific aggregation including 14 research institutions from 3 countries (Spain, Portugal and Morocco). He is also the director of the International Doctorate School in Marine Studies (EIDEMAR). With more than 60 scientific publications, he has been involved in more than 20 research projects of national or European level, and has participated in 15 oceanographic cruises, including a circumnavigation during the "Malaspina" expedition. He was the former director of the Andalusian Center for Marine Science and Technology, the Spanish coordinator of the GLOBEC (IGBP) program and responsible of the Associate Unit between University of Cádiz and CSIC. From 2009 to 2013, he collaborated with MINECO as manager of the Spanish Marine Science and Technology Program.








Adelino V.M. Canario received is PhD from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). He is professor of Cell Biology and Reproductive Physiology, Director of the Centre for Marine Sciences at the University of Algarve and visiting professor (1000 Talents) at Shanghai Ocean University. He has published in the fields of comparative endocrinology and physiology, behaviour and comparative genomics/transcriptomics. Current research is centred on the mechanisms of sex determination, the control of puberty and chemical communication in fishes. He is associate editor of the journals Aquaculture, Gene, General Comparative Endocrinology and Heliyon.







-Associate Professor in Environmental Chemistry.
-Main expertise: modelling of biogeochemical and ecological processes in coastal ecosystems, integrative assessment of coastal ecosystems.
-Member of the teaching board of the Joint Master Programme in Sustainable Development (
-He has coordinated the FP7 project “MEDINA” ( on the assessment of Mediterranean coastal marine ecosystem in North Africa.
-Pastres, R., Solidoro C. 2012. Monitoring and modeling for investigating driver/pressure-state/impact relationships in coastal ecosystems: Examples from the Lagoon of Venice. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 96: 22-30.