blue economy student seminar

Do you want to complete your learning with a specialized seminar?
Our Blue Economy course focuses on oceanic, maritime and other activities related to the land-sea interface. We review all the socio-economic and ecological aspects of 72% of our planet's surface, the Ocean.

Professionalizing and contributing to the sustainable development, preservation and responsible use of the marine environment, this training on the Blue Economy, in partnership with our prestigious partner, the “Université Internationale de la Mer” (UIM) which offers short and professional training, applied to seafaring trades, will allow you to acquire knowledge and skills in a rapidly growing field.

educational goals

Format and pedagogy

The format of the courses:

The duration of the training is 50 hours (34 hours of lessons in 20 modules and 16 hours of committee work). 

In addition: a guided tour of the port of Cannes and several educational activities at the Oceanographic Center of Monaco.

The training is usually composed of a minimum of 12 students (maximum 30 students) to allow the creation of 3 study committees (one recommendation report per committee is to be produced and presented at the end of the training): thematic example for a committee: "inventory and what recommendations should be made to local authorities to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean"? Another example: “Foresight: how to develop jobs and an economy that respects the ocean? "
Our pedagogy:
  • Dynamic animations based on progressive methods and scenarios. The speakers are professors, scientists, politicians and economic operators who are experts in their field related to the Blue Economy.
  • Oral expression
  • Written exercises in committees (4 to 10 students)
  • Webinars with experts

Our program

In order to promote learning and dialogue, this training is only open to students with a minimum B2 level of French.

The topics covered during the training:

  • History and geopolitics
  • New geopolitical, socio-economic and sustainable development challenges
  • Global warming
  • SDGs, SDG 14
  • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the various marine spaces
  • IMO (International Maritime Organization) and the safety and security of maritime transport
  • Biodiversity, evolution and conservation of marine ecosystems
  • Hydrography and processing of bathymetric and oceanographic data
  • The fishing industry
  • Aquaculture
  • Maritime transport
  • Ports and Harbors
  • Shipbuilding and shipyards
  • Ship dismantling
  • Energies in the world
  • Marine Renewable Energy – MRE
  • Coastal tourism and cruises
  • Management of coastal areas
  • Yachting and recreational boats
  • Water sports and water-based leisure activities

The themes of the committees' work will be linked to some of the above modules.

This training is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their level of French, while developing new skills in a specialized and promising field.

Conditions of admission :

  • Non-French speaking foreign students with a Bachelor's degree equivalent
  • B2 level in French
  • Wishing to follow an initiation into the sustainable Blue Economy

The candidates' level of French will be defined following a language test, this test also aims to know the strengths and weaknesses of the students in order to adapt our program or pedagogy, for better results. 

For more information on the different language levels: Click here

It is possible to integrate a course throughout the year, depending on the number of students present.
In addition, new classes can be created on request.
For more information, please contact us using the contact form at the bottom of the page. 

This training is self-financing: 

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Halfway through the training: written assessment in the form of multiple choice questions.
The items concern:

  • Language points: sentence to be completed with the word or expression that best suits.
  • Cultural points: affirmation that suits best.

At the end of the training: Bright Language Certification

Teaching methods:
Work on linguistic forms (grammar, vocabulary) and cultural notions necessary to achieve each objective.
Applications: scenarios, role plays, cultural immersions

Documents and materials for trainees
Collective correction / improvement and argumentation
Visual documents: books, slides, digital images and video

Pedagogical supervision
The training is led by specialized trainers

Download the training sheet

The pedagogical team

Each module is taught by an eminent expert, Senior Professor, Lecturer, PhD or operator recognized in his field. You will find below some of them.

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