Université Internationale de la Mer

Blue economy training

Our "Sustainable Blue Economy" courses are tailor-made!

What is the sustainable blue economy?

We use here the meaning commonly used by national organisations such as the UN, UNESCO, the World Bank…, or supranational organisations such as the European Union or the African Union. That is, “the sustainable use of ocean resources (oceans, seas, coasts) for economic growth, improved livelihoods and employment, while maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem”.

To this definition, we add our own doctrine which includes in each of the dimensions of the “Sustainable Blue Economy” an imperative of precaution and prevention of anthropogenic consequences on life and ultimately on humanity.

Our training courses on the sustainable blue economy are therefore concomitantly oriented towards the aspects of socio-economic development and the preservation of seas and coasts.

Who should attend our "Sustainable Blue Economy" training courses?

We address our continuing professional development courses to public and private organisations that need to strengthen the knowledge and capacities of the learners they manage: civil servants and managers in the public sector, technicians and managers in companies and private operators, governments and elected officials, managers, international institutions and NGOs.

Whether face-to-face, distance learning, webinars or e-learning, our training courses are given in France and overseas, abroad (mainly in African, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific countries), and systematically in partnership with a local training institution or university.

It is our local partners who carry out and offer our training courses. These can be very short (from one day to one week), or longer and lead to a University Diploma (on average 100 hours) or even a second year of a master’s degree (one year).

Example of a training course: University Diploma “Understanding and managing the sustainable Blue Economy” in Dakar, Senegal, at the request of the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy.


You are a public or private organisation and you are planning to train your staff in the sustainable Blue Economy?

Then contact us to build this training together!

How do we design training for the sustainable Blue Economy?

A reasoned and harmonious development of a sustainable Blue Economy requires and covers multiple knowledge and skills that affect:

  • the sea and coastal careers: among others, fishing and aquaculture, coastal tourism, cruises and water sports, maritime transport of goods and passengers, ports, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, marine renewable energies – MRE -, parks and marine protected areas, fundamental and applied research, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, etc.
  • cross-cutting themes concerning all activities: global warming and its consequences, knowledge and preservation of biodiversity, digital technology and artificial intelligence (AI), safety and security, the law of the sea, State action at sea (AEM), etc.
  • and generic activities, such as project management, support and deployment of public policies, foresight, methods for identifying new markets in a sustainable development approach, etc.

How do we build training for the sustainable Blue Economy?

Like a puzzle!

The modules are the basic building blocks of our training courses. Each of the trades and uses, each of the cross-cutting or generic themes that make up the Sustainable Blue Economy can be found there.

We have nearly 200 basic modules, which we call the pieces of the puzzle of YOUR sustainable blue economy! Of course we build it together, taking into account your priorities and challenges, but also the local and regional context.

Our Sustainable Blue Economy training courses are designed to combine the acquisition of high-level professional knowledge with the strengthening of the capacities needed to make decisions and implement sustainable solutions.

The aim is therefore to achieve overall coherence, for greater efficiency, a balance between knowledge, know-how and interpersonal skills.


Some examples of modules for your tailor-made "Sustainable Blue Economy" training!

Herbiers Marins