Training & Education

Discover a range of opportunities, from webinars to university programmes, to expand your knowledge on coastal ecosystems and enhance your understanding of coastal resilience.

Our understanding of marine hazards and the impacts of climate change has increased over the past two decades. However, this knowledge has not been equally shared among different communities, particularly between the Global North and South. To address this imbalance, it is important to develop educational materials and training activities that can prepare and inform the public, early career professionals, and interested practitioners about coastal resilience.

There are challenges in achieving this objective, such as ensuring that training resources are accessible to diverse communities and translating complex concepts into easily understandable content for the general public, including culturally relevant material.

The main goal is to make the findings of the Decade Actions accessible through open access publications and reference catalogs. Additionally, specific training courses will be organized in collaboration with the Decade Actions to transfer knowledge, enhance capacity, and promote ocean literacy.

From the Decade Collaborative Centre for Coastal Resilience

One of our primary goals is to ensure equitable educational opportunities for researchers, teachers, coastal managers, and practitioners, enabling them to acquire knowledge on best practices and tools related to coastal resilience.

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At the University of Bologna

The University of Bologna provides a wide range of programmes, spanning from undergraduate to doctoral levels, that delve into the complexities, unique characteristics, and challenges of coastal areas. With a multidisciplinary approach, the University leads the way in fostering knowledge development in these subjects.

WACOMA - Water and Coastal Management

WACOMA deals with analysis and management of marine coastal areas. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students gain a deep understanding of coastal processes (coastal erosion, saline intrusion, chemical and biological pollution, biodiversity loss, etc.) and ability to manage risks associated with natural and human-induced events, consequences of global changes, and measures for mitigation and adaptation.

Science of Climate

The Master's Degree programme in Science of Climate provides solid and multidisciplinary competencies about our climate system. This interclass programme focuses on topics belonging to both physics and geophysics, such as atmospheric and oceanic mechanisms, the interaction of the main components of the Earth system, the role of the Earth’s surface and techniques for climate data management.

Future Earth, Climate Change and Societal Challenges

The PhD program is organized around 5 Curricula that are related to 5 Research Themes called (a) the earth system, (b) impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, (c) Technological innovations for a decarbonized society, (d) Socio-economic and legal studies for mitigation of climate change, and (e) One Health. The Training is subdivided into:
a) Thematic courses focused of the 5 Research Themes;
b) Specialized courses.