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Interdisciplinary approaches addressing marine protected areas' challenges

Explore interdisciplinary approaches addressing marine protected areas' current challenges, such as overexploitation or pollution, focusing on the Calanques National Park in Marseille

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CIVIS focus area
Climate, environment and energy
Open to
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Phd
Field of studies
  • Business and Management
  • Environment & Agriculture
  • Law
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Social Science and humanities
  • Environmental sciences, Urbanism, Geography
  • Short-term
  • CIVIS Hub 1
Course dates
27 June - 1 July 2022

The summer school was designed to provide theoretical and practical elements on the theme of marine protected areas, with speakers from the scientific community as well as from civil society. Two field trips are planned in the Calanques National Park, the former by boat and the latter by foot.

Main topics addressed

  • General presentation on marine protected areas.
  • Vulnerabilities, risks and pressures in the context of climate change.
  • Management of fisheries resources.
  • Marine pollution - managing plastic contamination.
  • Challenges for the management of a marine protected area from the local to the international level.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand and relate the fundamentals of different disciplines around a common object: the marine protected area.
  • To understand the complexity of management decisions and the plurality of methods, measures and interconnections concerning the management of marine protected areas.
  • Understand the variety of stakeholders and the different scales of research and governance involved in marine protected areas.
  • Adapt and actively participate in a variety of activities.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams.
Dates: 27 June - 1 July 2022 Language: English & French
Format: Physical Weekly study: 36 hours
Location: Marseille, France CIVIS scholarships: 5
Contact: ECTS: 3*

*The recognition of ECTS depends on your home university. 


The summer school is open to Master's and PhD students at CIVIS member universities and to professionals. An excellent level of English and French is required.

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to

Application process

Interested students should fill in the online application form by 15 May 2022.

Selected students will be notified in May 2022.


5 MCQ response questionnaires, 1 per day.

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Applicants who will be receiving other Erasmus funds for the duration of the course are not entitled to funding. Participation in the course may still be possible under “zero-grant” status, but applicants should contact their home university in order to confirm this. 

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Anne Cadoret

Lecturer in Social Geography, in Aix-Marseille Université, UMR CNRS 7303 TELEMMe. Specialized in the analysis of conflictual and concerted management processes in the field of environment and land use planning, especially in coastal zone and Marine Protected Areas. She is interested in the causes of conflicts, their mechanisms and their consequences in terms of dynamics of stakeholders, governance, public policies and social innovations in socio-environmental changes. She is president of the human and social sciences group of the Scientific Council of the Port-Cros National Park.

Pascale Ricard

Researcher at the CNRS, attached to the UMR DICE (CERIC) in international law of the sea and the environment and more particularly in international law of marine biodiversity. She published a book on "Marine biodiversity conservation beyond national jurisdiction: a challenge for international law". She teaches international environmental law, law of the sea and international economic law at the universities of Aix-Marseille and Jean-Moulin Lyon 3. She is a research associate at the latter.

Kalliopi Pediaditi

Strategic environmental Planner and Researcher in sustainable development with more than 15 years of experience in designing, writing, implementing and monitoring European and international cooperation projects (e.g. Erasmus Mundus, Interreg, LIFE coordinator). Expertise in the development and implementation of strategies at EC, national and local level in different fields including education. Specialist in participatory methods and design of evaluation systems and information management.