October 12-19, 2014

Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France


Scope of the training event

TE3 was centred around fund rising (H2020, other EU-funding schemes, other funding organisations), including how to prepare a successful proposal taking due care of both scientific and trasversal aspects (eg ethics and legal ones). This was linked to career development perspectives at the end of the PhD. Finally, joint discussion sessions paved the way for the definition of guidelines indications and best practices that will lead to the release of final deliverables.




Organization commitee

Luisa Mangialajo 

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, ECOMERS laboratory

Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, CNRS


Paolo Guidetti

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, ECOMERS laboratory


Patrice Francour

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, ECOMERS laboratory


Carlo Cerrano

Università Politecnica delle Marche


Martina Milanese

Studio Associato Gaia s.n.c.




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Luisa Mangialaio, Luisa Mangialajo is a young researcher, associated professor at the ECOMERS laboratory of the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), presently in CNRS delegation at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche. Her main research is focused on direct and indirect effects of human impacts on coastal ecosystems and the implications for conservation. Her studies allowed to highlight the sensitiveness of some structuring species to the urbanization of the coastline and the consequent loss in biodiversity, and to propose ecological indicators and restoration techniques. She is also involved in the study of trophic relations and interactions on benthic assemblages and emergent phenomenon in relation with global and climate change (toxic benthic microalgae blooms). Author of more than 30 publications on international journals, she is very involved in coastal management at the European level and she had several responsiblities at the european (coordinator of the Macroalgae working group in the Mediterranean Geographic Intercalibration Group -MEDGIG- for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive), national (expert) and regional level (member of the Scientific Committee for the Natural Heritage -CSRPN- sites in PACA Region, scientific referent for Natura2000. She is also member of the directive committee of the French Phycological Society and she is involved in several international and national research projects


Paolo Guidetti, Professor of Ecology at the University of Nice (France). Formerly (2007-2012), researcher in Zoology at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). University degree 110/110 in Biological Sciences at the University of Genoa (Italy). PhD in 'Fundamental Ecology' at the University of Lecce (Italy). Visiting scientist in 2003 and 2004 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UC San Diego, USA). Teaching courses on 'Fish Ecology', 'Fishery Biology and Management', and 'Marine Conservation' at Universities of Genoa and Lecce-Salento, and courses on 'Origin of Life' and 'Introduction to Ecology' at the University of Nice. Scientific responsible of more than 30 national and international projects on marine protected areas, with emphasis on conservation of fish assemblages and management of small-scale fisheries. Authors of 84 ISI papers published in international journals.


Martina Milanese, Degree in Biology (2000), PhD in Environmental Marine Sciences (2004). In charge of project management and field activity supervision for Studio Associato Gaia snc (GAIA), involved in national and international research projects since 2000 including FP6 INTERMED and FP7 4SEAS, SPECIAL and MMMPA. Several scientific papers related to marine biology, ecology and ecosystem services. A diver since 1993, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer since 2004, full boat license in 1997. Experienced as a professional diving instructor, dive guide, u/w videographer and environmental awareness promoter. Long standing experience in scientific u/w and field operations. Participation in the design and preparation of dissemination/outreach material (books, videos, CD-ROM and texts within diving journals) and events.


Carlo Cerrano, MMMPA project coordinator, Assistant Professor at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences (DiSVA) at the Polytechnic University of Marche. Author of about 250 scientific papers, and over 140 on peer-reviewed journals. Referee for 16 international journals with impact factor. He is involved in several national and international projects, focusing on benthos ecology, not only in the Mediterranean basin but also in Antarctica and tropical regions. Areas of interest - Autoecology and taxonomy of hard bottom zoobenthos, with particular reference to Porifera and Cnidaria. He studied the effects of sedimentation on sessile organisms, focusing on the uptake processes of sand. His results allowed to put in evidence a selective behaviour of incorporating organisms, leading to the definition of the biomineralogy, the science that takes in account the interactions between biological systems and minerals. Its scientific activity considers also the bioerosive processes and the study of life histories in relation to climate change. He is lecturer for the following courses: Scientific Diving Methodologies and Zoology.


Fiorenza Micheli, Professor of Biological Sciences at at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Marine Community Ecology Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University. My research focuses on the processes and interactions shaping coastal marine communities and incorporating this understanding in the management and conservation of marine ecosystems. I am most interested in how disturbance and interactions between species underlie the organization, spatial variation, and temporal change in marine communities. In addition to addressing these basic ecological questions, my research seeks to apply community ecology to increase our understanding of human impacts on the marine environment and to design conservation and restoration strategies. Examples include quantifying the joint effects of fishing and climate change on marine ecosystems and incorporating our understanding of diversity patterns, species interactions, habitat-species linkages, and patterns of human use of natural resources in the design, management and evaluation of marine reserve networks and marine zoning.


Arianna Broggiato, post doctoral researcher in law in the research unit on Biodiversity Governance (BIOGOV). Arianna Broggiato holds LLM in Environmental Law (UK - Nottingham University) and PhD in International Law (Milano - Universita' degli Studi di Milano). She maily researched on law of the environment and law of the sea, with a special focus on the legal regimes of genetic resources. She had been working in the European Academy (EURAC Research) in Bolzano, Italy, from 2005 to 2008, mainly on sustainable development of mountain areas (Alps and the Carpathians) within EU projects. After finishing her PhD in 2010 she moved to Brussels for the stage in the European Commission, in DG MARE, and then she kept working on the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy as Fisheries Policy Officer in the NGO European Bureau for Conservation and Development, before joining the Biogov Unit in November 2011, as post-doctoral researcher in law.


Srdjan Redzepagic, Srdjan Redzepagic is the Research fellow and Professor of Economics, currently teach and realise his researches at the University Nice Sophia Antipolis. Specialist of European and international economy, he has also a great knowledge of the economies of the Western Balkans and has extensive experience in building, leading and managing European and international projects, such as those of the university scientific cooperation. Having published a big number of research papers, he has international reputation in the domain of research and realized publications. 




Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer

The Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche (Villefranche-sur-Mer Marine Station) is a field campus of the Université Paris 6 in Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur, France. It houses two research/teaching laboratories co-administered by the University of Paris 6 (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. The two laboratories are focused on Developmental Biology, and Oceanography. The facility traces it roots back a laboratory established in 1882 by Hermann Fol with the encouragement of Charles Darwin and continues to work to this day with organisms from the Bay of Villefranche Bay, including protists, ascidians, sea urchins and jellyfish.



Registration and fees


Final registration (after pre-registration validation)

Attending students: € 800.00 (accommodation included)

External participants: € 300.00 (accommodation not included)

Payment can be done by credit card after the registration. 

Max 15 students. Registration opened until places available.

The representatives of the partners involved in the project meeting are not required to register but communicate the days of their presence and book their own accommodation individually.

Contact information


Mangialajo Luisa


Travel and accomodation info

Villefranche sur Mer is located between Nice and the Principality of Monaco to about 5 km from the port of Nice. Access to Oceanographic Observatory of Villefranche sur Mer is:

by plane: airport Nice Côte d'Azur offers easy access to the city of Nice for many national and international destinations. Buses then permit access to the bus station in Nice.

by buses that connect regularly (every 15 minutes on average) the Nice bus station in Villefranche sur Mer (10 km)

by train: direct links between the station of Villefranche and Nice train station and major French and European cities.

by car: A8 at 9 km and the RN 98 (Basse Corniche) Monaco direction.

Suggested accomodation for External participants:

MMMPA - Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement no.: 290056.

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