Deadline: 15 May 2024

Published: 02 May 2024

Are you a bachelor student, master student, Ph.D. student, postdoctoral candidate, or even a young researcher interested in the valorization of marine-based residue materials? JPI Oceans invites you to a summer school entitled “From Blue to Green: Valorization of Marine Residue-based Materials as Fertilizers” from the 27th to the 31st of May! The summer school is being organised under the MARIGREEN project, funded by JPI Oceans' Blue Bioeconomy Joint Action.

The project "Sustainable Utilization of Marine Resources to Foster Green Plant Production in Europe" aims at valorizing residual materials from the blue sector by treating them with appropriate technologies for application in agriculture.

Here are some questions that will be answered during the summer school:

  • How to select the proper blue residual materials as soil amendments and why do we need them?
  • What are the processing methods to obtain fertilizers/biostimulants (drying, pelletizing, composting, compost tea extraction, and biochar impregnation)?
  • How do plants respond when blue fertilizers are applied?
  • What are the costs associated with this type of fertilizers?
  • Is there a market in Europe for blue fertilizers?

General aspects:

The summer school is free for anyone with an interest in valorizing blue materials. The main language is English. Participants are responsible for travel to/from USAMV Bucharest and accommodation, as well as other personal expenses. Space is limited, and attendance is restricted to a maximum of 20 persons for lectures and practical approaches by direct invitation only.


Please express your interest in participating in the summer school by 15 May 2024.

Agenda & additional details:

To view the agenda and more details about MARIGREEN 2024 Summer School and to register your participation, please follow the link below.