This course explores how marine science and socio-economy may combine for the development of communities.
It introduces the economics of the ocean and provides basis on Environment Economics and Ecosystem Services with real case studies.

BLUE | #Science & Society | 4 ECTS

Semester 1 (Fall)


Learning outcomes

  • combine scientific and economic aspects to conceive a sustainable project (entrepreneurship, marine protected areas, fair and sustainable development of the territory...)
  • Discover Blue Growth (how healthy Oceans and coasts are important for Sustainable development)
  • Develop a sustainable business model for marine conservation
  • Better understand how economy and environment combine


  • Healthy Oceans and Coasts for Sustainable Development
  • United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, focus on SDG14
  • Ecosystem services
  • Blue Growth: definitions and the the different sectors: Tourism, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Maritime transport, Blue Energy, Biotechnology & Bioprospecting
  • Economy for conservation: financing conservation projects
  • Environmental Economics


  • Denis Boissin (SKEMA Business School)
  • Marie-Yasmine Dechraoui Bottein (ECOSEAS, Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Nathalie Hilmi (CSM, Monaco)
  • Guillaume Le Port (Blue Seeds)
  • Christophe Mocquet (Université Côte d'Azur), module coordinator
  • Frédéric Villers (Office Français pour la Biodiversité)


  • Written examination (final)
  • Oral presentations
  • Workshops
The other Semester 1 modules
The other #Science and Society modules