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Embark on a journey towards knowledge



The project

Human capital is crucial for the successful development of a sustainable blue economy. The OceanSchool  develops an innovative course stream in blue growth for master’s students at NovaSBE and NHH, aiming to  contribute to that goal  To this end, OceanSchool gathers a multidisciplinary team of Environmental and Resource economists from those Schools, as well as  of experienced natural scientists and practitioners from recognized non-academic institutions, such as IPMA. By explicitly integrating knowledge from complementary fields, the OceanSchool will provide students from both Schools with an innovative experience where research on timely real-world challenges and more traditional learning goals are integrated. 



OceanSchool was designed to endow students with the necessary competence and skills to develop informed economic and public policy analysis on maritime issues. Therefore, the program was designed to  provide an immersive inspiring learning experience to our students.


How it works

Building upon the extant master's programs offered by the two Schools, 

OceanSchool is based on two different but related activities:


Intensive Courses

The first consists of intensive courses taking place at Nova SBE and NHH. By benefiting from the participation of natural scientists and practitioners, the summer and winter course curricula will focus on applied blue growth challenges. 


Field Lab

The second, a Field Lab, is organized serving as an integrative platform of applied research projects to be developed by students under the co-supervision of experienced researchers and practitioners of the consortium institutions. This is particularly relevant, as it will allow students to consolidate knowledge on specific topics of Blue Growth while also producing innovative applied research on relevant policy questions for both Portugal and Norway.

The consortium

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About us

The consortium


Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE)

Nova SBE will be represented on this project by members of the Environmental Economics Knowledge Center ( a leading centre in academic research and policy advice in environmental and natural resource economics in Portugal. The KC  hosts a multidisciplinary team in the fields of economics and natural sciences with vast experience namely in economic valuation of environmental and natural resources and bio-economic modelling.


Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

NHH will be represented on this project by members of the research centre ENE (Energy, Natural Resources and Environment) at NHH (, a centre encompassing cross-disciplinary areas covering and combining research in several core topics such as energy markets, management of renewable and non-renewable resources and the environment and climate change.

Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA)

IPMA ( will be represented in this project by 6 Senior Researchers responsible for the main areas of the Department of Sea and Marine Resources. This State Laboratory is responsible to promote and coordinate scientific research, technological development and innovation in the field of the Sea and the Atmosphere, ensuring the implementation of national policies and policies in its areas of activity, contributing to economic and social development. IPMA develops its attributions in permanent interaction with the various economic sectors, in particular, those related to the uses of the Sea, namely fishing, aquaculture, biotechnology, manufacturing and distribution and industrial mining.

Contact us

Carcavelos Campus

Rua da Holanda, no. 1

2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal

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Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

Through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are partners in the internal market with the Member States of the European Union.

As a means of promoting a continued and balanced strengthening of economic and trade relations, the parties to the EEA Agreement have established a multi-annual financial mechanism, known as EEA Grants.

EEA Grants are aimed at reducing social and economic disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between these three countries and the beneficiary countries.

For the period 2014-2021, a total contribution of €2.8 billion has been agreed upon for 15 beneficiary countries. Portugal will benefit from a sum of €102.7 million.


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