This is taking place with the aim of facilitating a meeting between professors and research groups from different universities that look out over the Alboran Sea, both from the north and south of the basin, that work on research, teaching and scientific advice on topics relating to the protection and management of the marine environment.
The Meeting of Alboran Universities will be a multidisciplinary university conference, open to professors and research groups. Universities from Algeria, Spain and Morocco will attend, and this initiative is headed up by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation which has its headquarters in Málaga.
The aim is to create new opportunities of sub regional collaboration and identify research, teaching, advice and collaborative model priorities with other non-university organisations that work in this environment and allow possible joint partnerships to be identified.
It will offer a space where professors and university experts from different nationalities, training backgrounds and cultures can take part in discussions about the current situation and the future of human actions and their relationship with the management and conservation that is taking place in the Alboran Sea and its environment.
The cooperation that will come as a result of the meeting will allow for the development of a broad and common vision for applying solutions to the problems of the Alboran Sea’s marine environment.