Oceans and seas are identified as key drivers for European economic development and, as a result, have the potential to deliver new jobs in the coming years. The European Commission is a strong believer and promoter of innovation and sustainable growth based on marine and maritime opportunities. The course at UGent Blue Growth Summerschool is designed for Master students with different backgrounds. Engineers, bio-engineers, geographers and marine biologists are welcome to subscribe however essential for enrollment is the demonstration of experience in marine and maritime projects. PhD students in the first year of their doctoral training are also allowed to inscribe.