Blue Carbon Summer School 2023

General Information

Who :

PhD & Master students, postdoctoral and junior scientists coming from all around the world and with diverse backgrounds (ecology, economy, earth sciences, geography, …) are welcome. Members of the partner universities (Ghent, KU Leuven, Kent) are particularly encouraged.
If you are passionate about exploring the challenging role the oceans and seas will have in our future society and you are excited about marine and maritime sciences, the rational or virtuous use of carbon in coastal management and development, then this course is for you !

When :

The Blue Carbon Summer School 2023 will last one week (5 days) and take place from the 26th of June to the 30th of June. Arrivals are welcome on 25th of June, departures might be on 1st of July.

Where :

The Blue Carbon Summer School 2023 will take place in the Station Marine de Wimereux, Department of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Lille, one of the oldest marine stations in France.

The first research in marine biology in Wimereux dates back to 1874, when Alfred GIARD (1846-1908), Professor at the Institute of Zoology of Lille, settled in a basic laboratory, in the chalet called "le Sorézien", located in the dunes, near the sea, the Wimereux river and the old napoleonian port.

The Station Marine de Wimereux is presently member of the French national network of marine stations.

Further information about the Station Marine de Wimereux can be found on the Website (historical overview, organization, field trainees on marine ecology at Lille University, Master studies on marine ecology at Lille University, hosting of foreign trainees, research works).

Accommodation :

Accommodation for the whole duration of the Blue Carbon Summer School 2023 (arrival 25th of June, departure 1st of July) will be proposed in bungalows of the Camping ‘l’Eté Indien’, located a couple of minutes away from the Marine Station of Wimereux and Wimereux town center.
The price of the inscription includes the accommodation in collective mobil-homes (3 to 6 participants per mobil-home).

All information about the accommodation in Standard or Comfort Mobil-homes can be found at L'été Indien • Camping 4 étoiles à Wimereux • Côte d'Opale (

Travel :

By plane :

  • Arrival at Lille Lesquin airport (1h30 from Wimereux by car)
  • Arrival at Paris Airport (2h30 from Wimereux by car)
  • Arrival at Brussels airport (2h40 from Wimereux by car)

By train :

  • Train from Lille to Calais Frethun or Calais Ville (30 minutes)
  • Train from Paris to Calais Frethun (2 to 3h)
  • Train from Paris to Boulogne sur Mer (2 to 3h)
  • Train from Brussels to Calais Frethun (2h to 3h)

The Blue Carbon Summer School 2023 will organize a shuttle transfer by car from the train stations of Boulogne sur Mer and Calais (Calais Frethun or Calais Ville) to Wimereux and back to train stations on 25th of June and 1st of July upon request.