ATHENS, Greece

Energy and the Environment in the Mediterranean Sea

when 25 June 2017 - 8 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1800

The programme highlights the impacts and vulnerability of the Mediterranean energy system in the face of the inevitable climate change in the region. It also shows how development options in key sectors/resources can, in the long run, strongly impact energy demand.

Target group

Current University/ College students and/or graduates

Course aim

The concept of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries becoming a new Energy Hub will be analyzed and discussed. In particular, the prospects of Greece developing as an oil/gas producing country will be considered and the possibilities of gas/oil produced by other Mediterranean countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus to be transferred to Europe through Greece will be explored. Furthermore, the prospects of pipelines transferring Russian gas to Europe through Turkey in addition to the existing routes from Russia through Ukraine will be evaluated and advantages/ disadvantages will be analyzed. The role of Greece as a country with the potential of becoming a major solar and wind energy producer, due to the prevailing winds and high rate of sun exposure throughout the year, will be considered and the principles of the technological developments required to allow Greece to emerge as a leader in renewable energy sources in Europe will be presented and discussed. Furthermore, issues associated with air and water pollution within the Mediterranean Sea will be considered in view of the emerging environmental regulations approved globally as part of the Paris Agreement (COP21).

Fee info

EUR 1800: Programme fee covers lectures and seminars, airport pick up and drop off, transportation pass, course material, farewell lunch and dinner, meals where applicable, field trips and co-curricular activities.

Fees do not cover personal travel (including travel between home and the location of the programme in Greece), meals other than those mentioned in the programme description, medical care or insurance, accommodation (optional), personal expenses and incidentals.
EUR 2400: Fee includes accommodation for the duration of the programme.