Marine ecosystems are an essential component of the Earth: a source of biodiversity, food and life; as well as the most biologically diverse. However, they are undervalued and probably largely unknown.

This training programme offers a fast-track learning path for people who want to develop specific skills in sustainable marine ecosystems through a multidisciplinary, practical and integrated approach.

This programme is intended for managers, civil servants, professionals, graduates, postgraduates and vocational students with a background on environmental studies.

The TRASMARES itinerary is based on four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that will allow students to delve deeper into marine ecosystems to understand their functions, benefits and main threats. The goal is to provide world-class knowledge on new methodologies, procedures and tools for the conservation and sustainable management of marine and coastal ecosystems in the context of climate change.


An unparalleled partnership between three European Higher Education Institutions is responsible for the scientific soundness of this ambitious training initiative: Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), Università di Bologna (Italy), and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) with Telefonica Educación Digital (TED), a leading international provider of high impact life-long learning solutions.




Develop more flexible, digital, dynamic, and agile targeted capacity building based on a multidisciplinary, practical, and integrated approach to sustainable marine ecosystems.


Increase the number of trained students through the development of open, online, flexible, and lifelong learning adapted to the labor market, promoting the transfer of knowledge and the latest research and scientific results to education based on an established and officially certified European standard.


Improve teachers' digital skills and competencies, promoting digital transformation that increases the use of technology in the educational space.


Strengthen the attractiveness, internationalization, and competence of participating organizations.