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The cost of attending the course will be covered for members of the SAFI userboard. Those outside of the userboard who wish to take part will have to cover the travel to and from Rabat and accomodation. 

For more information, or if you have any queries, please contact us

Course Outline

The draft programme can be found on the Course Details page.

Upon your arrival... 

More information will be available as it becomes known. 

Background Material for Participants

More information will be available soon. 

Practical Details

1) Rabat, Morocco

Rabat is the capital of Morocco, with an urban population of c. 580,000 and a metropolitcan population of over 1.2 million. It it also the capital of the Rabat-Salé Kénitra administrative region. 

The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean on the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. Despite the role of Rabat as a port becoming somewhat diminished, Rabat and it's closed town, Salé still maintain important textile, food processing and construction industries. In addition, tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat on of the most important cities in the country. 

Aquaculture is growing in Morocco as an important economic activity, under the 'Plan Halieutis' (Halieutis Strategy) aimed at generating jobs and developing sustainable use of marine resources. 

With coasts home to more than 500 commercial species, Morocco is targeting 200,000 tonnes per annum in marine species harvests (seaweeds, bivalves, fish and shellfish) by 2020. The SAFI product can help with meeting these targets by indentifying zones to support sustainable production levels. 

2) Visas

EU citizens do not require a visa to enter Morocco, if visitors intend to stay less than three months. However, a passport valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival is essential, as well as a pre-booked return ticket. 

3) Hotels

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4) Getting to the Centre Royal de Télédetection Spatiale (CRTS)

The training event will be held at Centre Royal de Télédetection Spatiale in Rabat, Morocco. More details on the CRTS are available below. 

5) Getting to Rabat 
Partipants travelling from outside of Morocco will be flying in for the event from abroad. There are a number of possibilities for travelling to Rabat. 

Rabat-Salé International Airport is well served to a number of European destinations. Upon flying into Rabat, regular bus services connect the airport to the city centre (an airport shuttle service or near-by public bus service). There are also taxis available from the airport. 

Rabat-Salé International Airport:

Casablanca Mohammed V Airport is also well served to a larger number of destinations, and is accessible from Rabat via connecting flights, road networks, and public transport. However the additional cost of travelling from Casablanca should be taken into account (travelling via train costs less than €10, whilst the journey in a taxi can cost upwards of €50-60). 

Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport:

For any queries surrounding travel arrangements for atendees, and for assistance in organising your travel, please contact the organising team. 

When flying out of Morocco, departing participants are highly advised to leave ample time for passing through security. Refer to your airline's advice on check-in times, it is recommended that you arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to your departure time.