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ALGAplus is a small company based in Ria de Aveiro, Portugal, devoted to the production of seaweed and seaweed based products in a controlled environment, with organic certification, a sustainable production under the Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) concept, and a strong focus on R&D. Read More


The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination and Support Action (AORA-CSA) is tasked with supporting the implementation of the Galway Statement signed on 24 May 2013. Read More


The ecological value of the Atlantic Area coastline is often put at risk by spills of hydrocarbons, toxic and hazardous substances. Read More


The main objective of the Atlantic Blue Tech project is to harness the potential of the Atlantic ocean as a vital resource for innovation, growth and jobs. Read More


The AT.Brand project focused on innovation and management in integrated city branding. Its strategic objective was to involve partner cities and regions in improving their influence and attractiveness through networking. Read More


The project will establish a number of Academic Hubs in the Atlantic Area in locations where unique coastal attributes, higher level educational institutions and the local business community can be best combined to drive innovation. Read More


The AtlantOS project involves 62 partners from research institutes, universities, marine service providers, institutional organisations, international partners and the private sector from 18 countries. Read More


Atlantic regions have a huge potential in renewable energy which can be useful for the EU to meet the goals of its energy strategy, while contributing to the prosperity of their industries and populations, and meeting the objectives of economic, social and territorial cohesion. Read More


BATTERIE is an EU Atlantic Area project established on January 2012 in order to improve cooperation and links between various transport services within the Atlantic region and to promote the application of smart technologies and usage of alternative fuels. Read More

Blue Board

This project proposal seeks to define a tool that will allow project partners to characterize coastal zones as “water board sport zones” while taking into account socio-economic and environmental aspects as well as safety and services aspects. Read More


The Celtic Seas Partnership (CSP) built up on the success and momentum of previous project PISCES, which brought together key marine stakeholders to consider how to implement the ecosystem approach in the Celtic Sea. Read More


CLIMATLANTIC aimed at developing strategies at regional and local level towards the reduction of carbon footprint in the European Atlantic Area. Read More


The IMOS Company develops a new generation of oceanographic multi-mission ships adapted to the expectations of scientific activities and ocean monitoring. Read More


The sea is a strategic resource for all territories along the Atlantic coast, where the most successful economic activities are related to using their marine resources effectively. Read More


The MSc programme 'Coastal and Marine Environments: Physical Processes, Policy and Practice' is a full-time, 1 year MSc started in September 2014 which quickly became a flagship Masters’ programme for NUI Galway. Read More


The SIMCelt project focuses on informing stakeholders on practical aspects of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) implementation, with a specific focus on transboundary cooperation. Read More


Aquaculture needs to be further developed within the Blue Growth European Strategy as it is considered to have a high potential for creating sustainable jobs and future economic growth. Read More


In 2012, Sopromar, a family-owned business next to the Lagos Marina complex in Algarve, Portugal, decided to completely revamp its facilities and services after 30 years of existence and experience in shipbuilding and repair. Evolving from an activity centered on the fisheries sector, the company took the opportunity to diversify its activities towards the recreational sailing sector, to benefit from the growth of coastal and sailing tourism in the Algarve region, but also to address a worldwide demand. Read More


The objective of the Sun Concept is to respond to the needs of decarbonising the economy, improve environmental protection, promote sustainable lifestyles while enable socio-economic agents to improve their business model and seize blue growth opportunities. Read More

The Cool Route Project


TURNKEY is designed to support a thriving wave and tidal energy industry, to help reduce the causes of climate change and bring secure, long-term jobs whilst protecting coastal and marine environment.Read More


The Cool Route Project (Cruising Oceans On Latitudes above 51°North) shows that coastal areas between Cork in Southern Ireland and Tromsø in Western Norway, currently attract less than 2% of their potential business from visitors arriving by sea. Read More

The Cool Route Project


The IAIA Association of Solidarity Needlework (IAIA means granny in Spanish) is a non-profit organisation offering “Yarn Therapy” in nursing homes and senior centers. This occupational and social activity is aimed at people who are willing to knit, crochet or do other needlework to make items thatwill later be used for charitable purposes.Read More



The TARGET Project is led by South West College, Ireland, and is funded under the EU Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. Read More

Mistic Seas Project


MISTIC SEAS establishes a common roadmap to improve coordination and implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in Spain and Portugal in the Macaronesia sub-region, i.e. the Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira. Read More



Circular Ocean is a three year project (2015-2018) aiming to inspire Communities to realise the hidden economic opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic region. Read More

Mistic Seas Project


GREBE will focus on the challenges of peripheral and arctic regions as places for doing business and help develop renewable energy (RE) business opportunities provided by extreme conditions. It will support successful development of SMEs and start-ups in this sector through analysis of advanced RE options, expert business mentoring, transnational models of successful growth strategies, policy analysis and information on funding mechanisms for businesses and support agencies. Read More



In 2013 and 2014, violent storms strongly impacted the Basque Coast on both sides of the border, putting people and infrastructures at risk of flooding and erosion. To address this situation, Basque local authorities decided to improve their environmental knowledge at local scale to better anticipate coastal risk management. Read More

Mistic Seas Project


TXINBADIA+ is a project building upon the network linking the facilities of the Marismas de Txingudi(wetlands) Marshes and the Basque Corniche. Its objective is to address reconditioning of these natural areas by reconciling public use (daily, leisure, tourism) with natural conservation. Read More



A geopark is based on the geological heritage of a territory, valuing it alongside other patrimonial assets, including the immaterial one, to promote its development. The Geoparque Viana do Castelo is based on a scientific research into geological heritage initiated 12 years ago. Read More

Mistic Seas Project


Started in January 2017, the project Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career funded under the EASME Blue Career program, aims to create a second year of Master’s degree in blue biotechnologies at the University of La Rochelle in France (Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine). Read More



Aquaculture is one of five sectors in the EU's Blue Growth Strategy considered to have high potential for sustainable jobs and growth. Read More

Mistic Seas Project


With the project Blue Ocean, the association « Eco Sail the World » wants to harness the potential of nautical tourism to address the environmental challenges faced by our ocean. Read More



From fishing and aquaculture, to sports, tourism and maritime transports, the importance of activities linked to the sea in Galicia and Northern of Portugal is self-speaking. Read More

Mistic Seas Project


SmartFish (2015-2018) is a collaboration project between researchers and companies from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Scotland supported by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme. Read More



This is exactly what Share my Sea aims to do. By applying the same principles which introduced the sharing economy in our daily lives (just think about car-sharing) Read More

Mistic Seas Project


“Samrækt” (grow together) is the Icelandic translation of the English word aquaponics, a combination of the words aquaculture (cultivating fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water without soil). The eco-innovative technology behind aquaponics is the combination of the two production systems into a single one, driven by a microbial ecosystem that assists in converting fish effluents into usable plant nutrients while helping deliver plant nutrients across root cell walls. Read More