Maritime Projects

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Maritime Projects 2017-11-21T09:45:56+00:00

Projects currently running in 2017

DG MARE-Coastal Mapping

The DG MARE-Coastal Mapping project, funded through the European Structural and Investment (ESI) funds, aims to analyse the needs and means in Europe for the acquisition of bathymetric data. Better knowledge of Europe’s bathymetry contributes to safer navigation, better coastal protection measures and a lower cost for designing and building offshore infrastructure such as pipelines, communications cables, gas platforms, aquaculture cages or offshore wind turbines. The CPMR’s role is to analyse EU funds available to support the acquisition, sharing and use of marine bathymetric data. This includes an analysis of regional smart-specialisation strategies, as well as of Interreg Programmes’s priorities. The project is coordinated by SHOM, France’s marine hydrographic and oceanographic agency.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on MSP, ICM and Coastal Data.

Visit the website: http://coastal-mapping.eu/

SIMNORAT

The SIMNORAT project, which is managed by SHOM (the French Hydrographic and Oceanic Service), is funded by DG Mare through the EMFF. It aims to support the implementation of the MSP Directive by Member States in their marine waters in the North Atlantic region of Europe (OSPAR IV). It also supports cross-border cooperation between the Member States. The CPMR will contribute to work on land-sea interaction and regional participation, as well as organising a mid-term workshop in 2017 and the final conference in 2018 with EU partners, regions and institutions. It will also produce a report on land-sea interactions in the implementation of the MSP Directive, using the information gathered by the Member States in the framework of this project.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on MSP, ICM and Coastal Data.

Website in development

SIMWESTMED

The SIMWESTMED project, funded by DG MARE through the EMFF to support the implementation of the MSP Directive, will be used as a direct link with Member States. Contributing directly to the development of the West-Mediterranean strategy, the project will establish a framework for maritime spatial planning by providing concrete tools and good practices for MSP process and by developing collaborative work to manage specific transboundary issues. CPMR will focus on the land-sea interface and the participation of the Regions. It will organise an interim workshop in 2017 and the final conference in 2018, in conjunction with the partners, the regions and the EU institutions. It will produce a report on MSP in the Mediterranean area, focusing on the regions, using information gathered by the Member States.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on MSP, ICM and Coastal Data.

Website in development

CLIPPER

Coordinated by the Pays de la Loire region, the CLIPPER project stems from the conviction that support for maritime industries must be developed to tackle Blue Growth challenges and energy transition imperatives. The project will implement new ways of supporting SMEs to improve their quality upgrading, manufacturing performance and leadership in new markets such as marine renewable energies. It will also develop action plans for each of their territories and design political recommendations to impulse them locally, in line with the analysis of relevant national and European contexts. CLIPPER’s results will provide significant support for public authorities – including regions – and European institutions, helping to improve their business strategies for maritime industries. The CPMR is managing the communication strategy, will be responsible for producing a summary of maritime industry policies at local, regional and European level, and will help to organise the interim and final conferences in 2018 and 2021.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on marine energies and maritime industries.

Visit the website: www.interregeurope.eu/clipper/

FARNET 2

This is a provision of service contract between the economic interest grouping DEVNET and the European Commission to provide technical and administrative assistance for the setting-up of a support unit for the European Fisheries Area Network 2014-2020 (FAR-NET). The CPMR’s is involved in the organisation of seminars to support this work.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on fisheries and aquaculture.

Visit the website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/cms/farnet2/ 

Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career

The ‘Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career’ (BBMBC) project, funded by DG Mare under the ‘Blue Career’ call for proposals, is developing a Master’s degree exploring the potential benefits of Blue Biotechnologies for health, nutrition and aquaculture.  The Master’s degree, named ‘Applied Blue Biotechnology Master’s’ will be open to students with four years of higher education. Taking place at the University of la Rochelle, in the Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine of France, it will involve scientific training on Blue Biotechnology, which is the exploration and use of marine organisms to develop new products. The CPMR and its Atlantic Arc Commission are involved in the project and will ensure the dissemination and communication of the project and work on the transferability of the results to other sea basins and/or other themes.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on maritime education and training and blue biotechnologies.

Visit the website: https://www.bbmbc.eu/

CO-EVOLVE

CO-EVOLVE is anInterreg MED modular project belonging to thematic community 3.1 (Sustainable Tourism). It aims to analyse and promote the ‘co-evolution’ of human activities and natural systems in coastal zones where tourism is an important activity, to enable the development of sustainable tourism based on the principles of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). The project will gather an analysis of threats and opportunities relating to sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean, and local case studies of seven representative pilot areas. The goal is to demonstrate – through pilot actions – the added value and the effectiveness of a planning process based on the principles of ICZM and MSP. The CPMR and its Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) will be responsible for the communication aspects as well as the link with the BleuTourMed horizontal project and the 3.1 thematic community. The IMC will also participate in the project’s capitalisation activities.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on maritime and coastal tourism.

Visit the website https://co-evolve.interreg-med.eu/ 

More information is available in the project brochure.

Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

UFM Agreement

Following the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the CPMR’s Intermediterranean Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in June 2013, this agreement was established in February 2017 under the EASME administered grant (EASME/EMtt/2076/7.2.1.1) “Promoting the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean”, to create synergies between the activities of the two organisations and consolidate and develop their cooperation. It sets out the conditions for cooperation between them, focusing on developing the blue economy in the Mediterranean basin. The IMC-CPMR will support the UfM Secretariat in several activities, concretely the UfM Stakeholders Conferences on Blue Economy, the conceptualisation and dissemination of the Virtual Knowledge Centre, the promotion of new initiatives and projects in line with the UfM blue economy dossier, and involve its regions in the follow up of UfM work on this theme at territorial level.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on maritime investments.

InnoBlueGrowth

The InnoBlueGrowth project is one of the eight Horizontal Projects approved from the first call of the Interreg MED programming period 2014-2020. It will carry out several actions, including a communication strategy, community-building initiatives and events, to build a real community of modular projects dealing with innovation and blue growth. This innovative community will strengthen the cross-cutting and integrated approach between the modular projects and key transnational stakeholders, a prerequisite for supporting the transnational activities of Mediterranean clusters. The project will also support the dissemination and transferability of the modular projects’ capitalised results and ensure a wider and deeper impact on other stakeholders at all levels, contributing to the sustainable social and economic development of the Mediterranean area through innovative investment in the blue economy. InnoBlueGrowth will also ensure close coordination and communication with the platform project of priority axis 4 of the MED programme, developed in parallel.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on IMP governance and maritime investments.

For information, see the website https://blue-growth.interreg-med.eu

Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

PANACea

The PANACeA project will improve the management of protected areas in the Mediterranean to enhance and protect biodiversity in the region. The project, which will streamline networking and management efforts in Mediterranean Protected Areas (PAs), is one of the eight Horizontal Projects approved from the first call of the Interreg MED programming period 2014-2020. It will encourage a range of people and organisations working on projects related to biodiversity and ecosystems in the Mediterranean – including managers, policymakers, socio-economic actors, civil society and the scientific community – to cooperate, share knowledge and experiences. The project will build a ‘community’ of nature conservation stakeholders in the Mediterranean who can bring about behavioural and policy change. The main thematic focus areas include coastal and marine conservation, fisheries, Maritime Spatial Planning and climate change.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on maritime spatial planning.

Website in development

Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

MITOMED+

MITOMED+ is an Interreg MED multi-module project combining Testing and Capitalisation (M2 + M3). It follows on from the MITOMED project (MED maritime programme), which aims to promote the integrated management of maritime and coastal (M&C) tourism by enhancing knowledge of data, products and services using a set of indicators based on the NECSTouR model. MITOMED+ builds on and develops the results achieved, with a view to enhancing the coordination of strategies between the territories at transnational level and the development of M&C tourism through cooperation and joint planning between the regions. The main goal of the project is to make maritime and coastal tourism more sustainable and more responsible, by improving local and regional strategies and policy actions and by coordinating them within a transnational MED network. The CPMR is mainly involved in the project’s capitalisation and communication activities.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on maritime and coastal tourism.

Visit the website https://mitomed-plus.interreg-med.eu/

More information is available in the project brochure.

Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

Projects completed in 2016

VASCO DA GAMA: Training for greener and safer maritime transport

The VASCO DA GAMA project, funded through the EU and in line with its integrated maritime policy, contributed to the development of high quality professional skills and conditions for education and training within the EU. In particular, it improved the skills of people employed by the European shipping with a view to addressing specific challenges such as maritime safety and reduction of environmental damage. It laid the foundations for mobility within Europe, involving education and training institutions, The project was divided into four operational work packages on training for maritime safety, training on maritime simulators, greening maritime transport, and a maritime Erasmus. The CPMR was responsible for the management of the project and the dissemination of the results. The project ended on 3 March 2016, with a final conference held in Brussels, organised by the CPMR.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on maritime education and training.

Visit the website: http://www.vasco-da-gama.eu/

Pp2EMBRC (Horizon 2020- Research and Innovation Programme)

Pp2EMBRC (European Marine Biological Resource Centre) is a marine biology and ecology facility encompassing aquaculture and biotechnology, exploiting the latest technologies in analysis and imaging, omics and providing on-site and remote scientific and technical services for the scientific community working in both public and private sectors. The CPMR’s role was to organise, with EMBRC, a workshop on blue technologies and marine biological resources. The project coordinator was Centro de Ciencias do Mar do Algarve (CCMAR) (Universidade do Algarve). The project ran for a period of 12 months, ending on 30 September 2016.

This project is related to the CPMR’s work on blue biotechnologies.

Visit the website: www.embrc.eu