The consortium of the ECOMARPORT project – the main objective of which is to promote marine and maritime R&D in the European and African regions of Macaronesia – is holding a general meeting this week in Funchal (Madeira) to conclude the project, at which the results achieved after almost five years will be presented and assessed.
Under the coordination of PLOCAN, the consortium is represented at this meeting by all its members, including the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Puertos Canarios, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Port Authority of Madeira, ARDITI, the Gaspar Fructuoso Foundation, University of the Azores, Instituto do Mar de Cabo Verde, Ports of the Azores and PLOCAN.
The ECOMARPORT project, co-financed through the first call of the INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal MAC (Madeira-Azores-Canary Islands) 2014-2020 cooperation programme, has the main objective of promoting marine and maritime R&D in the European and African regions of Macaronesia. The project has implemented an operational network for environmental and marine observation of water and air quality in the ports of Macaronesia, through the development and use of sustainable cutting-edge technologies, generation of products and tools of value for all its users, all through appropriate and efficient cooperation and technology transfer between the public and private sectors in the field of marine and maritime sciences and technologies, fostering business opportunities linked to Blue Growth.
Coinciding with the general meeting of partners, the ECOMARPORT project will be one of the thirteen projects selected to be presented on Tuesday 23 November at the Conference to exchange experiences and results of Priority Area 1 of the MAC 2014-2020 call organised by the Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat of the INTERREG MAC 2014-2020 programme.