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News about research and innovation in Outermost Regions

16/05/21 • 20/05/21

Desalination for the Environment Clean Water and Energy

Climate change and Energy transition

Canary Islands

This conference on desalination for the environment will be devoted to advances towards providing fresh water for all, at affordable cost and at economical energy requirements. With limited and depleting natural sources, desalination can supplement some of the critically lacking amounts of water needed for sustainable development.

27/01/20 • 27/01/20

Workshop with Research Organizations

Health, applied Medical Technologies, Diagnostics and TherapiesAgriculture, applied life sciences, biotechnology, and biosystems engineering

This meeting was organized by Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana at Guyane Développement Innovation agency on January 27th. A real good step to analyze the Research ecosystem in French Guiana; Problems and adapted solutions were proposed to improve French Guiana participation to H2020 calls.


The Scientific And Technical Advisory Committee Visits The Offshore Platform Of PLOCAN

Marine sciences & technologies

Canary Islands

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (COCI) visited the offshore platform of PLOCAN accompanied by the director of PLOCAN, Octavio Llinás.

Calls for proposalsEVENT
13/12/19 • 26/01/20

Azores strengthens support to Marine Research and Researchers

Marine sciences & technologies


The Government of the Azores has opened a competition to support research and development projects aligned with the Intelligent Specialization (RIS3 Azores), defined for the ‘Fishery and Sea’ axis, in na overall investment of EUR 2.2 million, co-financed by the ERDF, at EUR 1.8 million, and the regional budget. The Regional Secretary of the Sea, […]

MARSP final Conference
06/12/19 • 06/12/19

Azores held MarSP Final Conference

Marine sciences & technologies


The Marsp Final Conference aims to share the key outcomes of the project while providing na overall approach the MSP at a regional and European scale.
MarSP project intends to reinforce Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in Macaronesian, in the archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands. MarSP aims to assists the competent authorities of Portugal (Azores and Madeira) and Spain (Canary Islands) on promoting the development of operative mechanisms of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) until 2021.

05/12/19 • 06/12/19

Azores is the first archipelago to receive the certification of Sustainable Tourism Destination

Tourism, eco-tourism, nature tourism, cultural tourism


The Azores were recognized as the first archipelago in the world and the first region of Portugal to receive the Sustainable Tourism Destination certification.


Forward Mutual learning event – 3rd meeting

Canary IslandsLa ReunionAzoresFrench GuianaGuadeloupeMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

From October 8 to 10th, the first mutual learning event of the FORWARD project took place in Brussels at the Canary Island Brussels Office, gathering 22 representative of the members of the project consortium from 8 European outermost regions (OR). This meeting aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences among OR on the major obstacles and […]

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Forward second project Meeting – Reunion Island, 08-10th July 2019

AzoresCanary IslandsFrench GuianaGuadeloupeLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

From the 8th to the 12th of February 2019 was organised the Island Biology international conference gathering 450 participants from all over the world in La Reunion. In parallel of this scientific conference supported by the Forward project, the partners met for a Steering Committee meeting and several preparation sessions for the coming up activities. […]

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Forward Kick off meeting 12-15 Feb.

AzoresCanary IslandsFrench GuianaGuadeloupeLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

From the 12th to the 13th of February 2019 the consortium met in the Canary Islands for the kick off meeting of the Forward Project. The First Day was mainly dedicated to the presentation of the project partner institutions, with a reminder of the key objectives of the project. The Second Day was marked by the […]