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Blue growth

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PROJECT

EcoAqua

Marine sciences & technologies

Canary Islands

The EcoAqua project was developed in the framework of the EU ERA Chairs Program, more specifically under Activity: 4.1. Unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU’s convergence regions and outermost regions.

The main objectives of the 5 years project are:

1. To integrate an outstanding researcher and its team members to the existing local research network and consolidate the research team.
2. To develop the next generation sustainable aquaculture research in Europe under the framework of the Maritime Strategy Framework Directive and the Blue Growth Initiative.
3. To initiate innovative approach for aquaculture development within the Ecosystem-base approach that could improve European marine animal-food- production.
4. To develop sustainable aquaculture science and technology (S&T), uphold the S&T infrastructures, and push up the boundaries of the current research.
5. To provide training for university students and technicians and exchange the ULPGC know-how and experience inside the ERA and towards the Outermost Regions (personnel mobility, network building with ERA and OR research centres).
6. To convert the excellence in research into applications
i. Extent S&T excellence among Economic and Social Sectors (industry, local SME and other relevant private/public actors).
ii. Create public awareness en enhance the visibility of the ULPGC excellence (Scientific Workshops and Conferences, dissemination and promotional activities).

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PROJECT

MERCES

Biodiversity conservation & restoration

Azores

Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas

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PROJECT

ATLAS

Marine sciences & technologiesSocial sciences and social innovation

Azores

A Trans-AtLantic Assessment and deep-water ecosystem-based Spatial management plan for Europe

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PROJECT

ECOMARPORT

Marine sciences & technologies

Madeira

Contributions from European marine monitoring and blue growth strategies through cooperation and technology transfer between the public and private sectors in the field of marine science and marine technologies in the Macaronesian region.

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PROJECT

PLASMAR

Biodiversity conservation & restoration

Madeira

PLASMAR Project is developed with the support of the European Union, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Programme of Territorial Cooperation Madeira-Azores-Canary Islands (POMAC 2014-2020).