Projects currently running
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.
Visit the website: www.bbmbc.eu
Marine litter is a severe pollution threat with environmental, human health, safety and socioeconomic impacts and demanding regional collaboration. The CleanAtlantic project, which involves the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission as a partner, addresses this challenge and aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services by improving the regional cooperation and by reinforcing capabilities to prevent, monitor and remove marine litter in the Atlantic Area. Eventually, the CleanAtlantic project will contribute to raise awareness and change attitudes among stakeholders and to improve marine litter managing systems. Project outputs will be transferred to competent authorities and key stakeholders to improve management and facilitate MSFD implementation.
CleanAtlantic is co-funded by the European Union through the Atlantic Area Programme. It is a 3-year project led by CETMAR bringing together partners from Spain (CETMAR, INTECMAR, IEO, USC), from France (CEDRE, IFREMER), from Ireland (Marine Institute), from Portugal (DGRM, IST, DROTA, ARDITI OOM) and from United-Kingdom (CEFAS).
Visit the website: www.cleanatlantic.eu
SAFER – Smart Atlantic Seafood Clusters
This project is aimed to improve the innovation performance of the seafood industry by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation to give response to the challenges faced by a sector identified as key for the smart growth of the participating Regions. SAFER will drive innovation with a clear ambition of expanding the results into other Atlantic Area Regions, including Atlantic Canada, where this sector is considered as high-importance. The project will serve as a “capacity building” network to prepare the partnership to set up, manage and monitor the processes at the core of the project. SAFER, co-funded by the European Union through the Atlantic Area Programme, is a 3-year project led by ERNACT bringing together partners from Bretagne (France), Border, Midlands and Western Regional Assembly (Ireland), Northern Ireland (UK), Norte (Portugal) and Cantabria (Spain).
Visit the website: http://www.safer-atlantic.eu/