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MARMED | ACRUNET | GEPETO | HARVESTATLANTIC | LABELFISH | MARNET

Project

MARMED

Lead Partner 

 Universidade do Minho (PT)

Partners Countries

ES(3), FR(1), IE(1), PT(3), UK(1)

Budget / ERDF

2,066,765.96 € / 1,343,397.82 €

Summary

This project aims the valorisation of marine residues and sub-products from several companies from the marine sector, with demonstration of real cases (collaboration with industries as proof-of-concept) and on the other side to demonstrate the added-value and high-potential of applicability of those materials (marine origin biopolymers and ceramics) in biomedical applications, also with close industrial collaboration, that will evaluate the market potential of the applications to be developed and/or studied under the scope of this project.

Project

ACRUNET

Lead Partner 

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (IE)

Partners Countries

ES(1), FR(3), IE(4), PT(1), UK(6)

Budget / ERDF

2.251.115,74 € / 1.463.224,75 €

 Summary

ACRUNET aims to secure the economic and social viability and sustainability of the European brown crab industry.

Challenges include: managing supply from a shared resource to benefit all; poor quality consistency in live and processed sectors; increased consumer demand for products from responsibly fished stocks; shortage of value added crab products appropriate for modern consumer demands; poor market visibility and profile for brown crab product due to lack of appropriate consumer education, marketing and promotion. These will be addressed through forming a transnational network to identify and address factors to improve brown crab competitiveness through co-operation, communication and innovation with the following objectives: building an industry science interface to feed into management and policy for crab at national, regional and EU level; to develop and encourage the widespread adoption of an accredited European brown crab standard to deliver a quality, responsibly caught product to the market place; increasing economic viability of entire sector through characterisation, analysis and modeling of the industry
and the identification of key cost points; enhancing competitiveness by introducing innovative practices and products informed by the industry analysis and to increase the market presence and visibility of brown crab through focused marketing and education.

Project

GEPETO

Lead Partner 

Centro Tecnológico del Mar - Fundación CETMAR (ES)

Partners Countries

ES(3), FR(2), IE(1), PT(1)

Budget / ERDF

1.613.506,84 € / 1.028.738,67 €

 Summary

GEPETO (Gestion de las PEsquerias y TransnationalObjetivos) has been initiated by the SWW RAC and NWW RAC, network of economic members, gathering the fishing companies of the Atlantic bow, in order to propose long-term management fishing plans, real business plans for the industry. Taking place from 2012 to 2013, when the Common Fisheries Policy will be reformed, the project will be a concrete contribution to public policy for regionalization of fisheries management, now widely acclaimed. The project will focus on coordination, communication, realisation of a fisheries atlas, definition of management units and elaboration of long-term management plans for some pilot fisheries. These activities involve the fishing sector, scientifists, national administrations and NGOs. The project is supported by National administrations, European Commission and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions. The project budget reaches 1 613 506,84€ taking into account the rules of calculation inherent in the FEDER.

Project

HARVESTATLANTIC

Lead Partner 

Mancomunidad de Municipios Sostenibles de Cantabria (ES)

Partners Countries

ES(2), IE(2), PT(1), UK(1)

Budget / ERDF

1.003.555,60 € / 652.311,13 €  

Summary

HARVEST Atlantic intends to identify and exchange good practices and sustainable solutions based on innovation, diversification and marketing for the maritime economy and resources, in order to improve the socioeconomic situation of the Atlantic seaside territories, through transnational cooperation. In particular, it will contribute to the enhancement of competitiveness and innovation capacities in 4 specific subsectors of the maritime economy: a) Biotech & Nutraceutical; b) RDT+I in Navigation & gliding technologies c) Halieutic Industry and c) Green Maritime Energy. In parallel, it will tackle the transversal issues of the value added of the Atlantic products and natural resources, and of the Human Capital. For such purpose, apart from the compulsory activities of Management and of Communication, HARVEST Atlantic will carry out the following activities: a)Sectorial Analysis & Benchmarking/b)Assessment on Human Capital and know-how in order to implement innovation processes/c)Identification and adoption of policies and measures to support the innovation, diversification and marketing of the Atlantic maritime economy/ d)Creation of AT-OME: the ATlantic Observatory for Maritime Economy/e)Sectorial Workshops-Seminars and parallel Study Visits. The partnership is integrated by 6 organizations with the capacity to develop the project activities and planned outputs, from different and complementary knowledge and competences.

Project

LABELFISH

Lead Partner 

CSIC- CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS

Partners Countries

ES(1), FR(1), IE(2), PT(1), UK(1)

Budget / ERDF

2.253.355,90 € / 1.464.681,18 €

Summary

The objective of LABELFISH is to set up a network of entities with interest in the development of a common strategy and in the use of standardized and innovative analytical
techniques for the control of genetic traceability and labelling of seafood products. Expected outcomes are the protection of the both European consumers and SMEs involved
in fisheries and aquaculture in the Atlantic regions.

Project

MARNET

Lead Partner

Border Midland and Western Regional Assembly

Partners Countries

ES(2), FR(2), IE(2), PT(1), UK(1)

Budget / ERDF

1.309.946,11 € / 851.464,93 €

Summary

This proposal brings together a network of marine research institutions allied with regional bodies, with a common interest in analysing and
valorizing the marine resources available through the establishment of a marine socio-economic network that will create and collate comparable
marine socio-economic data and utilise this data to support marine socio-economic development initiatives along the Atlantic Area. The project
will examine the economic utility of the marine environment derived from the productivity of associated marine ecosystems along the Atlantic
Arc. The project will seek to enhance the competitiveness and the sustainable development of Atlantic Periphery through the continued provision
of a solid set of utilisable marine socio-economic information that would be vital for policy formation and economic development planning across
a range of marine related sectors and regions. The project will also result in the establishment of the basis for the sharing of marine socioeconomic
research knowledge and facilities across the Atlantic Arc regions and between scientific institutes and policy making regional
authorities. The long term objective of the Network will be to become a recognised collaboration of institutions with marine socio-economic
expertise available for consultation with a range of EU institutes & stakeholders across a range of marine sectors & regions.

 

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