The urban World Heritage sites (WHS) represent an important cultural value in the context of the Atlantic Area. The AtlaS.WH project intends to create a network of urban WHS, by addressing common challenges related to the protection of their identity, while enhancing their cultural assets, in order
The Atlantic Area (continental shelf and islands) is particularly rich in marine resources and despite the richness of these resources, both in quantity and biodiversity. Commercial exploitation is predominantly focused on fishing for food and directing by-products for feed. However, their relevance
The nautical industry offers a significant potential for job creation and is a vector for economic development and wealth for the Atlantic Area territories. The marine leisure industry is worth EUR 8.9Bn and employs 85,000 people across the Atlantic Area.
The CAPITEN project has 2 goals:
- to pro
In northern Europe, squid, octopus and cuttlefish fishery catches and products are underutilized, while in the south their added value is more important. Cephalopod stocks are not subject to quota management at EU level and opportunities exist to further develop fisheries and markets.
Marine litter is a severe pollution threat with environmental, human health, safety and socioeconomic impacts and demanding regional collaboration. CleanAtlantic addresses this challenge and aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor
Cockles provides meaningful environmental, societal, cultural, as well as economic benefits to coastal communities in the five Atlantic Area countries, but are threatened by disease and sub-optimal management.
The Cockles project will restore production and the services provided by this emblematic
Dairy production is an important economic activity in Atlantic Area. With expanding dairy production, among world leaders, faces market volatility and climatic hazards and the need for more efficient use of natural resources to improve competitiveness.
From Scotland to Azores, The Dairy-4-Future p
As acknowledged by the Smart Specialization Strategies (S3s) of European coastal regions, Marine Biological Resources (MBRs) are one of the main services provided by coastal ecosystems, having a great potential to promote regional economic development and employment through blue biotechnology, and t
Microalgae comprise 30,000+ known photosynthetic microorganisms, however, few are used commercially. This natural resource offers a great number of industrial possibilities by exploiting their chemical composition with growth manipulations. At the same time, this complexity can overwhelm enterprises
The GeoAtlantic project pursues to promote the use of geothermal energy in the communities through the joint development of tools and methodologies that make possible the creation of favourable local ecosystems, both for heat and power.
The general objective of this project is to develop cooperati