iFADO started its activities in November in Lisbon, Portugal
The iFADO project is committed with the creation of new marine services to support the Marine Strategy Framework Directive implementation
Since November 2017, the Atlantic Area project iFADO (Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean) is working on the creation of marine services at regional and subregional scale using the EU Atlantic Waters as a case study. By filling current technical gaps, iFADO will use the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) implementation to demonstrate the application of innovative products. The project will combine traditional monitoring with cost-effective, state-of-the-art technologies: remote sensing, numerical modeling and emerging observation platforms such us gliders and oceanic buoys.
The iFADO project is funded by the European Interreg Atlantic Area program in its first call, under the priority 1 "Innovation and Competitiveness". The project kick-off meeting was held on 14th-15th November 2017 in the congress center of the Instituto Superior Técnico - the University of Lisbon, institution that leads the project, with the presentation by the partners of all work-packages. Comprising 20 partners from Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom and Ireland, the consortium will strengthen the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services, and processes. The project has an expected duration of 48 months and a total budget of 3,6M€.
Expectations are high among stakeholders regarding the project’s long-term potential effects, for improving the European capacity to export services worldwide using this as a demonstration case study, thus contributing to the economy of the Atlantic Region, the success of Copernicus Programme and the European Space Strategy. The iFADO project shall also create synergies amongst the different scientific community and the competent authorities, by enhancing the incorporation of scientific and technological developments in the research, development and management policies.
For further information, please consult the project official website at http://www.ifado.eu/
Published on: 2018-02-01
What are the Atlantic projects doing to protect the environment and the marine biodiversity?
Building a sustainable and cohesive Atlantic: why do Interreg Atlantic projects matter?
AYCH project supports young entrepreneurs from 8 Atlantic regions
Financial seminar for beneficiaries and controllers of the Interreg Atlantic Area Second Call for projects
The General Directorate of European Funds of the Ministry of Finance will organize a Financial Seminar
Updated IT Platform for Progress Reports and Payment Claims
13.09.2019, Avilés, Spain
This event will be focused on the integration of social clauses within the local procurement procedures
SAVE THE DATE! Further information will be provided soon.
Available in four languages it highlights the news and events relevant to the scope of the Interreg programme and its projects
Atlantic Area project AYCH featured as an example of good practice in the entrepreneurship category
The future of transnational cooperation: what impact in a changing Europe?