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
2-day meeting to discuss advancements and plan the methodology of coming activities in the project work plan
20.03.2019, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hosts the ceremony for the signature of the 2nd Call project contracts
The main focus is on expanded polystyrene (styrofoam), one of the most difficult plastic wastes to collect
Porto Municipality adressed the importance of a more sustainable territorial management in the Atlantic Area urban centres
This study allowed to understand the most urgent social needs and possible pilot actions for social innovation in the Atlantic Area
The event will be carried out following innovative and dynamic methodologies to improve the tools available to promote training and youth entrepreneurship
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10-11.01.2019, Santo Tirso
Young participants will have the opportunity to form new project ideas to interact with Santo Tirso municipaly
Recognition of the importance of new models of political management for the sustainability of the European space
The Joint Secretariat facilities will be closed from 24 December to 01 January 2019 included.