iFADO EAPA_165/2016

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Innovation in the framework of the Atlantic deep ocean

Call 2016
Priority 1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
Objective 1.2. Strengthening the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processes

Lead partner:

Instituto Superior Técnico
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ERDF funding 2.724.476,25 €
Total budget 3.632.635,00 €
Duration 2017-11-04 - 2021-11-03


The Atlantic Action Plan aims to revitalize the Marine and Maritime Economy, recommending closer collaboration among member states such as to set up sustainable strategies for natural resources exploitation while promoting innovation and regional strategies that secure and enhance the marine and coastal environments. The European Atlantic Region (EAR) has the largest potential for “blue growth” due to, among others, its size, maritime tradition, and vast deep-sea areas available for exploitation.
The iFADO project aims to create marine services at regional and subregional scale using the European Atlantic waters as a case study. By filling current technical gaps, iFADO will use the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 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 modelling and emerging observation platforms such us gliders and oceanic buoys.
This project aims to downscale the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service products and to combine the conventional monitoring programmes with emerging technologies such as gliders, ocean buoys and satellite data, to develop tailor-made and innovative products.

Project website: www.ifado.eu

Partner Location
1 Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa (PT)
2 Foras na Mara Border, Midland and Western (IE)
3 Plymouth Marine Laboratory Devon (UK)
4 Direção Geral de Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos Lisboa (PT)
5 Instituto Español de Oceanografía Galicia (ES)
6 Faculdade Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Lisboa (PT)
7 Universidade da Madeira Madeira (PT)
8 United Kingdom Research and Innovation Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath Area (UK)
9 Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera Lisboa (PT)
10 Fundo Regional para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Açores (PT)
11 Direção Regional dos Assuntos do Mar Açores (PT)
12 NOVELTIS Midi-Pyrénées (FR)
13 Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Madeira (PT)
14 Mercator Océan Midi-Pyrénées (FR)
15 Plataforma Oceánica De Canarias Islas Canarias (ES)
16 Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente Madrid (ES)
17 Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique Bretagne (FR)
18 Agence Française pour la Biodiversité Bretagne (FR)
19 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil Southern and Eastern (IE)
20 Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs Westminster (UK)
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