DGPM attends the event "Blue Connectivity, Fostering Digital Technologies for the Blue Economy" organised by Ubiwhere in Aveiro


Day dedicated to the presentation of the Blue Growth Programme Projects at the forefront of Innovation


On April 4th, the promoter Ubiwhere organised the event "Blue Connectivity, Fostering Digital Technologies for the Blue Economy", at their headquarters, in Aveiro, promoting the dissemination of research and technology projects in the scope of the Blue Economy, as well as, a wide discussion on the potential of collaborative innovation in this sector.

The event was attended by the Secretary of State of the Sea, José Maria Costa, the Norwegian Ambassador in Portugal, Tove Bruvik Westberg, and the Director-General for Maritime Policy, Marisa Lameiras da Silva. These interventions was under the scope of the EEA Grants Blue Growth Programme 2014-2021, operated by the Directorate-General for Maritime Policy.

In the morning there was a working meeting organised by the Port of Aveiro Administration to became aware of the strategic priorities and case studies of this port, as well as the strengthening of institutional relations between the Port of Aveiro Administration, the Secretary of State for Sea and the Norwegian Embassy.

In the event "Blue Connectivity", there was also the presentation of several promoters of projects financed by the DGPM Blue Growth Program - Directorate General for Maritime Policy: Zenithwings; Peladrone; Pixair (António Pedro Maia Brasil) R5e Consulting Engineers; Nitrogen Sensing Solutions.

One of the highlighted projects promoted by Ubiwhere was the WOSUP project, which is based on the removal of marine litter in the Ocean, more precisely the removal of plastic and its derivatives. It lists software-based mechanisms to enhance and leverage the discovery of the location and size of marine litter accumulations.

With a more assertive identification of the large concentrations in the Ocean and creating the necessary conditions to increase the efficiency of the collection activity, it is expected that the volume of plastic collected will be much higher than the one collected in nowadays.

The WOSUP project is funded by the EEA Grants Blue Growth Programme 2014-2021.


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