RegioStars Awards 2019


At Centro of Portugal region, ECOMARE merges the Port of Aveiro (grey) with a Special Area of Conservation, the iconic coastal lagoon Ria de Aveiro (green), fostering the protection and sustainable use of marine biological resources (blue). In this infrastructure, seabirds, marine turtles, seals, and dolphins are rescued and returned to the wild, while blue-biotechnology and sustainable aquaculture contribute to the blue bioeconomy, delivering new services and products inspired by the ocean.

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Category 2 - Connecting green, blue and grey

region(s): Centro
Country(ies): Portugal
Fund: European Regional Development Fund
EU Contribution: EUR 4 100 308
Timeframe: 10/2011 - 11/2015
Operational Programme : Operational Programme Centro
Organisation: University of Aveiro