SUPPORTED BY: WRIC-Oceans is supported by organisations leading the field of marine research
/ SUPPORTED BY: WRIC-Oceans is supported by organisations leading the field of marine research
SOCIB is a Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System located in the Balearic Islands, a new facility open to the public. SOCIB responds to a change of paradigm in the observation of our oceans and coasts, an observation that has evolved from being centred on a unique platform, to one now based on multi-platform and integrated systems.
SOCIB provides streams of oceanographic data and modelling services to support operational oceanography in a European and international framework, and in line with Eurogoos, also contributes to the needs of marine and coastal research in a global change context. The research activities are being carried out by IMEDEA, the Balearic Oceanographic Centre of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (COB/IEO) and the University of Bergen (UIB), among other organisations, in close coordination with SOCIB.
Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) is an independent Portuguese law firm with over 200 staff. Over the past 35 years, VdA has been involved in many ground breaking transactions in Portugal and maintained strong relationships with leading international law firms.
Proud of its increasing commitment to the Economy of the Sea, VdA has created a multidisciplinary team specialising in the legal aspects of this growing sector. In close connection with entities appointed to develop the Cluster of the Sea, and as member of the Association for the Knowledge and Economy of the Sea (Oceano XXI) and the Entrepreneurial Forum for the Economy of the Sea (Forum Empresarial da Economia do Mar), VdA aims to be one of the key players in developing this new ‘blue economy’.
VdA believes the blue economy may act as a lever for Portugal’s development through competitive and sustainable advantages. We hope and strive to deepen Portugal’s knowledge of the Economy of the Sea and to mobilise other maritime nations of the world, becoming a reference in the sector.