Portugal, a country increasingly turned towards the ocean

Portugal, a country increasingly turned towards the ocean

It is far from the beach that is Journal de Noticias I decided to take her readers This Thursday, June 2, on the occasion of his 134th birthday. The daily Portuguese newspaper, headquartered in Porto, is devoted to A 40-page special edition of the blue economy. Behind the title – “From the ocean to the future” – several marine and innovative projects launched in Portugal are highlighted in its pages.

Moreover, one of them occupies the first page of c. : WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm, is located 20 kilometers off the windy coast of Viana do Castelo, in the far north of the country. We learn from the address that he has “Already producing power for 100,000 people” In just two years, it saved 58,000 tons of carbon dioxide2.

Two billion euros of investment

Among the other projects submitted are Bell Mill: a robot that retrieves fishing nets lost on the sea floor or a GPS that guides and monitors oyster fishermen, particularly the famous ones. “perception” (“inch-foot”). Encouraging the initiatives highlighted by the newspaper in its editorial :

These are just a few examples of how innovation and technology are transforming the maritime economy […]. 943 kilometers of coastline on the mainland alone, to which those regions, which are Portuguese autonomous regions, are added in about the same number [Madère et les Açores]justify repeated promises to invest in the ocean.

In this case, the c. It announces that Portugal will invest 2 billion euros, mainly thanks to European funds, in the blue economy to maintain its rank An Emerging Country in the Renewable Energy Sector.

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