It is far from the beach that De Noticias Magazine I decided to take her readers This Thursday, June 2, marks his 134th birthday. The Portuguese daily newspaper headquartered in Porto . dedicates 40-page blue economy special edition. Behind the title – “From the ocean to the future” – several marine and innovative projects launched in Portugal are highlighted in its pages.
One of them occupies the first page of c. WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submerged 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 title, that he has It already produces energy for 100,000 people. In just two years it has saved 58,000 tons of carbon dioxide2.
Two billion euros of investment
Among the other projects submitted is Bill Mill: a robot that recovers fishing nets lost on the sea floor or a GPS that guides and monitors shellfish fishermen, particularly famous ones. “perception” (“inch-feet”). Encouraging the initiatives highlighted by the newspaper In his opening :
“These are just a few examples of how innovation and technology are transforming the maritime economy […]. 943 km of coastline on the mainland alone, to which are added those areas of Portuguese self-governance, approximately the same number [Madère et les Açores]It justifies repeated promises to invest in the ocean.”
In this case, the c. Announces that Portugal will invest 2 billion euros, mainly thanks to European funds, in the blue economy to maintain its position “An emerging country in the renewable energy sector”.