Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) December 1, 2020 – The Vigo Port Authority is collaborating with the GMV business group in a program for the European Space Agency (ESA), with the ambitious objective of developing the necessary tools for the detection of marine litter and oil spills in Ría de Vigo. ESA has launched the “Atlantic Regional Initiative” program. Its implementation would facilitate decision-making in spill management and
would be a tool with great potential to identify the origin of the same. Satellite Earth observation (EO) data will be the raw material with which new applications will be designed. In Ria de Vigo, efforts will focus on the detection and monitoring of marine litter and hydrocarbon spills. Within the program, the “ATIN-BLUECO” project was selected by ESA to seek innovative solutions in the area of the blue economy that facilitate the implementation of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive (MSPD) and the Directive Marine Strategy Framework (MSFD). Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo (APV – Port Authority of Vigo) will collaborate closely with the partners in the identification of needs and demonstration of use cases. The olive institution dedicates a large amount of resources to reduce the impact of industrial and port activities in Ría, within its commitment to sustainability. This work motivated the collaboration proposal in the “ATIN-BLUECO” project. Vigo Port Authority will facilitate the search for synergies with other projects that are currently being executed within the framework of the Blue Growth Vigo Plan. Among them, their integration into the Marine Renewable Energy Observatory being designed by the PAV in the Portos project (Interreg Atlantic Area) will be evaluated. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo (APV – Port Authority of Vigo) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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