SEAS-ERA (2010-2014) is a project funded by the EU FP7 ERA-NET Scheme, which aims at coordinating the national and regional RTD activities on marine and maritime research. This 23rd and 24th April, CAAC was invited to participate in a meeting in Lisbon to discuss A draft Marine Research Plan for the European Atlantic Sea Basin, a document issued by the SEAS-ERA Atlantic Partnership. In addition, stakeholder views are now invited through an online survey until 31st May.
CAAC presented a proposal based on the necessary transfer from research to local authorities, so as to enable informed decision-making, effective local policies and ownership by citizens. In an ecosystemic approach of the Sea Research, the relationship with the land must be guaranteed. Other topics to be highlighted were the importance of the Atlantic Ports, the construction of proactive social acceptance and capacity building for policy stakeholders.