In February the project partners met in the headquarters of CETMAR in Vigo (Spain) for the kick off meeting of MARINER. During this 2-day event, the partnership reviewed the project working plan and agreed on the detailed programme for addressing the tasks scheduled for the coming months. The University of Vigo took the chance to record interviews with MARINER partners for the project promotional video.
MARINER already has a meeting point for all those interested in learning more about this project. The project website has been operative since May and includes basic information about the project (background, objectives, tasks, partners, contact data and links to social media) as well as about events addressing maritime and marine related issues. The website will be constantly updated to include all the project results.
A MARINER poster and leaflet also offer a quick project overview (both deliverables are available on the "Results" section on the website).
In the beginning of June our partner Action Modulers was at the Oceans Business Week in Lisbon. This event, which was promoted by the AIP Foundation and the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea, was a large business meeting of the Sea Economy. It was attended by academic institutions, start-ups and R & D projects who exhibited their products and solutions to favour business networking. Action Modulers had the opportunity of presenting MARINER project to the different attendees that visited their stand, among others to the Portuguese Minister of the Sea.
On May 25th our partner University of Vigo participated in an exercise organized by EMSA and Xunta de Galicia aboard the ship Ría de Vigo (Spain) at which a new type of containment boom was tested (VIKOMA).
The videos and photographs taken during the exercises will be used for educational and outreach videos to be produced in the frame of MARINER project. We thank EMSA and the Galician Coastguards for their invitation.