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BIM provides essential training and skill development for the Irish seafood industry, at its two National Fisheries College of Ireland, mobile coastal training units, in-person workshops and online programmes.


AX Hotels earmarked prime locations around Malta over the years for its distinct hotels, namely Valletta, Sliema and Qawra, all providing a unique set of experiences for its guests.

Mar Interior

This is a project developed by several organizations and institutions with the ultimate purpose of bringing maritime knowledge to inland regions of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, which has historically been closely linked to the blue economy.


The BlueNet project aims to reduce marine litter on the coasts of northern Spain through research and participation in other science and technology projects in marine environments.

A review of the main programmes and certificates for responsible tourism development

Dozens of different programmes, systems and certifications are available for tourism companies to develop responsible tourism. These certificates provide a number of tools for enterprises to develop their practices and products to be more responsible. Many of the certificates offer initial status surveys, a continuous development model, communication support, and instructions for creating an action plan. Some of the systems and programmes cover all aspects of sustainable tourism, others emphasize minimizing environmental impacts.


Aavameri Open-Air Adventures is a specialist enterprise for responsible sea kayaking in Finland. It offers an example of socially, ecologically and financially responsible kayaking in the Finnish Archipelago Sea.

Sustainable Gateways

This example is based on the project and report of the Small Ports – Sustainable Gateways to Coastal National Parks (Sustainable Gateways) project. The project developed small boat harbours located in the Finnish and Swedish outer archipelagos. The key infrastructure of the involved harbours was improved, infrastructure such as floating piers and service buildings, leading to more sustainable and pleasant gateways to travel in the sensitive marine and coastal area. The project was led by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife, Finland.

Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium

Inishowen Maritime Museum is a social enterprise on the banks of Lough Foyle in East Inishowen in Co. Donegal. It opened in 1994 and is now home to an impressive collection of maritime artefacts, memorabilia, and exhibitions, as well as tearooms and a gift shop, and their most recent additions, a 30-seater planetarium and two state-of-the-art virtual reality experiences.

Regional Skills

Yhden keskitetyn palvelupisteen tarjoaminen yrityksille, jotta ne voivat saada tarvittavia tietoja liiketoiminnan osaamisen kehittämisestä Luoteis-Irlannissa.

Local Enterprise Offices

Local Enterprise Office Donegal is the dedicated small business resource within Donegal County Council for promoting entrepreneurship within Donegal and for promoting the formation of new businesses in the county.

Providing Access to Opportunities for Blue C Organisations and Sectors

eTenders is the central facility in Ireland for all public sector contracting authorities to advertise procurement opportunities and award notices.

Grow Remote Irish Chapter 

Grow Remote, How to and Why, The Meitheal is at the core of Grow Remote, meaning we were built by many hands over the past few years Grow Remote exists to enable communities to thrive. Using remote work as a tool to do that, it removes location as a barrier to employment, and is one of the most efficient ways we can support local communities.

Failte Ireland

Failte Ireland is the national tourism body in Ireland. Their role is supporting the long-term sustainable growth across all sectors in Ireland.

Skillnet Ireland

Skillnet Ireland is the national agency dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland. Their mission is to facilitate increased participation in enterprise training and workforce learning within Ireland’s small and medium enterprises (SME).

Donegal ETB

Donegal ETB is the largest education and training provider in Donegal, providing a broad range of education and training services to around 25,000 students and learners on an annual basis.

Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association

Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) is a non-profit organization that provides environmental education and training programs for employees in the maritime industry.

ATHINA Maritime

ATHINA Maritime learning and development center is a foundation that aims to provide with training courses employees in the maritime sector.

Blue Growth

Blue Growth is an initiative that aims to inspire and help entrepreneurs the innovative concepts regarding marine and freshwater resources.


EPE is a company located in Piraeus and offers a range of environmental consultancy rervices in the marine sector.