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Company that develops its activity mainly on the Tagus River (RĂ­o Tajo) offering river cruises for tourism and leisure activities.

Hotel Kakola

ΤHotel Kakola is a private, Finnish boutique hotel located in the former prison of the coastal city of Turku, former capital of Finland. Since the beginning of its operation, the hotel has focused on responsible choices and cooperation with local entrepreneurs.


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.

Yachting Malta

Yachting Malta is a public private partnership between the Government of Malta and the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Launched in April 2015, the organisation’s primary role is to identify and attract high profile yachting events to the Maltese Islands, including sailing regattas, power racing, boat shows, yachting awards & conferences. Yachting Malta also aims to enhance the quality and growth of already established event.


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.

Port of Barcelona

The Port of Barcelona is the main logistics hub in the Mediterranean and leads the ranking drawn up by Blackpool Digital to measure the digital presence of Spanish ports.


It is a company from Extremadura that organizes all kinds of water activities for tourists, groups, families or corporate events, paying special attention to their accessibility.

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.


Incubazul was created as a business incubator in Cadiz that aims to be a benchmark for the blue economy throughout Spain and to promote talent and innovative ideas with the seas and oceans as the main focus.

Garganta de los Infiernos: actividades en la naturaleza

This company specialized in ecotourism guides and aquatic activities in nature, which in Extremadura is a great tourist attraction. It stands out for its sustainable approach to the exploitation of natural resources and the regional environment.

EnvironSmart Navigation Natura

It is an entity specialized in the development of technological solutions with smart technology implementation, also in the blue economy sector.

Cádiz Atlántica

It is a company located in the province of Cadiz, presenting an immersive experience around the Atlantic Ocean.


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.


The Alqueva region is an area of cross-border cooperation between Spain and Portugal whose economic activity revolves largely around the exploitation of its aquatic resources.

The Great Bubble Barrier

Capturing plastic pollution through a bubble barrier in rivers.


Restoring connection between the Wadden Sea World Heritage and Friesland to improve quality of life, turnover and jobs.


Bringing 49 regions form different countries around the North Sea to create new opportunities for Blue Growth.


Creating better conditions for sustainable development of the area in the fields of shipping, energy and environment while capturing synergies and preventing incompatibilities.


Creating a framework to monitor ambient noise in the North Sea.

Zero Emission Services

Zero Emission Services (ZES) aims to create a more sustainable inland shipping possible with a new, clean and affordable transportation system

Cornelis Vrolijk

Also known as the fishermen of tomorrow, Cornelis Vrolijk dives into the field of responsible fishing with the aim of contributing to healthy lives and protecting the sea for now and the coming generation.


An ocean renewable consultancy and project agency that works towards blue economy through the close linkages between sources of energy, climate change and the wellbeing of people in the field of innovative offshore renewable energy solutions.


Boskalis is a leading global contractor and service provider that provides innovative and competitive all-around solution from their unique combination of experts, vessels an services to their clients in the offshore energy sector, ports and coastal and delta regions of the world.

Oceans of Energy

Working towards a safe a successful installation of floating solar farms within offshore (multi-use) wind farms.


Predictive technology for preventative maintenance of assets in the maritime sector that can cut unnecessary costs up to 40%.

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.

Ab Kasnäsudden Oy

This example describes how one family-owned tourism resort implements a variety of sustainable practices in its daily operation. The resort operates in the Archipelago area of the Southwest Finland.

Saimaa Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking are definitely sustainable ways of travelling. While in the sensitive Saimaa Lake district, it is essential to respect the local people and fragile environment and leave no traces of one ever being there. Regenerative travel means that the destination should be in a better condition after your stay there.

Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland

National parks as well as other protected nature areas are popular tourist attractions. Only by co-operation of the bodies managing them, can protected areas be used for tourism purposes as then these activities concur with conservation objectives.

Reducing food waste to increase sustainability in tourism

Example on Reducing food waste to increase sustainability in tourism comprises simple measures to reduce food waste in hospitality sector.

Sustainable Travel Finland

Sustainable Travel Finland label (STF) provides companies and destinations with a concrete toolkit for sustainable travel, which facilitates the adoption of sustainable measures and choices in the everyday operations of a region or company.

Digital Open Badges – Microcredentials to Increase Competence in Sustainable Tourism

Digital Open Badges – Microcredentials to Increase Competence in Sustainable Tourism are being developed for the Finnish tourism and hospitality professionals and those currently outside the labour force in order to support flexible forms of upskilling and validating their skills and competences. The digital Open Badges promote green and sustainable practises in the tourism and hospitality sector at national, regional and local levels.

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.

ChangeMakers Donegal

The project aims to raise awareness, understanding and most importantly action for a more fair and just world. We connect with adults throughout County Donegal through a broad range of activities.

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 Technology Society

Hellenic marine technology society (HMTS) is a non-profit organization that aims to bring together individuals as well as organizations in the maritime industry.

Greek Travel Pages

Greek travel pages is an online platform that provides with information related to travelling all around Greece.


Travelotopos is a company that provides booking services and cooperates with organizations within the blue economy sector such as travel agencies, hotels and attractions.

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 Horizons

Blue Horizons is an initiative to present and promote the blue economy sector and its opportunities to entrepreneurs.

Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd

Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd is a company providing travel and cruise sales while cooperating with a wide range of companies from the blue economy sector such as ports, marinas and entrepreneurs.

Blue Growth

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

Marine Money Greece

Marine Money Greece is a financial technology (Fintech Company) that provides financial solutions and services to the shipping sector.


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