Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean
Grant Agreement: EAPA_165/2016
Type: INTERREG | Atlantic Area
Duration: 68 months (11/04/2017 - 03/12/2022)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.

IST – Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)
Marine Institute – Foras na Mara (Ireland)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory  (Ireland)
IEO – Spanish Institute for Oceanography  (Spain)
Faculty of Science University of Lisbon (Portugal)
University of Madeira (Madeira – Portugal)
Natural Environment Research Council (United Kingdom)
IPMA – Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute (Portugal)
FRCT – Regional Fund for Science and Technology (Azores – Portugal)
PLOCAN – Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (Canary Islands – Spain)
Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique (France

Associated Partners
Direção Geral de Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos (Portugal)
DRAM – Direção Regional dos Assuntos do Mar (Azores, Portugal)
SRA – Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais (Madeira, Portugal)
Mercator Océan (France)
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno di España (Spain)
Agence Française pour la Biodiversité (France)
An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil (Ireland)
Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (United Kingdom)

Aim of the Project:

The iFADO project aims to create marine services at regional and subregional scale using the EU Atlantic Waters as case study. By filling current technical gaps, iFADO would use the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) implementation to demonstrate the application of innovative products. The project will combine traditional monitoring with cost-affective, state-of-the-art technologies: remote sensing, numerical modeling and emerging observation platforms such us gliders and oceanic buoys.

FRCT Involvement:
In this project, FRCT is the WP2 leader (Communication) and will have an active participation in the WP4 (Monitoring in-situ for MFSD), WP6 (Remote Sensing) e WP7 (Numerical Modelling).
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
908 158,75€2 724 476.25€3 632 635€
FRCT Budget
72 850€218 550€291 400€