WorkPackages and Actions

The main objective of Access2Sea is to improve the exploitation and preservation of natural assets:

  • By unlocking the existing barriers (legal/regulatory, technological, existence of suitable areas in costal zones, social acceptance) to provide the industry with technical solutions to give aquaculture businesses access to shore
  • By enabling onshore production
  • By disseminating existing and new solutions and providing support to the aquaculture SMEs, to fix them or attract them to the Atlantic Area This way it is expected to enable SMEs to assess spatial opportunities to settle in the Atlantic shore new aquaculture business, supporting them in exploiting the natural assets in a sustainable way as well as in improving its performance through the improvement of their business model and be better accepted by local communities It is also expected that Access2Sea improves the co-operation between stakeholders, business support organisations, research institutes, national and regional administrations and local councils facilitating the innovation and knowledge transfer in Aquaculture sector.

Workpackages and Actions

In this section, you can find the different Work Packages and actions that we will carry out in the framework of the project.

WP0 Project Preparation
WP1 Project Coordination

This activity will be carried out directly by the main beneficiary, in collaboration with the rest of the partners.

The Work Package contemplates the external and internal coordination of the project, as well as all the activity of justification and financial management of the same.

WP2 Comunication

This work package that will focus on the needs and objectives of the project in terms of internal and external communication. It will be led by the CEEI Bahía de Cádiz in Spain

WP3 Capitalization

Capitalization is a process by which existing information and knowledge is analyzed and evaluated, as well as the knowledge generated within the framework of the project, in order to make it available and disseminate it to other organizations or regions, through the evaluation of results.

Action1: Capitalization of available knowledge

Action 2: Creation of the local follow-up committees (LFC)

Action 3: Action for change action plan

Action 4: Action for change position paper

Action 5: Position Paper presentation meetings

WP4 Space planning to foster aquaculture activities.

The main objective of this action is to address the problem of space aquaculture, building and validating a common methodology.

Action1: IEF methodology transfer

Action2: Access2sea methodology and indicators board

Action 3: Access2sea oppoortunities map

WP5 Development of social acceptability methods.

This action will assess the status of the level of social acceptance of aquaculture in the project territories and identify methodologies and initiatives that prove to be efficient to improve social acceptance with respect to the economic / productive sectors to define a specific methodology that should guarantee a fair level of social acceptability.

Action 1: Current state of the difficulties

Action 2: Inventory of new consultative initiatives to improve the social acceptability.

Action3: Access2sea social acceptance strategy.

WP6 Business models building for aquaculture farms

This activity aims to improve the business environment and the growth and job creation of the aquaculture sector in the project territories, addressing the key factors that impact the performance and sustainability of the companies in the sector.

Action 1: Aquaculture SMEs Inventory

Action 2: Regulatory and legislative frameworks inventory

Action 3: Access2sea Business Models

Action 4: Inventory of new sustainable aquaculture techniques.

Action 5: Access2Sea prospective missions

Action 6: Aquaculture business support

WP7 Access2sea Pilot Projects

This action will have as its main objective the use of commercial opportunities detected, support sustainable aquaculture activities (new and affected) and improve the social acceptance of these activities.

Action 1: Access2sea experimental approach to expertise new aquaculture sites. (France)

Action 2: Aquaculture activities installation Pilot Project (Spain)

Action3: Sustainable aquaculture activities Pilot Project  (Ireland)

Action 4: Aquaculture activities social acceptance Pilot Project (United Kingdom)

Action 5: Feed intake Regulation as a tool for Waste Management in Fish Production (Portugal).