06 Sep ThinkInAzul Promotes Scientific Collaboration in Cantabria for a Sustainable Ocean Future
On March 29, the first scientific-technical meeting in Cantabria of the Complementary Plan for R+D+i in Marine Sciences, known as ThinkInAzul, was held. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Comunidad de Cantabria (IHCantabria) and brought together more than 80 researchers from three key Cantabrian centers in the initiative: the Santander center of the Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO-CSIC), the Universidad de Cantabria (UC) and the Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la UC.
In addition, the scientific-technical coordinators of the seven regions involved in the project at national level were present: Galicia, Cantabria, Valencia, Murcia, Andalusia, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. The purpose of this meeting was to identify opportunities for collaboration between the various projects and entities that make up ThinkInAzul at the national level.
During the meeting, the coordinators reported on the progress made in their respective autonomous communities, highlighting the need to establish solid scientific-technical coordination, maintain a unified corporate image and foster cooperation with companies to promote initiatives related to the blue economy, such as maritime tourism, marine energy, maritime transport, fishing and aquaculture, among others.
This focus on promoting science as a basis for decision making in the development of public policies is aligned with the need to promote the blue economy.