October 2023 – March 2024: looking back at the first 6 months

Overview of the actions carried out by the project partners so far.

SaferSEA officially started on October 1st 2023, and the partners met for the first time for the kick-off meeting in Brest on December 19th and 20th 2023. Since then, they have been actively working on the identification of projects, events, initiatives, regulations, stakeholders, infrastructures… in order to build bridges with other maritime organisations and find possible synergies.

SaferSEA started with actions of capitalisation, with the objective of building up a common database of projects, activities, platforms… that would be relevant to the project. The data will be published through various forms of deliverables:

- The identified projects, initiatives and regulations will be compiled into a report, in order to have an overview of the current state of the art, challenges, and policies in the shipping industry. The report will be available for reading and download on the SaferSEA website, in “Resources”.

- Numerous events dedicated to the transitions in the shipping industry will take place in the coming months, with a special emphasis on decarbonization, maritime safety and security, innovative maritime ecosystems… Details about these conferences are published on the project website, page "Events", even if they are not directly related to SaferSEA. The objective is to keep track of relevant events, to follow-up the topics raised and covered, and to identify stakeholders as part of our action on the 2nd work package (WP).

Raising awareness of the challenges of maritime transport
… this is indeed the objective of our WP2. The partners are currently working on an inventory of actors, tools and facilities in the Atlantic Area that actively support the transitions in the shipping industry. This will lead to the creation of a digital map that will be published on this website, and regularly updated. The first version of this cartography should be ready by the end of June 2024.

What is next?
We are moving step by step towards the next actions:

On May 30th & 31st 2024, a delegation from Brest, which includes Technopôle Brest-Iroise and Cedre, will attend the European Maritime Day in Svendborg, Denmark. Brest Métropole, city and county council of Brest, co-hosted the event in 2023 and joined a consortium of “EMD Cities” that will lead roundtable discussions on the challenges and opportunities for maritime cities. This will be the opportunity to give visibility to SaferSEA and reflect on possible replications in other European maritime basins.

Information about the EMD in Svendborg


On July 2nd & 3rd, the consortium will meet in Porto for the 2nd SaferSEA Partner Meeting. This reunion will take place alongside a European event called Climate Launchpad, of which UPTEC is the national organiser for Portugal. The partners are invited to attend the National Finale. We will also take advantage of being in Porto to visit local research labs and innovative startups committed to the development of solutions and innovations for a greener and safer shipping industry.

Information about the Climate Launchpad


On October 15th to 17th, 2024, Technopôle Brest-Iroise will host in Brest the biyearly event Sea Tech Week®. The 2024 edition is dedicated to Maritime Safety and Security, with Ireland as the Country of Honour. Cedre has been selected as workshop leader.

Information about the Sea Tech Week


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The SaferSEA project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg Atlantic Area programme.
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