Atlantic Whale Deal

Mitigating Ship Strikes and Enhancing Carbon Sequestration in the Atlantic

Blue and Green environment
Blue and Green environment
Priority
Priority
Blue and Green environment
Total budget
Total budget
3,50 M€
ERDF funding
ERDF funding
2,62 M€
Lead Partner
Lead partner
ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação (Madeira, PT)
Duration
Duration
01.01.2024 — 31.12.2026
Summary
The ATLANTIC WHALE DEAL aims to make sure that ships don't accidentally hit whales in the Atlantic Area.


Partners from different countries are working together to prevent these collisions that can damage biodiversity, trying out new and smart technologies to reduce ship strikes. They want to help the environment by capturing carbon (which is good for the planet) and making sure the ecosystem works well. This involves localization techniques to find whales, making maps to show where there's a risk of collisions, and creating tools to reduce noise in the ocean.

A team of experts in physics, engineering, biology, statistics, design, and social economics from four countries is teaming up with different organizations like the government, non-profit groups, schools, and businesses. The goal is to find solutions that work well and help society while also taking care of the planet.

ATLANTIC WHALE DEAL believes that by protecting whales, they're also making a positive impact on the world by keeping the environment healthy and preserving biodiversity.


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Partners:

  • Mar Ilimitado, Actividades na Natureza e no Mar, Lda. (Algarve, PT)
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canarias, ES)
  • Consorcio para el Diseño, la Construcción, el Equipamiento y la Explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (Canarias, ES)
  • Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (Norte, PT)
  • La Rochelle Université (Poitou-Charentes, FR)
  • University College Dublin (Eastern and Midland, IE)
  • Asociación BDRI para el Estudio y Conservación de la Biodiversidad Marina (Galicia, ES)
  • Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (Northern and Western, IE)
  • Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Atlantic International Research Centre (Açores, PT)
  • Direção Regional de Políticas Marítimas (Açores, PT)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Délégation Régionale Aquitaine (Aquitaine, FR)
  • Universidad de La Laguna (Canarias, ES)


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Associated partners:

  • Atlânticoline, S.A. (Açores, PT)
  • Fred. Olsen, S.A. (Canarias, ES)
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