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Advanced test about new toxins appeared in the Atlantic area

Period: January 2009 till January 2012
Status: Completed

Institutes (8)  Top 
  • European Commission (EC), sponsor
  • University of Porto; Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (Porto) (CIIMAR), more, partner
  • Queen's University Belfast, more, partner
  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), more, partner
  • University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), more, partner
  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
  • Cork Institute of Technology, more
  • National Association of Fish and Seafood Cannery Manifacturers (ANFACO), more

The preservation of coastal areas and protection of their ecosystems is a primary purpose for the Atlantic Area Operational Programme , whose approach is taken by this project through carrying out research tasks that are promoted not only to the protection of marine environment but also to provide guarantees in other fields related to marine activity, such as food safety.

  • developing a reliable method of detection and control of marine toxins, which applies to the whole maritim zone of Atlantic Area.
  • establishment of a collaborative network for the collection and analysis of samples of marine toxins in the Atlantic Area
  • promoting the exchange of knowledge on the topic adressed by promoting, among others, the mobility of researchers in the Atlantic Area
  • enhancing the suistanable management of marine resources in the atlantic coastal area
  • encourage the adoption of transnational tools for protecting marine ecosystems
  • avoiding negative impacts that the emergence of marine toxins exerts on the economies of Atlantic coastal areas linked to concepts of food security and tourism promotion.

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