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Interreg Mediterranean project: Ports small and medium alliance for sustainable development – PSAMIDES

PSAMIDES is a project in the field of blue growth, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and IPA fund, which links two critical blue growth sectors: ports and coastal & maritime tourism, strongly concentrated in the MED area.

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PSAMIDES objective is to optimize SMP operation and marina management by implementing innovative tools to manage touristic flows, better-controlling costs, providing more services to customers, and stimulating ports eco-innovation, reducing environmental negative externalities derived from the touristic activity.

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The use of new technologies to transform traditional operations in ports to more effective and dynamic systems, with simultaneously increased environmental and economic protection, are key demands of changes in port management systems. In seaports, business process management can be divided into different management categories such as booking management, environmental management, and energy management. All these management activities can be improved using information technologies that impact port effectiveness.

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The project is implementing in five countries, by ten partners. The coordinator is The Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean from France. Also from France are Port of Sete, Sud de France; Business and Innovation Sea Cluster- Toulon Var Technologies; and SAS Novelties. Spain is represented by two ports: Balearic Island Ports and Ports de la Generalitat. Heraklion Port Authority and Corallia Clusters Initiative are Greek partners, while Croatia has only one institution in the project consortium – the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime studies. Institute of modern technology Montenegro is the only partner from Montenegro.

The project will last 32 months and its finalization is expected by the end of June 2022.

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Contact: Yacht Agent Montenegro

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