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Industry Headlines
IMDO announces two new appointments to key management positions
Launch of Irish Marine Industry Network
Ireland recognised as International Leader in Marine Technology by The Maritime Alliance
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance project wins International Cooperation Award
Dublin Port trade increases 6.8% in first nine months of 2016
IMDO attend UNCTAD Workshop on Port Performance
IMDO sponsor Maritime Services Company of the Year at the IEA Awards
Permission granted for new cruise ship berth in Dún Laoghaire
Business
Maritime Commerce Forum 2017
IMDO joins Asia Matters
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Watch Officer Vacancies with the Irish Coast Guard
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Quantity Surveyor - Marine
Marine Engineering Graduate with BP
Statistics
Irish shipping volumes up 2% during Q3 2016
Policy
Marine Research & Innovation Strategy - Public Consultation
Commission launches call worth €1.5m to promote coastal and maritime tourism
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Commission launches call worth €1.5m to promote coastal and maritime tourism

The European Commission is making available €1.5 million to create nautical routes linking up maritime sites across Europe. The announcement was made by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, when opening the European Tourism Day conference in Brussels on 29th November 2016.


Coastal tourism is the most popular type of tourism in Europe. Two out of three European tourists prefer to spend their holidays on the coast, and nearly half of all nights spent in EU tourist accommodation are spent in coastal areas. Together with cruise tourism, yachting and marinas, coastal tourism in the EU provides almost 3 million jobs and generates revenue of 400 billion euros.

The Commission is supporting maritime and coastal tourism by funding new ideas, fostering dialogue, and promoting Europe as a maritime destination, in line with its 2014 'European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism'.

Its 'Guide on Funding for Coastal and Maritime Tourism', developed in early 2016, gives a helpful overview of available EU funding.


Read more here: https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/content/commission-launches-call-worth-%E2%82%AC15m-promote-coastal-and-maritime-tourism_en 

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