Nov 23, 2023, 11:08:00 AM
This was confirmed by the President of the Port
Authority of Vigo, Carlos Botana, after meeting this morning with the
Secretary-General of the Association, Federico Fernández, and the President of
the Spanish Maritime Institute, Mercedes Pardo. In the meeting, Gerardo
González, Head of Project Division of the Port Authority, also participated,
and both parties have decided to join forces to present a joint educational
project that allows aligning current demand with existing offerings through
Likewise, the two entities will combine efforts
in various educational initiatives with schools in the Vigo Area, such as those
carried out by the Port of Vigo with guided visits to the "Nautilus"
underwater observatory and the historic ship "Hidria Segundo," or
those promoted by the Association, such as the construction of cardboard boats
by the children themselves. An exciting activity that goes beyond the
construction of vessels with recycled material, as it embodies fundamental
values such as teamwork, camaraderie, and the pursuit of a shared goal.
At the end of the spring of 2024, the boats
will be launched into the water in a joint and simultaneous launching
throughout Spain, symbolizing the vision of the sea as an inexhaustible source
of personal and professional growth for the future. Finally, the Port Authority
of Vigo and Blue Education will seek synergies to enhance the Camino de
Santiago, as the association travels the French Way by sea, and from the Port,
the Traslatio route is promoted. The goal is to unite both initiatives.
• The President of the Port Authority of Vigo, Carlos Botana, and the Rector of the University of Vigo, Manuel Joaquín Reigosa, have signed a collaboration agreement laying the groundwork for the joint realization of the 3rd edition of the Scientists Meet Artists program. • The agreement between both entities aims to make this initiative more appealing to the people of Vigo, increasing its impact and visibility while enhancing interaction between the port and the city. • The building of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo has become the canvas on which artist Delio Rodríguez has created a mural of urban art focusing on ocean observation. The goal is to visualize and disseminate aspects related to the marine world.
• Carlos Botana presents a series of initiatives to the Advisory Council and the Regional Ministry of the Sea, which will be previously agreed upon with the sector. • A commitment to initiate a process of reinvention and modernization to become a worldwide reference. • El Berbés users join forces to seek solutions and express their full willingness to collaborate in revitalizing fishing activity. • The Regional Ministry of the Sea approves the new plan, recognizing the importance of fishing for Galicia and Vigo.
• The project involves 11 partners from various public and private entities in Spain, France, Ireland, and Portugal, part of the transportation and bioenergy ecosystem. • The EnergyLab Technological Center, leading the project, and the Port of Vigo will conduct pilot tests to assess the feasibility of using hydrogen as fuel for port fleet vehicles and methanol for potential use in ships.