meet the partners
BVWW – project coordinator
The Bundesverband Wassersportwirtschaft e.V. is the economic and political voice of the maritime leisure industry in Germany and represents around 450 companies in Germany. The BVWW sees itself as representing the interests of all companies that are commercially active in the water sports industry. It is a community that can exert influence on politics and authorities. Through the professional associations organized in the BVWW, is it not only broad but also deep in its expertise and seen as an advisor for political decisions. This applies both nationally and internationally.
The aim of the professional association is to accompany construction projects for marinas with substantial expertise. The focus is primarily on infrastructure planning, taking into account sustainable aspects such as the use of renewable energies or the use of sustainable building materials.
Sea Teach S.L. is an SME, operating as both a Sea School and as Charter Agency since 1999 in the touristic “hotspot” of the Balearic Islands. It is also a regional VET and Adult Education Centre and its courses are attended by students from many different EU Countries whose ages range from 18 years upwards. The school is authorised to examine and award certification to its students after successful completion of the course. Sea Teach has used its business experiences to find solutions through Erasmus+ supported projects toimprove the status quo for problems the company encountered in its daily operations.
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) was founded in 1837 and is one of the largest higher education institutions in the country. Apart from the high levels of education, other main activity is scientific research. NTUA, through its various laboratories and has also participated in research programs conducted at the Foundation either with its own resources or funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and other public bodies or by the European Commission or, finally, funded by private institutions in our country or other countries, under the necessary academic conditions. The Maritime Transport Laboratory operates as a research and educational unit within the School of Shipbuilding and Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.
Frederick University is a vibrant private University operating in the Republic of Cyprus. Although the establishment of the University is relatively recent (2007), the Institute has a long history of more than 40 years in higher education. In this period, FU has become established in the society and the academic community as a modern university offering teaching and research work of the highest caliber.
The Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce is very active especially on environmental oriented initiatives, projects, as well as synergies with the academia, the private and the public sector.
european boating industry
European Boating Industry (EBI) is the European association representing the recreational boating industry in Europe. Its membership consists of national marine industry associations, as well as individual companies and organisations as sustaining members. This encompasses all related sectors, such as boatbuilding, equipment manufacturing, marinas, charter companies and service providers.
The development of nautical tourism, environmental transformation coupled with skills and qualifications are at the heart of the industry. EBI promotes and implements initiatives to further develop these areas.
The German Maritime Foundation, ‘Deutsche Meeresstiftung’, is a Non-Governmental Organization, with the goal to bundle existing ocean protection initiatives into one strong voice. The German Maritime Foundation creates synergies of knowledge and acting by involving science, economy, politics and society. The foundation sees itself as a moderator in the interdisciplinary dialogue between those responsible from environmental policy, raw materials and energy industries,from science and education, nature conservation and culture as well as from shipping, fishing, tourism and sport on the sustainable economic use of the seas.
They act as contact persons for ocean issues and promote the transfer of comprehensive knowledge about the use and protection of the oceans. The aim is to create a broad “seaconsciousness“: in political decision-makers, in opinion-makers, in the economy, in the general population and, above all, in the youth in order to achieve better ocean and maritime environmental protection.