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TIDE  =  Atlantic Network for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism
Using virtual reality to enhance historical maritime tourist attractions on Europe's Atlantic coast
Project Status:
Live Project
Project Leader:
EU Programme:
Atlantic Area Programme 2014 - 2020
Project Budget:
€2,462,268
Start Date:
May, 2019
Finish Date:
Apr, 2022
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The aim of the project is to:

Develop new types of historical maritime tourist packages and cultural attractions for the Atlantic by sharing cultural assets across regions, supported by new technologies and transnational collaboration tools.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Increase the number of visits to supported cultural sites by 500 per annum
  • Improve the policies in 30% of Atlantic regions for exploiting natural and cultural assets for economic development
Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Lead Partner)
Responsible for overall project management and delivery of the TIDE project

Juanita Blue
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Andalucia, Spain
University of Cádiz   (Partner)
Responsible for leading toolkit development, also providing expert advice on submarine visitor attractions & maritime heritage management

Adela Popa
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Andalucia, Spain
IEDT (Institute for Employment and Socioeconomic and Technology of the Provincial of Cadiz)   (Associate)
Assisting University of Cádiz in design & promotion of tourism packages and in capitalisation via long-term sustainability


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Cantabria, Spain
Gobierno de Cantabria   (Partner)
Responsible for leading development of online services; also design of the transnational project services & sustainability by liaising with stakeholders

Jorge Muyo López
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Cantabria, Spain
Rural Tourism Association of Cantabria   (Associate)
Assisting the Gov. of Cantabria in design & promotion of tourism packages and in capitalisation via long-term sustainability


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Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council   (Partner)
Responsible for leading and implementing activities related to the piloting of multi-region tourism packages

Aeidin Mc Carter
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Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Visit Derry   (Associate)
Assisting Derry Strabane D.C. in design & promotion of tourism packages and in capitalisation via long-term sustainability


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Devon, United Kingdom
Devon County Council   (Partner)
Responsible for development & testing of toolkit, online services and piloting of tourism packages; also leading capitalisation and sustainability of the project

Richard Hayman
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Devon, United Kingdom
Visit Devon   (Associate)
Assisting Devon C.C. in design & promotion of tourism packages and in capitalisation via long-term sustainability


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Donegal, Ireland
Donegal County Council   (Partner)
Responsible for development & testing of toolkit, online services and piloting of tourism packages

Barney Mc Laughlin
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Donegal, Ireland
Udaras na Gaeltachta   (Associate)
Assisting Donegal C.C. in design & promotion of tourism packages and in capitalisation via long-term sustainability


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Donegal, Ireland
Inishowen Development Partnership   (Associate)
Assisting Donegal C.C. in design & promotion of tourism packages and in capitalisation via long-term sustainability

Andrew Ward
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Loire , France
CLARTE   (Partner)
Providing Virtual Reality (VR) expertise and developing VR prototypes for other partners

Lionel Dominjon
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Loire , France
Saint-Naizaire Agglomération Tourisme   (Associate)
Assisting CLARTE in design & promotion of tourism packages and in capitalisation via long-term sustainability


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Madeira, Portugal
Madeira Tourism Board   (Partner)
Responsible for development & testing of toolkit, online services and piloting of tourism packages

Bárbara Spínola
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Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador   (Associate)
Contributing to development by providing access to archives and advanced sub-marine archaeological & positioning technology


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Sligo, Ireland
Sligo County Council   (Associate)
Assist in the capitalisation process to develop and promote tourism packages. Also providing expertise in engaging businesses, and operating museums and visitor centres to assist long-term sustainability.


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The overall objective is to develop new types of historical maritime tourist packages and cultural attractions for the Atlantic by sharing cultural assets across regions, supported by new technologies and transnational collaboration tools. The cultural assets could be in museums, shipwreck sites, or archives related to battles or migrating passengers and their stories, etc.

The main features of the new attractions are: They present cultural content from other regions, as well as their own; Connect visitor centres to real underwater sites that contain shipwrecks or submarines; Create a richer visitor experience by introducing new technologies such as Virtual Reality; Focus on historical niches that have left a cultural footprint across Atlantic regions, e.g., Napoleonic; Are based in existing cultural attraction building.

The expected impact is to increase the number of visits to supported cultural sites by 500 per annum and result in 30% of Atlantic regions using the project's outputs to improve their policies for exploiting cultural assets for economic development; It will facilitate local communities cooperate to develop new niche tourism services, create new local jobs, fix and attract people, create synergies between existing tourism providers and improve the economic and social wellbeing of the project regions.

The project tools and pilots developed will be used by other groups of Atlantic regions to amplify and multiply the above impact across the Atlantic Area.





CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom