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Atlantic Network for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism

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TIDE  =  Atlantic Network for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism
The scope and overall objective is to develop and market new types of historical maritime tourist attractions and packages for the Atlantic, based on cooperation to share cultural assets across region

Project Status:
Live Project
Project Leader:
Funding Programme:
Atlantic Area Programme 2014 - 2020
Project Budget:
€2,462,268
Start Date:
May, 2019
Finish Date:
Apr, 2022
Project Website:
The aim of the project is to:

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:
  • To increase the number of visits to supported cultural sites by 500 per annum
  • To improve the policies in 30% of Atlantic regions for exploiting natural and cultural assets for economic development
RegionOrganisation / Role
Andalucia
Spain
IEDT (Institute for Employment and Socioeconomic and Technology of the Provincial of Cadiz)
Associate Partner
Andalucia
Spain
University of Cádiz
Partner
Cantabria
Spain
Gobierno de Cantabria
Partner
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council
Partner
Devon
United Kingdom
Devon County Council
Partner
Donegal
Ireland
Donegal County Council
Partner
Donegal
Ireland
ERNACT
Lead Partner
Madeira
Portugal
Madeira Tourism Board
Partner
Pays de la Loire
France
CLARTE
Partner
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
Banat
Serbia
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom