Period: 2003-11-01 – 2005-04-01 (20 months).
Funded by: Comisión Europea
e-AQUA is an international project (INTERREG IIIB) involving Spanish, French and Irish institutions.
SPAIN: CETMAR, University of A Coruña, AtosORIGIN and Galicia e-Commerce Leveraging Centre (CESGA)
FRANCE: MADE IN B and CEMPAMA
IRELAND: AQUATT and BIM
SCOTLAND : Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers
e-AQUA project consists of Analysis penetration of ICT and promotion of e-commerce within the SMEs belonging to the aquaculture strategic sector of the Atlantic area.
The project was developed according to the following three coordinated steps:
1- Observatory: Analysis of ICT penetration and usage in the aquaculture sector of the Atlantic area. On this first stage, a research about the current status and possibilities of developing e-commerce in the Atlantic aquaculture sector will be developed. The aim is to gain reliable knowledge of the degree to which Internet and e-commerce have been deployed by SMEs and are operative in the participating Atlantic regions.
2- Training: According to the outcome of the previous research, structured training courses and/or seminars will be organised. Depending on the research results of the first step, course programs will be specifically adapted to satisfy the current aquaculture SMEs requirements with regards to e-commerce and main ICT issues.
3-ICT Consultancy: Feasibility assessment for the implementation of e-commerce in a precise number of Atlantic regional SMEs.