Forum Oceano

Forum Oceano 


Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar | Association of Maritime Economy is a private non-profit association created in 2009 and since them formally recognized by the Portuguese Government as the Portuguese Maritime Competitiveness Cluster. Fórum Oceano gathers members from the whole country, covering different key sectors of the blue economy, among them companies, business associations, R&D centres, higher education institutions, local authorities and other associative organisations. Fórum Oceano main priorities are innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalisation in Blue Economy and to promote ocean literacy.


  • Strengthen dynamics of strategic cooperation between players

  • Promote the competitiveness of the main value chains that use the sea and marine resources as the central elements of its activity

  • Contribute, in a sustainable way, to economic growth and the growth of exports and employment

  • Increase the blue economy importance to the national economy. 

Fórum Oceano has more than 100 members connected to the many sectors of the blue economy, like the traditional ones as: 

  • Seafood Conservation, Processing and Commercialisation

  • Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

  • Nautical activities and Marine Tourism

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Ports, Transport and Logistics

The emerging ones such as:

  • Marine Bioresources and Biotechnology

  • Marine Renewable Energy

  • Offshore and Oil & Gas 

And the complementary areas like:

  • Maritime Culture

  • Maritime Defence and Security

  • Services

Contact Information

Frederico Ferreira - Project Officer

UPTEC - Pólo do Mar, Av. da Liberdade S/N

4450-718 Leça da Palmeira - Portugal

(351) 220-120764


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