The A-AAGORA project has just launched the national website of the Portuguese demonstrator, in the Centro Region, available at http://a-aagora.web.ua.pt.
The website presents the activities to be developed, following a Living Lab approach, involving companies, local and regional authorities and citizens in the search for nature-based solutions, for the conservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems.
The solutions will be tested, monitored and validated in Ria de Aveiro and then extended to the entire demonstration area, the coastal zone of the Centro Region.
The Demo PT team is led by the University of Aveiro, together with CCDRC, and has as partners the Portuguese Environment Agency, the Port of Aveiro, the Port of Figueira da Foz, CIRA, IPMA, PRIO and STRIX. This multidisciplinary team has been set up to implement solutions in the areas of decarbonisation, restoration of seagrass meadows, alert and protection of the coastline, protection and restoration of the dune system and transformation of ports and marinas into nurseries for the restoration of biodiversity.
With the aim of increasing citizen participation and training for local monitoring, there was a need for a project website in Portuguese, which would be closer and more accessible to the local community involved. Here, stakeholders can find news and events related to the Centro Region Demonstrator, get involved in the A-AAGORA Community of Practice and participate in the Living Lab. The site also provides institutional information about the project at European level, introduces the other demonstrators in Ireland and Norway, and links to the Mission to Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030.