The Moffat Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University is the Cool Route partner responsible for Work package 3- Technical Design, Safety and Logistics, have engaged in several events throughout Scotland in the past few months, liaising with marine businesses and regional organisations.
Mr. Giancarlo Fedeli, Principal Investigator for the Cool Route at GCU stated, “As we are entering the final phase of the project, it is crucial to communicate with emphasis to all marine operators and beyond, the benefits the Cool Route can bring to their organisations in terms of visibility and market reach. The Information System is now up and running and it makes it so simple to jump on board; we are expecting a high level of interaction from the industry in the upcoming months”.
GCU has attended Sea Scotland Conference in June 2017 in Dundee, a great occasion to meet marine organisations, learn about sustainable practices and further spread the word about the project. Following this, in partnership with British Marine Scotland, GCU participated to the workshop held in Oban on 29th August, talking to an enthusiastic audience of marine operators about the shared goals of the Cool Route for the whole industry. On 14th September GCU hosted an additional event aimed at local SMEs at Largs Yacht Haven providing excellent facilities and great support for the Cool Route objectives. More events are to come in the next few months that will be open to the public for operators to attend, aiming at more remote locations of Scotland’s region.
Finally, Giancarlo Fedeli has been invited as a speaker to two main industry events to bring to the table the experience of the Cool Route to wider audiences at:
- Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, 8th November in Glasgow, and
– Arctic Circle Forum, 19th – 21st November, in Edinburgh
For more information on these events please find: