Ireland is part to the Northern Perifery Programme 2007-2013. The Nordic Periphery Programme aimed to help peripheral and remote communities in the northern margins of Europe to develop their economic, social and environmental potential. This was achieved through transnational collaboration in the fields of innovation, business competitiveness, accessibility, sustainable development, natural resources and cultural heritage. In the 2014-­‐2020 framework, the “Northern Periphery Programme” is succeed by the “Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme”.

Organizations in Ireland participate to ANISTIAMO (Addressing New Challenges in Satellite Based Maritime Surveillance and Arctic) an initiative of Kongsberg Satellite Services in Norway. ANSTIAMO builds on previous research that focused on satellite derived information for maritime surveillance, and seeks to continue working with maritime agencies (e.g. naval organisations, coast guards) that are potential users of satellite-based products and services. With this in mind, the primary objectives of the initiative are to: validate the capability to provide products and services responding to requirements for information expressed by end users in the maritime security and Arctic Environmental Monitoring community; demonstrate benefits and utility for a defined set of products and services to a representative group of end users under operational conditions; obtain clear, credible statements from participating end users on the utility of the products and services delivered; compile convincing evidence on the viability of a future operational case for the products and services considered within the target demand sectors.


Economic and Social Research Institute is partner to to ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society /Climate Change and the Arctic environment WG), a project aimed at evaluating the Arctic climate change scenarios and their impact on specific economic sectors and human activities over the next decades.

  • Cork Institute of Technology is lead partner to SMACS (Small Craft Emergency Response and Survival Training for Arctic Conditions) a project aiming at developing of a safety and survival training programme specifically focused on the needs of small-­‐craft Arctic mariners. SMACS is partially financed by the EU by the Northern Periphery Programme.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND is partner to NETMAR (Open service network for Marine Environmental Data), a project that aims at developing a pilot European Marine Information System (EUMIS) for searching, downloading and integrating satellite, in situ and model data from ocean and coastal areas. NETMAR is partially financed by the EU by the 7th Framework Programme.

  • Marine Ryan Institute and Indigo Rock Marine Research Centre are partners to EcoFish (Environment friendly fish farming and use of cleaner fish), a project aiming at Developing methods and technology required to rear cleaner fish for use by the cod and salmon farming industry. EcoFish is partially financed by the EU by the Northern Periphery Programme.
  • Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) is partner to Craft International, a project To use integrated visitor/local sales/e-­‐sales activities to improve chances of survival for selected and badged artisan businesses. Craft International is partially financed by the EU by the Northern Periphery Programme.
  • European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology, ERNACT, University of Limerick,and Shannon Development are partners to DARRA (Digital Age in Rural and Remote Areas), a project aimed at closing the digital divide between sparsely populated / rural areas and urban areas. DARRA is partially financed by the EU by the Northern Periphery Programme.
  • West Regional Authority (WRA) is partner to TG4NP (Tourist Guide for Northern Periphery), a project aimed at supporting tourism industry of peripheral regions by enhancing the visitors’ experiences in cultural and natural heritage destinations with the help of multimodal mobile information services. TG4NP is partially financed by the EU by the Northern Periphery Programme.

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