EC Member Maria Damanaki refers to PERSEUS as an "excellent project "!

The PERSEUS project received an honourable mention at the European Commission’s (EC) press conference for the Action Plan for Innovation in the 'Blue Economy.'

On May 8 2014, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, and Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, gave a joint press conference to present the Action Plan for Innovation in the 'Blue Economy'.

The “Blue Economy” Action plan aims in using ocean resources sustainably and drive growth and jobs in Europe. As the EC Member Maria Damanaki explains, the first step is to have a good knowledge of European Waters, at that point PERSEUS is mentioned as “excellent” due to the fact that it is connecting useful data for sustainable growth!

Learn more by viewing this video and especially after minute 14:35 with regards to PERSEUS.

The press release is very interesting and includes matters on seabed mapping and future activities through HORIZON 2020 and the BLUE GROWTH.

The EC’s Communication article is also available here.