Creating tailwind for wind-assisted shipping

The ECOLINER

The North Sea Region Programme supports innovation that reduces the heavy CO2 footprint of sea carriers. An example is the SAIL project (2012-2015) that helped kick-start wind-assisted shipping propulsion (WASP), a low-carbon freight solution which is now […]

Eco-innovation integral to futureproofing of smaller ports

In a world where sustainability is increasingly in focus and ships are growing in size and volume, is there a future for smaller, regional ports?  A workshop hosted by the North Sea Region funded project […]

Seventy years later, the risk is still there: New project may bring the solution

The remnants of a Europe in conflict can to this day still be found on the seabed of the North Sea.  More than seventy years after World War II and  a hundred years after World […]

What does the future hold? Highlights from the North Sea Conference

The North Sea Region VB Programme is past its half-way point, and we are looking ahead to what the future might bring. This year’s North Sea Conference focused on current trends in the region that […]

A Norwegian look at the North Sea Region

Though not an EU country, Norway has been a mainstay of the North Sea Region Programme for over 20 years and has played a key role in many transnational projects. Norwegian organisations are currently involved […]

North Sea Region projects make their mark

From creative technology to farmland biodiversity, energy-savvy youngsters and shared mobility solutions:  North Sea Region projects are creating a stir with their novel approaches.   North Sea Region Programme funded projects are carefully selected based on […]

Bremerhaven capitalises on its European outlook

The German city of Bremerhaven bets on the power of transnational cooperation to reinvent itself and deal with socio-economic problems. Claudia Harms, EU coordinator at Bremerhaven City Council,  explains how EU cooperation is helping to […]