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Fórum Oceano is the managing entity of the Portuguese Sea Cluster, certified and recognized by the Ministry of Economy and the Sea, the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Planning and Infrastructure.

+150 Associates

Fórum Oceano has more than 150 associates, from the most diverse sectors of the economy of the Sea, including public and private companies, business associations, R&D centers, educational institutions, local authorities and other associative organizations.

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Hub Azul Portugal is a network of innovation hubs for the blue economy that brings together companies, investors, universities, research institutes and other entities related to the maritime sector.

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Nautical Stations Portugal

Certified by Fórum Oceano

The network of Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP), certified and coordinated by Fórum Oceano, has 38 certified Nautical Stations distributed throughout the continent, coast and interior, involving approximately 1,250 entities.

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MedBAN Mediterranean Blue Acceleration Network

The MedBAN project mobilizes SMEs in the EU's blue economy to adopt processes and technologies for a greener, more digital and more resilient economy.

What do we have to offer


Promotion of strategic partnerships, access to international networks and support for innovation and technological development in the Blue Economy.


Professional training and qualification programmes, collaboration with educational institutions and research centres to develop knowledge and skills in the area of the Blue Economy.

Market Intelligence

Market analyses, strategic studies and relevant information to support decision-making and business strategies in the Blue Economy.

Investment Support

Access to sources of funding, guidance on project development, matchmaking between members and investors and investment opportunities in the Blue Economy.


Identification of target markets, establishment of international partnerships and access to crucial resources and information to expand business in the Blue Economy at a global level.


Promoting collaboration with research centres and facilitating access to funding for innovative projects to develop and implement innovative solutions in the Blue Economy.

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Blue Network

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BlueTech Cluster Alliance

Fórum Oceano is the world headquarters of BTCA, a global network of BlueTech clusters committed to promoting sustainable investment and the growth of blue industries through active collaboration at regional, national and international level.

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BlueInvest Community

Community where entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and innovation stakeholders can plug in to the Blue Economy. Our content and activities promote Blue Growth and help SMEs and start-ups access finance and business opportunities.

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Hub Azul Dealroom

Hub Azul Dealroom is an online platform that is part of the Hub Azul Portugal ecosystem and aims to connect startups, SMEs and investors interested in the Economy of the Sea. It is a tool that allows matchmaking between companies and investors to create investment opportunities and partnerships.

Blue Markets Data

Blue Economy Barometer

Web-based platform that consolidates data from different industry sub-sectors of the Blue Economy, and compares several indicators for different countries.

Hub Azul Dealroom

The digital platform for the global internationalisation of the Blue Economy in Portugal, promoted by Fórum Oceano, for a global ecosystem that connects blue innovators with investors.

Euronext Lisbon

Euronext Lisbon is a stock exchange in Lisbon, Portugal. It is part of Euronext pan-European exchange. The most famous index is PSI-20.

Blue Invest

European Commission initiative with the aim to accelerate new ocean-based technologies and solutions to unlock innovation and investment opportunities in the sustainable blue economy.

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Featured Projects

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Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network

AspBAN is a project centred on the development of a dynamic acceleration platform to help the EU's Atlantic ports function as hubs of the blue economy.

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GreenOffshoreTech is a cluster-facilitated project with the aim of supporting innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promoting the development of emerging blue economy industries through the creation of new cross-sector and cross-border value chains based on shared challenges and the deployment of key enabling technologies.

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Portugal Blue Digital Hub

A consortium led by Fórum Oceano with the aim of accelerating the digital and ecological transformation of SMEs and public sector organisations in the Portuguese blue economy sector, speeding up the use of Artificial Intelligence-based technologies that not only digitise, but also decarbonise and 'circularise' the processes and business models of SMEs and public sector organisations.

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The CONSORTEX project aims to form at least five export consortia made up of interregional European SMEs specialising in the manufacture of certain integrated assemblies for ships and maritime structures.

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In Portugal and Europe, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the sea, driving blue and sustainable growth, is an important objective. The tecAltantic project includes vocational training for young people, training for employability in areas considered key to the development of the blue economy and training for blue entrepreneurship.

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The project aims to bridge the gap between existing needs and the current skill set of Maritime Cluster Managers, ensuring the improvement of competences, to draft an innovative professional profile for greater competitiveness of Maritime Clusters in the Mediterranean area and to boost innovation and sustainable growth in the Blue Economy sector.

Featured Initiatives

Stay up to date with our latest initiatives!


The ENP (Nautical Stations of Portugal) Network certified and coordinated by Fórum Oceano will once again be present at BTL at the various stands of the ERT - Regional Tourism Entities.


BTL – Lisbon Tourism Exchange, the largest tourism fair in the country, organized by the AIP Foundation, took place from February 28th to March 3rd, at FIL, in Lisbon. The Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP) were present at BTL 2024 with the “Nautical Portugal” Route, which took place on February 29th, Thursday, through Regional Sessions that took place at the Stands of the Regional Tourism Entities (Algarve , Lisbon, Porto and North, Central Portugal and Alentejo and Ribatejo) and the National Session, hosted by the ERT Alentejo and Ribatejo Stand.


Novarium and the Fórum Oceano have signed a pan-Atlantic partnership to promote ocean investment and accelerate the growth of the Blue Economy in regional and international networks, with a particular focus on Ocean Artificial Intelligence.

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Fórum Oceano is the managing entity of the Portuguese Sea Cluster, certified and recognised by the Ministry of Economy and the Sea, the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Planning and Infrastructure.

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