Discover Port Observatory : www.observatoire-portuaire.fr 


The Port Observatory uses a partnership approach, which brings together the port stakeholders in order to produce and share knowledge in the port sector.

It is carried out thanks to the collaboration of the 40 ports of the department of the Alpes Maritimes, the port authorities and the local governmental authorities, who contribute to a system of digital and geographical information, especially produced for the Port Observatory.

The themes cover all the activities carried out in the ports : pleasure boating, yachting, cruising, passenger transport (Corsica and coastal trips), freight, ship repair, fishing …

Discover the first economic atlas of port activities as well as the publication “New look at the maritime economy” on the Port Observatory site.

Expansion of the Port Observatory with the BlueConnect project

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The BlueConnect project, whose aim is to connect very small and medium sized enterprises to the strong potential maritime markets with strong potential, has recently been adopted by the INTERREG France-Italie MARITTIMO program.

This project associates :

- the Pôle Mer Méditerranée, as leader

- the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce, who coordinates the Port Observation of the 6 cross- border territories

- the Chambers of Commerce of the Var, Haute Corse and Sassari, as well as the port authorities of La Spezia and Livorno

Three sectors of port activities with high potential are targeted; pleasure boating, professional yachting, the cruise and ferry sectors, as well as maritime logistics.

BlueConnect will commence in January 2017 for a period of 24 months.