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On Friday 13th of July 2012, the constitutive meeting for The Maritime Innovative Territories International Network was held in Brest, France. David Horat, the Chief Information Officer of PLOCAN, was there to sign the new agreement and discuss over the future objectives and difficulties on the blue economy or maritime economy. This new international network consists of partners from Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, United States, China and Vietnam among others.

By signing this convention, the members create this network and formalize their intention and commitment to work together on the basis of the principles set out in the Strategic Note and the Action Program, with the following objectives:
  • To analyze the conditions as well as opportunities opened by sustainable development strategies of the maritime economy.
  • To develop knowledge of the marine world and the human skills required for a sustainable exploitation of maritime resources.
  • To act towards the goals of a blue growth, by exploiting the collective strength, knowledge and skills of an international multidisciplinary network.
  • To promote the concept of a blue growth by maritime communities and to sustain and/or contribute to the actions undertaken by international institutions working towards the same goal.