The leisure nautical sector in the atlantic area.
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AuthorPérez Labajos, Carlos Ángel; Blanco Rojo, Beatriz; Sánchez Ruiz, Lidia; Madariaga Domínguez, Ernesto; Díaz Ruiz de Navamuel, Emma; Torre Olmo, María Begoña; López Gutiérrez, Carlos; Sanfilippo Azofra, Sergio
According to the so-called ”maritime economy”, maritime activities are one of the key elements of the
Lisbon Strategy. According to the European Union, those sectors related to the exploitation of the seas
have contributed to the building of the Atlantic Area identity. Some subsectors from the maritime economy
face tough times, while other o er great opportunities for economic growth and employment. In
this context the HARVEST ATLANTIC (Harnessing All Resources Valuable to Economies of Seaside
Territories on the Atlantic) project is developed, approved by the Atlantic Area Interreg IV-B Program.
This study includes the main results obtained from the above mentioned project related to the recreational
nautical sector in four countries from the Atlantic area (Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Scotland).
The surveys that were conducted among companies from the sector included di erent aspects related
with their location, innovation, human capital and policy making.