Catalan Water Partnership | PORTS4ALL
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R+D and innovation
About This Project

Environmental and marine improvement through the combination of intelligent systems and ecosystem regeneration.

Execution period:

December 2021 – August 2022











The PORTS4ALL project is an industrial research activity that aims to offer an integral multi-technological solution with the objective of transforming grey infrastructures (such as ports) into key infrastructures (marine oases) through the restoration of degraded and polluted spaces, the recovery of lost biodiversity and finally to reinforce the fight against climate change. For this reason, the technological members of the consortium are researching in three different areas that together provide a comprehensive solution to address the challenges mentioned above:

  1.  New technologies such as 3D printing of CaCO3, or CaCO3 generation electrolysis and sedimentation systems that form the basis of metal structures that mimic nature, creating micro-sculptures and BioWalls in 3 dimensions that allow for the construction and regeneration of new habitats and biodiversity.
  2. Autonomous and remote control system for the collection, interpolation and visualisation of marine data and the generation of heat maps of the different indicators.
  3. Advanced systems based on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML-AI) for the prediction of harbour water abocations and how this can affect water quality in ports.
  4. A system of virtual sensors for extracting key indicators (biodiversity growth, oxygen generation and carbon sequestration) to help monitor biodiversity.

This project will improve sustainability in the ports with the highest concentration of pollution and environmental impact. In addition, the project will represent a step forward in economic development in the area of the Bavarian economy.


PORTS4ALL, with file number AEI-010500-2021b-34, is co-financed by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MINCOTUR) in the second call for AEIs in 2021 within the framework of the Next Generation grants and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.