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Cool Route Project Wins International Award

Cool Route Project Wins International Award

23 October, 2018

A fantastic win for the Hincks Centre and all the project partners for their work on the Cool Route Project. Dr Orla Flynn, Vice President, External Affairs accepted the Sustainability Award at the 'Oscars' for Atlantic Area projects at the 5th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Vigo, Spain.


Dr. Orla Flynn (third from left) after receiving the Sustainability Award


The ambitious 3 year project, led by Dr Breda Kenny with the CIT team - Gerard O'Donovan, John McAleer, Isabel Rossiter, Rebecca Robinson, Aisling ConwayLenihan and Helen McGuirk, developed a sailing route along the North West Coast of Europe. The route starts in Cork harbour, sails along the magnificent south and west coasts of Ireland to Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands and ends in Northern Norway.


The Cool Route


Cruising Oceans On Latitudes above 51 degrees North – the COOL route, co-financed by Interreg, involved research of the logistical, business and marketing plan for the route with the ultimate aim of offering support to compliment maritime and shore based tourism initiatives and SMEs in all of the regions along the route.


Orla Flynn & John McAleer 



Project partners included Hincks Centre (Lead), Royal Cork Yacht Club, Donegal County Council, Glasgow Caledonian University, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Faroe’s Torshavn Port Authority and Western Norway Research Institute with a number of associate partners.


Well done CIT for another prestigious International award.


For more information about Cool Route click here.


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