6th application stage – 2022 (comming soon)
Applications are closed. Soon will be launched the 6th round of applications – 2022 – for the territories that wish to constitute a Nautical Station, integrating the Network “Estações Náuticas de Portugal” (ENP), coordinated by the Fórum Oceano.
The new applications will be framed in the Regulations that are in the final stages of revision.
5th application stage from January 2, 2021
From January 2, 2021, the territories that wish to become a Nautical Station, integrating the Network “Nautical Stations of Portugal” (ENP), may apply to Fórum Oceano, the entity responsible for certification.
The period for the presentation of applications will be ongoing.
4th application stage from the 2nd of January 2020
From the 2nd of January 2020, the territories that wish to become nautical stations, as part of the Portugal Nautical Stations Network (ENP), may submit an application to Fórum Oceano, the entity responsible for certification.
The period for the submission of applications will be continuous.
3rd application stage for the certification process of Nautical Stations of Portugal: 1 July to 31 October 2019
The territories that wish to constitute themselves as a Nautical Station, integrating the Network “Nautical Stations of Portugal” (ENP), may submit an application to Fórum Oceano, the entity responsible for certification, until 31 October. The 3rd phase for submitting applications began on July 1st.
The “Estações Náuticas de Portugal” Network currently has 16 certified territories and one in the final stages of certification, on the mainland, distributed by the coast and inland, with the involvement of 52 municipalities and 4 Intermunicipal Communities, with over 680 partners, of which over 60% are companies. By the end of 2019, the NPS Network will grow with the certification of new territories, mobilising more than 800 entities.
In the second application phase for certification, which ended on 31 May, Fórum Oceano received 5 applications, involving the participation of 150 organisations, including municipalities, intermunicipal communities, business and social associations, regional tourism entities, education and training institutions, sports federations, nautical clubs, companies, port administrations, national maritime authority, among others.
The 2nd phase applications will now be analysed by the Evaluation Committee, composed by representatives from Fórum Oceano, Turismo de Portugal, I.P., ANMP – National Association of Portuguese Municipalities, APECATE – Portuguese Association of Congresses, Tourism Promotion and Events Companies, ANC – National Cruise Association, APPR – Portuguese Recreational Harbours Association, DGE – Directorate-General for Education, DGPM – Directorate-General for Sea Policy and FEDETON.
The new Nautical Stations will be certified at the 1st National Meeting of Nautical Stations of Portugal, which will take place on November 12, as part of the 9th edition of Business2Sea/Fórum do Mar, an event organised by Fórum Oceano in collaboration with CETMAR – Technological Centre of the Sea of Galicia. In 2019, the event will take place from 11 to 13 November, at the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre.
The applications submitted during the 3rd phase will follow the same evaluation process, with the moment of certification still to be defined.
As the certifying body of Nautical Stations in Portugal, Fórum Oceano has defined a monitoring plan for the NPOs, which includes actions such as monitoring visits of the Evaluation Commission to the certified territories, as well as the survey of training needs, for the organization of training sessions for the actors involved in the Nautical Stations. Over the next few weeks, the Evaluation Commission will follow up on its tour of the Nautical Stations in Portugal, which started at the end of June.
It is recalled that Portugal’s Nautical Stations are part of Geographic Information System of Tourism (SIGTUR) of the Portuguese Tourism Board. The ENP Network is also part of the European network coordinated by FEDETON, of which Fórum Oceano is an active member.
All the information about the Nautical Stations of Portugal can be consulted at: https://database.forumoceano.pt/p260-estacoes-nauticas-de-portugal-pt
2nd application stage to the certification process of Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP): 1st March and 31st May 2019
The 2nd application phase for the certification process of Nautical Stations of Portugal runs until 31 May.
Declarations of interest (up to 28 February)
From 2 January to 28 February 2019, there will be a period of “Expressions of interest for applications”
through the completion of a form that can be downloaded here. The aim is, on the occasion of the BTL – Lisbon Tourism Fair, to give visibility to the territories that will express interest in constituting themselves as ENP, in an initiative called “Nautical Route”, which will take place on 14 March.
Once completed the form should be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Nautical Route” aims to present the Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP) and WAOH! destinations following a “Route” with several “stops” at BTL. See here the provisional programme of the “Nautical Route”.
The territories interested in advancing with the presentation of expressions of interest should complete and submit the form available on the website of Fórum Oceano until February 28.
We recall that in the first phase of certification of the NPOs, Fórum Oceao received 17 applications, having certified 15 territories in the continent, distributed by the coast and the interior, with the involvement of 43 municipalities, 3 Intermunicipal Communities, in about 500 partners, of which almost 300 are companies (60%). Find out more about the first 15 Nautical Stations in Portugal.
Certification of Nautical Stations of Portugal
The certification ceremony of the NMSs took place within the 8th edition of Business2Sea – Fórum do Mar 2018, on November 16, National Sea Day, at the Congress Centre of Alfândega do Porto.
See here the list of certified Nautical Stations.
Workshop on the organisation of Nautical Tourism products
As part of the assessment process, and after a preliminary analysis of the applications for the certification of the Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP), the Assessment Committee, made up of a group of representatives of relevant entities in the development of nautical tourism and maritime policy, began a series of visits to the territories involved in the application processes.
The aim was to verify in loco the information submitted in the application, collecting additional data, and assessing relevant aspects for the implementation of the evaluation process.
Following the field visits, and to contribute to the work of finalizing applications, Fórum Oceano promoted on 2nd October a workshop on the organization of nautical tourism products
for the heads of the NPOs and partners involved, with the participation of Julia Vera Prieto, Director, and Founding Partner of Travelecoology and specialist in Ecotourism.
See Julia Vera Prieto’s presentation here.
Presentation sessions on the certification Process of Nautical Resorts in portugal
O Fórum Oceano, em colaboração com diversas entidades, promoveu em cada região a realização de sessões de apresentação e esclarecimento sobre o processo de certificação das Estações Náuticas de Portugal.
26 de março | 15h | Entidade Regional de Turismo – Consult the presentation
Organization: CCDR Algarve, ERT Algarve, Maralgarve and Fórum Oceano
March 28th | 10h30 am | CCDR Centro – Consult the presentation
Organization: CCDR-C, ERT Centro and Fórum Oceano
April 9th | 10:30am | ERT Lisboa – Consult the presentation
Organization: CCDR LVT, ERT de Lisboa, AML-Área Metropolitana de Lisboa and Fórum Oceano
April 11 | 15h | Tourism of Porto and North Portugal, ER – Consult the presentation
Organization: CCDR Norte, Turismo do Porto e Norte de Portugal, ER and Fórum Oceano
12th April | 14h | NERE – Núcleo Empresarial da Região de Évora – Consult the presentation – Consult the presentation
Organization: CCDR Alentejo, ERT do Alentejo and Fórum Oceano
Fórum Oceano receives 17 applications for certification of Nautical Stations
In the first application phase for the certification of Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP), which ended on June 30th, Fórum Oceano received 17 applications, involving coastal and inland areas, from north to south of the country, cross-border regions, around the Sea, marinas and marinas, rivers, reservoirs, dams, rivers and river beaches.
With different configurations, the applications submitted have the participation of more than 500 entities, including municipalities, intermunicipal communities, business, social and humanitarian associations, national and regional tourism entities, education and training institutions, sports federations, nautical clubs, companies, port administrations, the national maritime authority, among others.
The number and diversity of applications reflects the capacity of mobilisation and involvement of the territories in this certification process, foreseeing the constitution of a wide network of Nautical Stations, in a model that implies the existence of a Coordinating Body and a Nautical Station Council, a true local/regional forum for the participative strategic development of the ENP.
The applications will now be submitted to the Evaluation Committee, composed by a group of entities representing the central and local public administration, maritime-tourism operators, and other representative entities of the sector.
The certification ceremony of the NPOs will take place within the 8th edition of Business2Sea – Fórum do Mar 2018, on November 16, National Sea Day, at the Congress Centre of Alfândega do Porto. Benefiting from Fórum Oceano’s participation in FEDETON – European Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations, the certified Nautical Stations will integrate the European network of Nautical Stations.
This process has the involvement of the Ministry of Sea, through DGPM, the Secretary of State for Tourism, through Turismo de Portugal and the Ministry of Education, through DGE.
It is recalled that Fórum Oceano launched on 1 March 2018, at BTL – Lisbon Tourism Fair, the first application phase for the certification of the ENPs, having, over the following months, held a set of information sessions from north to south of Portugal.
All the information about the ENPs can be consulted here.
Fórum Oceano presents the certification process of the Nautical Stations of Portugal at Nauticampo
Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar will present the certification process of Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP) in the auditorium of Nauticampo (International Fair for Recreational Navigation, Sport, Adventure, Caravanning and Swimming Pools), on April 5th, at 16h.
Applications for certification of Nautical Resorts until 30th June
The first application phase for the certification of Nautical Stations in Portugal (ENP) has already started. The presentation session and launch of the certification process of the ENP was held on March 1, at the Lisbon Tourism Fair, in the stand of Turismo de Portugal.
Fórum Oceano presents ’Nautical Stations of Portugal’
Fórum Oceano will present the certification process of the ‘Nautical Stations of Portugal’ (ENP) at BTL (Lisbon Tourism Fair), on March 1, at 15h, at the Tourism of Portugal stand, located in Pavilion 1. The presentation session will be attended by the Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, and the Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho.