The Associazione Mediterranea Acquacoltori (AMA), founded in 2002, promotes the care, protection and coordination of associated enterprises, in support of aquaculture activities along the chain. In 2020 there are 76 member, with about 800 aquaculture companies,mainly shellfish farmers. AMA is also recorded as a framework for research and development in the Registry of the National Research 58245ACX code, presenting projects at national level in the field of technological development in various areas of aquaculture, is recognized by the Ministry MIPAAF as a representative participant in the advisory bodies and deliberative, and since 2009 has been recognized throughout the Country as a legal entity, as well as certification of the Prefecture of Rimini ‐ local Government – Prot 344/2009/Area NI.
Role In Project
Within the Iliad Project, AMA intends to make its contribution to the following activities:
WP 5 - Deployment and Operation of Observing Systems, AMA will focus on sensors upgrade and testing, the integration, deployment and maintenance of monitoring systems and the training of Italian staff to use these systems.
WP10 - DTO testing and Citizen Engagement, will engage end-users in testing and validating the Iliad products and services, and demonstrate how they deliver synergies, increase benefits, and reduce risks.
WP15 - Outreach, Communication and Dissemination, following an end-user focused approach to maximise the impact of Iliad via outreach, communication and dissemination activities to a range of targeted audiences, in the national territorial context.