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New Cool Route Project Website Now Live

20 Aug 2015

Cork Institute of Technology are delighted to announce the launch of the new Cool Route project website www.sailcoolroute.eu. The new website went live in July 2015 and the goal of the project website is to keep partners, consumers and all stakeholders informed of ongoing work packages, to share knowledge, to open communication channels and to develop partnerships and networking relationships between the various regions along the Cool Route.

Cork Institute of Technology are lead project partners on the Northern Peripheral and Arctic (NPA) Interreg VB Cool Route project, which addresses transnational innovation, enterprise development and entrepreneurship across the programme territories covering Southern and Western Ireland, Northern Ireland, Western and Northern Scotland, The Faroe Islands, Western Norway, Iceland and Greenland. "Cruising Oceans on Latitudes above 51 º North" - The "COOL Route", was approved by the NPA Interreg Programme and will research all of the logistical, business, and marketing planning for the route which will support other complimentary maritime, and shore based tourism initiatives in all of the intervening regions.

The new Cool Route website is mobile friendly to allow visitors to access project information on the go. Lots of information about the project can be found on the website including aims, objectives and partner information. The website also features a secure partner login area to facilitate the sharing of documents, data and other information amongst partners.

A ‘News’ section on the new website is where various articles, stories and other information about the Cool Route project will be published. All stakeholders are welcome to send in any information, news, stories, event details e.t.c to the Cool Route communications team who will publish news and stories on the 'News' section of the new website. The website is a work in progress and will grow and expand as the project develops over the coming years.

Donegal County Council has responsibility for the communications element of the Cool Route project and are delighted that the new website is now live. Ms. Joy Harron, of Associate Partner organisation Donegal Tourism Ltd, said "the new project Cool Route website is an excellent resource for those who wish to find out more about the project, to get involved and to keep up to date with the latest news."

Partners in the COOL Route Project include Cork Institute of Technology (Lead partner and Business Planning), Donegal County Council (Project Publicity and Dissemination), Glasgow Caledonian University (Route Logistics and Planning), The Royal Cork Yacht Club (COOL Route Marketing), Derry City Council (Common Booking System), Torshavn Port Authority (Expert inputs safety) Blues Seas Marinas (Expert inputs design, realisation and commercialisation planning), Western Norway Research Institute (Rural Tourism Development). Associate partners include the Irish Cruising Club, Donegal Tourism, Sail Scotland, the Irish Sailing Association, British Marine Federation, Scotland and the Royal Yachting Association, Scotland.