What is TIDE?
TIDE, or 'Atlantic Network for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism' project, focuses on the sustainable development of onshore and
underwater sites of historical interest on the Atlantic Area coastline. The project outputs will aid organisations
& practitioners in the Atlantic region tourism development sector to develop
new tourism products.
With a focus on maritime history in the Atlantic regions, the sites can
relate to shipwrecks, ports, battles, emigration, trade, forts, migrations,
castles and invasions. A key aspect of
the project is creation of new networked tourism products based on
rediscovering historical connections between regions on the Atlantic.
The sea leaves an indelible mark on the societies
that settle on its shores. Throughout history, it has powerfully influenced the
way of life of many different generations. In the case of the Atlantic, the area’s regions share links related to historical
eras. These cultural assets are a very valuable
resource that can be used as a vehicle for transnational collaboration,
solidarity and knowledge. The framework will be piloted with a particular focus
on specific historical eras including: Napoleonic, Spanish Armada, World Wars, Atlantic Migrations.
The TIDE project aims to develop and market new types of
multi-regional historical maritime niche tourist packages and visitor
attractions for the Atlantic by sharing cultural assets across regions,
supported by new technologies and transnational collaboration tools.
Organisations, regional and local public institutions, virtual reality companies, universities, tourism boards and development associations from Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, and Donegal, Sligo, Derry & Strabane, Devon, Loire, Cantabria, Cadiz and Madeira in Europe, are participating in the project.
The TIDE partnership
would like to invite organisations in the Atlantic Area with an interest in
maritime history & archaeology, local & regional development and
tourism product development to participate in the project. Please contact us for more details!