Excellens Mare Award

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has been dedicated throughout His life to the sustainable development of the oceans and coastal communities. Through his personal involvement as a leader, as a diver and as an explorer visiting every ocean, including the Arctic and the Antarctic, and through His Foundation which is a global reference in the ocean environmental protection, HSH Prince Albert II has a remarkable experience in the implementation of an integrated vision of sustainable development of sea-related activities with an extraordinary global impact.

Valoris Mare Award

PSA group

With extraordinary experience in the management of port terminals, allowing it to handle, globally, around 230,000 containers per day, the PSA group contributes to the continuous improvement of port terminal management services worldwide and ensures the fluid circulation of a very significant part of the intercontinental maritime cargo that arrives at the port terminals it manages. PSA’s excellence greatly contributes to adding significant value to the sector In which it operates.

Identitas Mare Award

Gil Eannes Foundation

The Gil Eannes Foundation was born in the context of the extraordinary action of the citizens of Viana do Castelo who rescued from scrap the iconic Gil Eannes Hospital Ship, built in the shipyards of Viana do Castelo. This emblematic ship started its activity as a hospital in 1955, supporting the Portuguese cod fleet that operated in the banks of Newfoundland and Greenland for decades. After being deactivated, it was to be dismantled; however, there was an extraordinary gesture by the citizens of Viana who, considering it cultural and affective heritage of the city, bought it, rehabilitated it and transformed it into an excellent museum, thus saving this symbol from the cod fishing odyssey. Since the management of this heritage was handed over to the Gil Eannes Foundation, more than one million people have visited this fantastic ship.

Navigare Mare Award

Revista de Marinha

Revista de Marinha is a publication with the sea as its central theme. With uninterrupted publication since 1937, today it is one of the oldest Portuguese magazines in circulation. The quality and relevance of the information contained in its editorial content, as well as the diversity of authors and topics of the articles published, not only has allowed the Revista de Marinha to inform the national maritime community over the more than 80 years of its existence, but also promote cooperation between leaders related to maritime activities.

Athletice Mare Award

Francisco Lufinha

With a whole life linked to the sea, Francisco Lufinha is a reference of excellence in the promotion of water sports, especially kitesurf. After an extraordinary journey in nautical sports, including sailing, in which he represented Portugal at the highest level, as well as water skiing, wakeboarding and windsurfing, it was in kitesurfing that he achieved the feat of becoming a world record holder for long distance, sailing 874 km between Continental Portugal and Madeira.

Scientia Mare Award


With the mission of promoting scientific and technological advances, as well as technological innovation, through the transfer of new knowledge and technologies to industry, services and public administration, INESC TEC has become an international reference in the production of knowledge and innovation with a technological basis in maritime activities, in particular the deep ocean. Bringing together more than 700 researchers in its 13 research and development centres, it has invested relevantly in the opportunities of the sea and is currently involved in 18 international projects that represent around 60 million euros of investment in R&D.

Natura Mare Award


The INTECMAR - Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño de Galicia since 2004, following high technical quality patterns of its teams, controls the quality of sea water in Galicia, as well as carries out the technical sanitary control of sea food products in this Spain region. Its extraordinary technical action and great spirit of cooperation with the maritime community and with the academy has been praised internationally and is considered a reference in supporting the preservation of the aquatic environment.


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