The initiative is a partnership between the Irish Marine Federation, North Wales Watersports and the South Wales Marine Leisure Federation and has been assisted by the Ireland/Wales Interreg IVA Programme.
The programme, named irish-sea.org will develop a shared knowledge network of 4 streams of activities. Collaborative marketing to promote the coastal zone and to develop an Irish Sea brand to promote water based leisure activities, marine industry commercial development to provide management and vocational training. Identifying opportunities for growth through research and contributing to marine spatial planning on both sides of the Irish Sea. The fourth activity stream will be the development of marine festivals and events in both coastal zones.