The maritime-based economy and blue growth are inevitably linked to facilities and infrastructures located on land, which should preferably be located in land-water interface areas, such as ports. Therefore, ports are key players in the blue economy, though often imperceptibly.

The Ocean Campus Strategic Plan, from Pedrouços to Jamor, aims at positioning the port of Lisbon as a promoter of blue growth in Portugal, implementing a true cluster of the blue economy through the creation of an environment favourable to the development of synergies and shared infrastructures.

This project was developed by the Architect Falcão de Campos in close connection with APL, S. A. and the municipalities of Lisbon and Oeiras. It will gather in the same place different blue economy stakeholders in an innovative way, providing the establishment of a network of research, teaching and technological development units, and, at the same time, will rehabilitate an area of about 64 ha, along the riverfront area between Pedrouços and Cruz Quebrada.

Ocean Campus will be a place of international reference in the marine sciences and blue economy fields, and at the same time will recover the connection between land and sea, returning this place to citizens.

According to the project, a major part of the sea cluster, with public institutions dedicated to the sea, research laboratories, start-ups, accommodation for researchers and a marina, including mooring stations for ships, will be established in Doca de Pedrouços and its surroundings. 

To the west, in the area of the Algés embankment, where the resources that guarantee port safety are located, an educational campus linked to the investigation of the sea issues - the Blue Business School – will be built. In the area currently known as Algés Maritime Promenade, which extends to the Jamor River, the intention is to create public spaces that complement and requalify the Dafundo and Cruz Quebrada areas. Next to Jamor, a remarkable building for a hotel unit stands out, reinforcing the support to all the existing sports area in Jamor Urban Park, and also to Jamor Marina, currently under Environmental Impact Assessment.