As part of its activity " Modeling and Simulation of Industrial Processes " performs the Isel three operational flow studies for the ports of Newhaven , Treport and Boulogne- sur-Mer. The objective is to design for each port , an aid to the decision, which will allow them to cope with changes in traffic and changes in facilities and infrastructure.

The Association of Local Channel Ports (APLM) is based on the implementation of the European Space Channel Project Development Initiative (DIPS: 2004-2007). One of the objectives of this project were the networking ports Space Channel with a willingness to recognize the Channel area as a coherent area of the European Union, and to strengthen the dynamics of cooperation between local ports Channel, combining both the Local Authorities port owners and dealers, including Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The APLM, created on February 1, 2007 in Saint Brieuc includes 19 French side ports of Commerce along the Channel coast from Calais to Douarnenez. The French Federation of Local Ports Channel which includes 36 secondary ports in France. The APLM objectives are: To ensure the sustainability "small" port development; to cooperate through a formal cooperation agreement; to develop a global vision, that enables small ports to adapt to constraints and anticipate opportunities to collaborate and seize on new opportunities for development.

The FLIP project has identified the knowledge base arould salit water corrosion in our Channel ports as a major cost to the different partners operations.  Lead by the Port of Le Treport, a study has been carried out in close consultation with the ports of Newhaven and Tor Bay to better understand how to protect harbour infrastructures, increase the life span and reduce long term rennovation costs.  The first step is for the study  has been to assess the threat harbours infrastructures.

This basin reorganisation programme is linked to the construction of the dry dock service that will continue throughout 2015.  The construction of the new Offshore wind farms, which are due to come into service in 2020, in the region is a major driver for the adaptation of the tradditional harbour infrastructures in order to serve these new industries.  Both the contrstuction and operations and mainnace phase will be supported in the Anglo bassin area of the harbour.  The studies will be completed in early 2015 and will benfit from the collective knowledge of the other FLIP partners of Whit

Historic port infrastructures require adaptation if they are to be useful to the construction, operation and maintenance phases in the development of an offshore windfarm.  Wind turbine require quayside storqage areas that can carry heavy loads without risk of subsidence or collapse.

The Fostering Long Term Initiative in Ports (FLIP) project  has financed an overview for Smart and Blue energy options identified for small and medium sized ports and carried out site audits in FLIP ports of Newhaven, Whitstable and Torbay Ports and also makes recommendations that are applicable to ports more generally. The options identified can be broadly split into two main categories.

The INTERREG IVA project – Fostering Long Term Initiatives in Ports – was approved in March 2013.  The two and half year project is one of the final projects to be cofinanced under the INTERREG IVA channel programme 2007-13 and has a limited time period within which to make effective use of the available investments.  This scoping study seeks to help both partners and stakeholders interested in the benefits of collaboration between small and medium sized ports aware of the priorities and working methodologies for sharing experiences that that add value in terms of their innovation, contribu