DRAM is a cooperating institutional partner for Case Study Eight: Ecosystem-based solutions to solve sectoral conflicts on the path to sustainable development in the Azores and is represented on the SPBTT. DRAM is the government department entrusted with maximizing the benefits of the Azores’s maritime resources whilst continuing to protect their environmental quality. This includes the planning and management of protected maritime areas and other biodiversity projects, adapting to climate change, and facilitating access for fishing and tourism.

DRAM and case study eight are represented by Gilberto Carreira on the SPBTT. A scientist working at Direção Regional dos Assuntos do Mar, Gilberto has a PhD and specializes in ecology, evolutionary biology, and genetics.