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Horizon 2020: €100m in 2014 for seas and oceans

2013.12.18

Horizon 2020: €100m in 2014 for seas and oceans

The first calls for proposals have been announced following the launch of the 79 billion euro investment package Horizon 2020

The first calls for proposals have been announced following the launch of the 79 billion euro investment package Horizon 2020

Following its approval by the Parliament and Council, Horizon 2020 continues to advance with last week’s announcement of first calls. The launch of the Work Programme for 2014-2015 heralds the beginning of the funding application process for many businesses and researchers. In detailing the objectives, calls and topics for the first two years of Horizon 2020, the process of application for and allocation of the 15 billion euro budget begins.

The challenge-based approach of Horizon 2020 is expected to grant more freedom to applicants, and the inclusion of marine dimensions in every societal challenge that the programme addresses is, as such, a big win for the sector. JPI Oceans’ latest Management Board meeting saw expression of appreciation at the programmes’ inclusion of “Cross-cutting marine and maritime research, which offers great opportunity for cross-cutting calls and pan-European synergies.

The Blue Growth economy in the EU is expected to grow to 7 million people employed by 2020. Actions in this area will be in line with the EU Blue Growth Strategy and relevant EU policies, as well as provide international cooperation opportunities in particular for Atlantic Ocean research. The calls in this area invite, for example, proposals on Atlantic observation systems, an integrated response capacity to oil spills and marine pollution, climate change impacts on fisheries and aquaculture and ocean literacy.

Horizon 2020 is amongst the globe’s largest publicly funded research funds. Replacing the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) the programme brings all EU-level funding for research and innovation under one roof for the first time.

Overview 2014 Calls with a Marine and Maritime Aspect: 

Blue Growth: Unlocking the Potential of Seas and Oceans – here   

Enhancing the industrial exploitation potential of marine-derived enzymes

Dedicated SME Instrument - here

Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy - here

Growing a low carbon, resource efficient economy with sustainable supply of raw materials here

Call for competitive low-carbon energy - here

Sustainable food security - here

Mobility for growth - here

Border security and external security - here

Applications in Satellite navigation - here

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