Public consultations on ocean energy and coastal tourism launched

The European Commission launches public consultations on ocean energy and challenges & opportunities for maritime and coastal tourism in Europe.


Solutions to Effective Knowledge Capture and Transfer discussed at MarineTT workshop

On 23rd May 2012, the MarineTT consortium organised an “Open Stakeholder Workshop to Explore the Challenges and Solutions to Effective Knowledge Capture and Transfer” as a satellite event to the European Commission Green Week. The workshop focused on the barriers that are preventing the uptake of knowledge generated by European funded research and the subsequent effect this has on innovation.


EUs biggest ever call for marine and maritime research

On the 10th of July 2012 the third and final cross-thematic call of its kind will be launched under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) "The Ocean of Tomorrow 2013". The call has a budget of 55 million Euro. On June 6th, 2012 an information day took place in Brussels for a first meeting between prospective partners.


Debate on Marine sciences at European Parliament

The lunch briefing organised by the Parliament’s intergroup on Seas and Coastal areas in partnership with JPI Oceans on 30 may was an opportunity to debate with the Members of European parliament on the integration of marine and maritime research in “Horizon 2020”. The European Parliament played a major role in the establishment of a European Research Area for marine sciences and technologies within FP7 and is willing to pursue its role with the preparation of “Horizon 2020”.


JPI Oceans presented at European Maritime Days

On 21-22 may JPI Oceans and the Marine Board (ESF) co-organised a workshop at the High-level Conference "Sustainable growth from the oceans, seas and the coasts" (European Maritime day) held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The workshop focused on “Seas and Oceans Research in Europe: Addressing critical societal and policy challenges”.


Italy - Large scale programme launched

Italy has launched its main coordinating initiative for marine and maritime research named RITMARE Flagship Programme, The Italian research for the sea. RITMARE is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and has a budget of 250 Million euro for the period 2012-2016.


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