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.


First workshop CSA MarineBiotech

On April 26 – 27 the CSA MarineBiotech held its first workshop in Olhão, Portugal. The CSA MarineBiotech is a preparatory action towards an ERA-NET in marine biotechnology.


French “Ocean and seas program” presented in Brussels

On 19 April 2012 the French “Ocean and seas program” was presented to stakeholders and EU institutions at CLORA (Club des Organismes de Recherche Associés) Brussels. The “Oceans and seas program” was developed by the “French research alliance for environmental research” (AllEnvi) which ensures the French engagement in JPI Oceans. The presentation showed strong synergies between the ocean and seas programmes of AllEnvi and JPI Oceans.


JPI Oceans management board discusses the use of structural funds for marine research infrastructure

On 20 March the JPI Oceans Management Board consisting of representatives of the 17 participating countries convened in Copenhagen. A constructive meeting was held on which a first strategic discussion took place on the use of structural funds for marine research infrastructures.


Towards a global ecosystem of research infrastructures - ICRI 2012

On 21-23 March 2012, the ICRI 2012 conference, co-organised by the EU Presidency (Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education) and the European Commission, took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference highlighted the fact that interdisciplinary cooperation within Research Infrastructures (RI) at global level is crucial in order to face global societal challenges.


JPI Oceans secretariat welcomes two new staff members

The JPI Oceans secretariat is growing steadily with two new full time staff members joining the ranks: Florence Coroner, seconded to the secretariat from Ifremer and Szymon Sroda, employed by the Research Council of Norway.


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