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.


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.


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