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New Blue Growth Calls Horizon 2020


New Blue Growth Calls Horizon 2020

The European Commission has recently announced its Horizon 2020 draft Work Programme for 2016-2017. The Work Programme continues to support Blue Growth by addressing cross-cutting marine and maritime research. 

The calls focus on boosting innovation, linking healthy oceans and seas with healthy people, the Arctic, and valorising the Mediterranean. The titles of the specific calls are listed below:

Boosting Innovation for Emerging Blue Growth Activities

  • Large-scale algae biomass integrated refineries;
  • High value-added specialised vessel concepts enabling more efficient servicing of emerging coastal and offshore activities;
  • Multi-use of the oceans’ marine space, offshore and near-shore: compatibility, regulations, environmental and legal issues;
  • Multi-use of the oceans marine space, offshore and near-shore: Enabling technologies;
  • ERA-NET Cofund on marine technologies.


Linking Oceans and Seas for Healthy People

  • Interaction between people, oceans and seas: a strategic approach towards healthcare and well-being;
  • Blue green innovation for clean coasts and seas;
  • Innovative sustainable solutions for improving the safety and dietary properties of seafood.


Valorising the Mediterranean Sea Basin

  • Towards an integrated Mediterranean Sea Observing System;
  • Support to the BLUEMED Initiative: Coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation activities in the Mediterranean.

The adoption and the publication of the final work programme is expected in mid-October 2015. 

The draft work programme can be found here.

More information on how to optimise your application to Horizon 2020 with Open Science here

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