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The third programme in marine science and technology (MAST-III) of the European Union was adopted for the period 1994-98 with a budget of some 230 MECU (330 million USD), of which 30% for marine technologies and some 10% for coastal engineering. A first round of projects has been funded and started early 1996.

The programme has been divided into the following sections:
marine science (marine systems research, extreme marine environments, regional seas research);
strategic marine research (coastal and shelf seas research, coastal engineering and natural defenses);
marine technology (generic technologies, advanced systems);
supporting initiatives.

The basic outline of the programme is presented, along with its technical contents, types of projects and possible mechanisms for international collaboration and concertation. Selected projects (benthic lander, AUVs, etc) are outlined. tlined.

Additional information

Authors: WEYDERT M, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: OCEANS 96 MTS/IEEE Proceedings (1996)
Record Number: 199611231 / Last updated on: 1996-11-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en