A total of 319 proposals were received as a result of the first call for proposals for the specific RTD programme in the field of marine science and technology (MAST III), launched on 15 December 1994. Of the 319 proposals submitted, 60 were accepted for funding. The total EU contribution to these projects is ECU 111.8 million. The total number of proposals accepted for funding, the total number of proposals received (in parentheses) and the EU contribution for each sector are as follows: - A.1. Marine systems research - 13 (86): ECU 19.3 million; - A.2. Extreme marine environment - 5 (21): ECU 15.1 million; - A.3. Regional seas projects - 6 (16): ECU 27.5 million; - B.1. Coastal and shelf seas research - 15 (74): ECU 20.2 million; - B.2. Coastal engineering and natural defences - 3 (18): ECU 5.2 million; - C.1. Generic technologies - 9 (52): ECU 10.9 million; - C.2. Advanced systems - 9 (52): ECU 13.6 million.