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TOWARDS AN ALLIANCE OF EUROPEAN RESEARCH FLEETS

Objective

The quality of the infrastructures available for marine research affects directly Europe research performance. So marine research infrastructures are considered as key elements of the European Strategy for Marine Research under development. A coherent pan-European approach with enhanced partnership in investment, development and usage of fleets, will have a significant impact to better meet the diverse needs of European marine research. The EUROFLEETS process is based on the recommendations of a recent MB-ESF report. It aims at bringing together the European research fleets owners to enhance their coordination and promote the cost-effective use of their facilities. It will support research services for the monitoring and the sustainable management of the Regional Seas and the Oceans, and will organise a common access to all European scientists on sole condition of scientific excellence. This would enable the EU to reach its ambitious goals about maintaining the ocean biodiversity or understanding climate change. EUROFLEETS aims at: •Working upon common procurement strategy, and build corresponding roadmap on prospective sound bases, •Structuring and durably coordinating, through an e-platform, the way that the research vessels are operated and their interoperability capacities, •Using more cost efficiently the existing European fleets and associated equipment in the frame of the European research Area, •Promoting greener and sustainable research vessel and underwater vehicle operations and design, •Providing all European researchers with access to 19 high performing research vessels from 15 different countries, •Fostering coordinated and joint development of European fleets, thanks to new interoperable software and underwater vehicle payloads, •Developing training and education at sea, •Promoting innovative e-access, •Participating to the European efforts to stay at first rank in the international scientific arena.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 397 361
Administrative Contact
Jacques-Yves Binot (Mr.)

Participants (23)

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 469 296
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 596 455
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicola Archidiacono (Mr.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 182 148
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Demetrio De Armas (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 207 047
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 867
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 194 885
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Castro (Mrs.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 303 869
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heicke Wojack (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 583 379
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabio Trincardi (Dr.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 64 521
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ali Cemal Gucu (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR
Romania
EU contribution
€ 107 174
Address
Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
024053 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Olteanu (Ms.)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 474 395
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernie Ni Chonghaile (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 305 050
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cesar Garcia Hernandez (Dr.)
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 974
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georges Pichot (Dr.)
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 184 296
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Joanna Piwowarczyk (Ms.)
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE-VICTOR GIP
France
EU contribution
€ 388 399
Address
Technopole Brest Iroise Zi De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chantal Quivoron (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 102 293
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Atanas Palazov (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 414 684
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carsten Meier (Dr.)
MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 154 998
Address
Gildeweg 7A
2632 BD Nootdorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dick Schaap (Mr.)
FUNDACAO EUROCEAN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 155 232
Address
Avenida Dom Carlos I 126-2
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Telmo Carvalho (Dr.)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 84 037
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jüri Elken (Prof.)
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 99 724
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Keersebilck (Ms.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 125 832
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Wilhelm Nieuwejaar (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 44 084
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Klepper (Mr.)