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COLUMBUS - Monitoring, Managing and Transferring Marine and Maritime Knowledge for Sustainable Blue Growth

Objective

We are standing at the dawn of a century that will be largely affected by how we as a society are able to manage our oceans and their resources. Marine and Maritime Research has a critical role to play in developing our understanding of the seas and advance technology so that we can develop their economic potential in a sustainable manner.

The COLUMBUS project intends to capitalise on the EC’s significant research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users (policy, industry, science and wider society). COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

Adopting proven methodologies and building on significant past work, COLUMBUS will first identify end-user needs and priorities. It will then set about identifying and collecting “Knowledge Outputs” from past and current EC projects. Rigorous analysis will take place to identify specific applications and end-users. Transfer will be achieved and measured through tailor-made knowledge transfer. All knowledge collected will be made accessible the pre-existing Marine Knowledge Gate.
To achieve the above, COLUMBUS has brought together a multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder team representing all aspects of the research value chain from funding agencies to end-users. Key strategic initiatives and networks further strengthen and provide a strong vehicle for project legacy. A network of 9 Competence Nodes, each with a “Knowledge Fellow” and support team across Europe will provide the necessary critical mass (470pm of effort) to ensure full thematic and spatial coverage.
COLUMBUS will also carry out strategic actions to enhance the visibility and impact of research to stakeholders and European Citizen’s. Furthermore working with funding agencies and stakeholders, COLUMBUS will examine the feasibility of improved systems and processes to ensure measurable value creation from research.

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2014-1
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Coordinator

BORD IASCAIGH MHARA
Address
Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 72 250

Participants (25)

AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 619 233,78
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACAO EUROCEAN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 291 516,25
Address
Avenida Dom Carlos I 126-2
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 192 312,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 284 250
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
MARINE SOUTH EAST LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 687,50
Address
Venture Road 2 Science Park
SO16 7NP Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANAGIOTIS CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS - IOANA TAVLA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 155 562,50
Address
Papagou Leoforos 143
15773 Zografou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUEWISE MARINE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 63 993,13
Address
Dublin Road
H91DCH9 Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 49 000
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SOCIEDAD PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA S.L. - INNOVATEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 65 562,50
Address
Ronda De Valdecarrizo 41B
28760 Tres Cantos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 61 384,38
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 470
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROGOOS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 113 375
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 412,50
Address
Rua De Eduardo Cabello
36208 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
AQUATERA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 312,50
Address
Old Academy Business Centre
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 803,13
Address
Belbins Valley Belbins
SO51 0PE Romsey Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN COUNCIL FOR MARITIME APPLIED R&D
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 95 125
Address
Marie De Bourgognestraat 52-54 3De Verdiep
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE SOCIETY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 54 459,81
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Other
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 95 979,39
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
MARITIME DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 74 865,63
Address
Amaliegade 33B
1256 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Other
SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DU CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 177 000
Address
Boulevard Sainte Beuve
62203 Boulogne Sur Mer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 65 525
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii
Romania
EU contribution
€ 31 625
Address
Mendeleev Street 21-25
010362 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSVEREINIGUNG SCHIFFBAU UNDMEERESTECHNIK E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 187,50
Address
Steinhoft 11
20459 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 60 595
Address
H C Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Research Organisations