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Resource Efficient Maritime Capacity

Objective

The global maritime market is on a strong growth trajectory, and this project aims to harness that growth to create economic and employment benefits for Europe. On the one hand, growth is driven by commercial megatrends such as demand for marine/offshore renewable energy, fish products and emerging potential for ‘blue biotech’ products; on the other hand, there is high demand for efficient use and management of the ocean resource, as described in the EU Integrated Maritime Strategy. Increasing Europe’s innovation capacity in maritime resource efficiency will underpin successful exploitation of these growth opportunities.
Traditionally, the maritime industries have been slow to explore how demands for resource efficiency would impact on them. Fish stock depletion and rising fuel costs have, of course, risen quickly up the political and commercial agendas, and shipping companies as well as builders and engine manufacturers have invested in improving fuel efficiency. However, the wider needs for maritime resource efficiency are posing challenges which in many cases lack viable solutions. Emerging marine activities (for example in exploiting marine renewable energy) are presenting new opportunities for innovation, but are also highlighting areas where further improvements in resource efficiency need to be achieved.
European member states contain a number of Regional Research Driven Clusters (RRDCs) which are active in the fields of maritime development and marine & coastal resource management.
This project will add significant value to this existing cluster infrastructure, via three main approaches that will support their long-term development and sustainability:
• Facilitating interaction and knowledge exchange between RRDCs each focused on its world-class strengths (Smart Specialisation);
• Raising the effectiveness of RRDCs by strengthening shared approaches to innovation support
• Using RRDC activities to stimulate involvement of supply chain companies

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

MARINE SOUTH EAST LIMITED
Address
Venture Road 2 Science Park
SO16 7NP Southampton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 326 168,60
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Williams (Dr.)

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 167 420
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kevin Forshaw (Mr.)
PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 385
Address
Guildhall Square
PO1 2GB Portsmouth
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vine Denise (Mrs.)
SVENSKT MARINTEKNISKT FORUM -SWEDISH MARINE TECHNOLOGY FORUM SMTF
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 150 089,97
Address
Musieg 2 Van 3 Riverside
451 50 Uddevalla
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Widström Jacqueline (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 170 420
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Oscar (Ms.)
VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 74 224,83
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Carlberg (Mr.)
TOULON VAR TECHNOLOGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 190 285
Address
Maison Des Technologies - Place Georges Pompidou - Quartier Mayol
83000 Toulon
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Blottiere (Ms.)
FORUM OCEANO - ASSOCIACAO DA ECONOMIA DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 92 604,77
Address
Uptec Polo Do Mar Avenida Da Liberdade S/n
4450-718 Matosinhos
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rui Azevedo (Dr.)
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 178 445
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cormac Gebruers (Mr.)
THE CORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 149 040
Address
Summerhill North Fitzgerald House
Cork
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alma Murnane (Ms.)
SOUTH-WEST REGIONAL AUTHORITY

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 40 183,63
Address
Innishmore
Ballincollig
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Forde (Mr.)
ASOCIACIJA BALTIJOS SLENIS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 90 117
Address
Herkaus Manto Gatve 84
92294 Klaipeda
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Saulius Gulbinskas (Dr.)
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 75 261,83
Address
Herkaus Manto 84
92294 Klaipeda
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julija Bendikiene (Mrs.)
VIESOJI ISTAIGA KLAIPEDOS MOKSLO IRTECHNOLOGIJU PARKAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 40 020
Address
Herkaus Manto Street 84
92294 Klaipeda
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roma Stubriene (Ms.)
CORK COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 53 729,37
Address
County Hall Carrigrohane Road
T12 R2NC Cork
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Forde (Mr.)