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

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.
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Coordinator

BORD IASCAIGH MHARA

Address

Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 72 250

Participants (26)

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AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 619 233,78

FUNDACAO EUROCEAN

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 291 516,25

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 192 312,50

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 284 250

MARINE SOUTH EAST LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 272 687,50

PANAGIOTIS CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS - IOANA TAVLA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 155 562,50

SMARTBAY IRELAND

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 63 993,13

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 49 000

SOCIEDAD PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA S.L. - INNOVATEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 65 562,50

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 61 384,38

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 69 470

EUROGOOS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 113 375

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 296 412,50

AQUATERA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 160 312,50

SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 214 803,13

EUROPEAN COUNCIL FOR MARITIME APPLIED R&D

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 95 125

EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE SOCIETY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 54 459,81

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 95 979,39

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

MARITIME DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 74 865,63

SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DU CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 177 000

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 65 525

Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 31 625

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 235 187,50

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 60 595

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 652690

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 997 488

  • EU contribution

    € 3 997 488

Coordinated by:

BORD IASCAIGH MHARA

Ireland