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TOWARDS AN ALLIANCE OF EUROPEAN RESEARCH FLEETS

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.

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)

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ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 469 296

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 596 455

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 182 148

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 207 047

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 279 867

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 194 885

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 303 869

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 583 379

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 64 521

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 107 174

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 474 395

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 305 050

INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 280 974

INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 184 296

INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE-VICTOR GIP

France

EU Contribution

€ 388 399

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 102 293

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 414 684

MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 154 998

FUNDACAO EUROCEAN

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 155 232

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 84 037

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 99 724

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 125 832

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 44 084

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228344

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 945 202,12

  • EU contribution

    € 7 200 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France