On 6 June 2012, the European Commission held the “Oceans of Tomorrow 2013” Info Day in Brussels. At the meeting participants outlined the proposed priority areas for the EU’s final Call for Proposals under Framework Programme 7 (FP7) to be issued 9 July 2012.
Although the official Call will not be announced on 9 July 2012, previous experience indicates that the topice decided upon an dlisted below are not very likely to change. That being said, if you do wish to apply please ensure your application is done in accordance with the official published Call in July.
THE OCEAN OF TOMORROW 2013 – AT A GLANCE
The 2013 Ocean of Tomorrow confercence will…
- Address cross-cutting Marine and Maritime Challenges;
- Apply a multi-disciplinary approach and establish the multi-sectoral partnerships;
- Promote development of sustainable marine technology;
- Foster innovation by reinforcing synergies between researchers, technology providers and end-users;
- Stimulate a substantial involvement of SME’s together with industrial and key end users.
“The Ocean of Tomorrow” also links to the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” proposal, the successor to FP7, which acknowledges the importance of cross-cutting approaches.
The Call is based on a proposed Work Programme, known as an “Orientation Paper“which outlines the specific details of the proposed Call topics.
- Biosensors for marine water quality monitoring (15M EUR)
- Sensors for in-situ monitoring (15M EUR)
- Antifouling materials for maritime applications (15M EUR)
- Service technologies for the offshore wind energy sector (10M EUR)
- Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology
- Theme 4: Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
- Theme 5: Energy
- Theme 6: Environment (including Climate Change)
- Theme 7: Transport (including Aeronautics)
The call will be published in mid-July 2012 on the European Commission’s Participant Portal
INTERESTED? NEED ASSISTANCE?
There are currently 234 Canadians from across 25 Universities and the private sector participating in FP7 Programmes. Many of these Programmes are open to 3rd Country (i.e. Canadian) participation.
For additional information, please contact Karen Johnstone-Hobbs or the ERA-CAN office in Ottawa.
CONTACT: Karen Johnstone-Hobbs
Counsellor, Science & Technology | Counseiller, sciences et technologie
Telephone | Téléphone: +32 02 741 0686
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1040 Brussels, Belgium
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