News

New funded support for SMEs with Earth Observation technologies, deadline for registration 5th November 2020

Space2Waves, a new European Funded project, has launched a Call of Interest to support SMEs with ear...

Funding available for SMEs working on technologies for small flying objects in the Blue Growth Sector

UFO (Emerging IndUstries new value chains boosted by small Flying Objects) is a new European Project...

Events

Oceanology International, 1st-4th December 2020, online

Oceanology International has been the world’s largest ocean technology exhibition and conference for...

University of Portsmouth Workshop on Funding, 2nd December 2020, 11.00-13.00, online

This webinar is for businesses, researchers and academics to find out more about the funding and sup...

Current Projects - COLUMBUS: Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth

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Find out why marine research is so important for all our lives via the COLUMBUS film...

COLUMBUS which is an EU funded project looking to capitalise on the European Commission's investment in marine and maritime research has put together a short but very illuminating film demonstrating the importance of marine research on all our lives.

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COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer Good Practice Guide available to download...

The EU funded COLUMBUS project on Knowledge Transfer has published its Good Practice Guide to the Use and sharing
of marine observations and data by industry.

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COLUMBUS: Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth...

The marine environment constitutes two-thirds of our planet and offers huge potential for citizens' well-being, with extensive resources that form the basis for many economic activities. Europe is emerging from the worst financial crisis in recent history and rebuilding our economy demands that we identify sustainable opportunities for jobs and economic growth. The ocean is a source of food, water, energy and raw materials; a medium for tourism, transport and commerce; and, can provide solutions to many societal challenges. Nevertheless the ocean is neither inexhaustible nor immune to damage. Marine and maritime research has a critical role to play in developing our understanding of the seas and advancing technology so that we can grow their economic potential in a sustainable manner. However, key substantial research results are not always known or exploited when they could be of use to marine and maritime stakeholders (e.g. scientists and policymakers).

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