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Sectors: Energy, Environment, Innovation, New technologies, Research

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for Proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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JPI OCEANS – Maritime and Marine Technologies for a new Era – 2020
Funds for: strengthening the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as Blue Growth

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Strengthening the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as Blue Growth;
* The main objective of MarTERA is to address a number of actual challenges that can be identified as follows: 
– While collaborative projects funded by the EC are often quite large and complex to attract participation especially of SMEs, national funding schemes offer limited opportunities to collaborate with foreign partners, especially if cross-border funding is impossible; 
– The participation in trans-national projects offers advantages by using respective national funding, to tackle complex projects which cannot be accomplished by one nation alone;
– Transnational projects provide a better chance for innovation to enter into new markets; 
– The cross-cutting perspective in technology development can lead to innovations capable of benefiting more than one sector, hence increasing the impact of the funded trans-national projects. 
– Bringing industry and research actors across borders together will strengthen Europe’s economic position underpinning Blue Growth;
– Through trans-national cooperation, it is feasible to create critical mass and focus excellence on precompetitive breakthroughs, which can benefit marine and maritime industries in general and make them more competitive in the longer term, thereby maintaining Europe’s competitive edge;
– To create critical mass and address the needs for technologies in marine and maritime operations

Priorities
* PA1: Environmental friendly maritime technologies 
– Emission reduction;
– Energy efficiency;
– Noise and vibration reduction;
– Innovative propulsion and powering systems;
– Technologies for sensitive regions

* PA2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures 
– Novel materials;
– Biofouling and corrosion prevention;
– Structures;
– New vessel design included inland water vessels;
– Improved models for marine vehicles and structures behaviour;
– Oil and gas
– Deep sea mining

* PA3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations 
– Technologies for detection and removal of munition;
– Intelligent predictive maintenance systems;
– Sensor development;
– Underwater technology

* PA4: Advanced manufacturing and production 
– Digitalisation and automation of production;
– Optimization of production: improved and novel production technologies for flexible manufacturing, with focus on organization and networking along the value chain;
– Circular economy concepts: – Life cycle management;
– Intelligent/innovative interacting components;
– Human machine interaction, Augmented and Virtual Reality 

* PA5: Safety and security
– Individual safety concepts harmonized with navigational requirements;
– ICT tools for monitoring and optimization of maritime operations (e.g. routing following best weather conditions) 
Among financed actions;
– Hinterland connection through inland waterways;
– Early warning and accident management systems;
– Evacuation and rescue concepts;
– Decision support systems;
– Improved operations: – Automation of processes – Dynamic positioning – Docking and mooring – Handling of goods – Subsea intervention;
– Applications for increased fire safety 

Among financed actions
* PA1: Environmental friendly maritime technologies 
– Response to marine pollutions;
– Reducing greenhouse gases at oil and gas platforms;
– Voyage optimisation, on-board power, vessel efficiency and energy management;
– Advanced technologies for the use of new fuels;
– Improving energy efficiency at oil and gas platforms 

* PA2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures 
– Light, robust and resistant materials;
– Environmental impact assessment (material testing) 
– Drilling, completion and intervention technology;
– Top-side and subsea production technology, processing and transport of hydrocarbons;
– Environmental friendly technologies for exploitation, exploration and monitoring of deep sea resources;
– Software and simulation tools – Advanced model testing procedures incl. hybrid testing 

* PA3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations 
–  Sensor fusion technologies covering observation systems, condition monitoring;
– Miniaturisation of sensors – Data transmission, E-infrastructure and telemetry for data transfer. Remote control platforms and systems, including satellite and land based control systems  
– For inspection, intervention, monitoring and control (Robotics);
– Development of intelligent and cost efficient systems and devices 

* PA4: Advanced manufacturing and production 
– Life cycle management 

* PA5: Safety and security
– Automation of processes, dynamic positioning, docking and mooring, handling of goods, subsea intervention 
– Risk reduction of major accidents from offshore activities

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 36 months

* Eligibility:
– The proposed research and innovation project must be consistent with the scope and objectives of this call and with the national/regional thematic priorities of the countries/regions involved in the project (see Priority Areas matrix). National/regional priorities are described in the National Regulations and/or can be communicated by the National Programme Managers (NPMs);
– The proposed project must relate to (at least) one of the sub-themes listed in the Priority Area Matrix of this call;
– The proposal should be novel and not correspond with on-going or completed projects funded by other instruments, programmes or projects;
– Project consortia consisting of at least two independent eligible legal entities from at least two different European Member States or associated countries listed in chapter 3.2 can apply for funding. Legal entities/consortia from Belarus and South Africa are eligible for funding as well but they must have in their consortia at least two independent eligible legal entities from at least two different European Member States or associated countries listed in chapter 3.2.