MarTERA is an ERA-NET Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European Commission. The overall goal of the ERA-NET Cofund MarTERA is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as Blue Growth.
MarTERA consortium, consisting of 16 collaborating countries, will organise and co-fund, together with the EU one joint call for transnational research projects on different thematic areas in 2017. Furthermore, additional joint activities that go beyond this co-funded call are planned, in order to contribute to the national priorities as well as to the Strategic Research Agenda of JPI Oceans and WATERBORNE.
The focus of development in MarTERA is given to technologies (instead of sectors) due to their potentially large impact to a wide range of application fields.
MarTERA co-funded Call 2017
MarTERA opened a transnational call with a budget of about 30 Mio € for collaborative research projects in different areas of maritime and marine technologies (deadline: 31th March 2017). This call is initiated by 18 funding organisations of the former ERA-NET MARTEC consortium and JPI OCEANS members from 16 countries/regions:
- EU Member States countries/regions: Belgium-Flanders, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain
- EU associated countries: Norway and Turkey
- Third countries: Argentina, Belarus and South Africa
The Call 2017 will be implemented as a two-step procedure (a pre-proposal and a full-proposal step). After submission of the pre-proposals via the MarTERA web page, the proposals will be assessed for eligibility and selected for step 2. The project coordinator of an applying research consortium has to submit the pre-proposal on behalf of the consortium. In Step 2 full proposal by the applying consortium must be submitted.
The 16 countries support following maritime and marine technology areas:
- Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
- Priority Area 2: Development of novel materials and structures
- Priority Area 3: Sensors, automation, monitoring and observations
- Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
- Priority Area 5: Safety and security
Financial support for the projects will be awarded by the national/regional funding organisations according to the national/regional guidelines. Only projects which receive funds from at least two countries will be supported.
Detailed information on the call procedure is compiled in the Call Announcement document bellow.
Key dates in the call for project
- 15 December 2016 - Call Opens
- 31 March 2017 - Step 1 (Pre-proposal) deadline
- 31 May 2017 - Results Step 1
- 8 September 2017 - Step 2 (Full proposal) deadline
- 30 November 2017 - Notification of applicants