Maritime and Marine Technologies for a New ERA

Basic Information


The overall goal of the proposed Cofund is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine
technologies and Blue Growth. The realisation of a European research and innovation agenda needs a broad and
systematic cooperation in all areas of waterborne transport, offshore activity, marine resources, maritime security,
biotechnologies, desalination, offshore oil & gas, fisheries, aquaculture etc. covering all relevant maritime and marine sectors
and regions for a sustainable development of the maritime sector. Research and innovation activities in these fields cannot
be tackled either at national levels alone, or solely by a single sector. Coordinated actions are required for the maritime
industry to strengthen Europe’s position in this important and complex economic field in a global market. The proposing
consortium will organise and co-fund, together with the EU, a joint call for trans-national research projects on different
thematic areas of Blue Growth. 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.
With the cooperation of ERA-NET MARTEC and JPI Oceans, a broader variety of topics with a larger amount of funding will
be available for the trans-national projects. Moreover, 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.
The proposal responds to the topic ERA-NET Cofund on marine technologies of the work programme 2016-2017 of the
societal challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and
the bio-economy) under Horizon 2020. Thereby it also contributes to the overall EU objective of building the ERA through
enhanced cooperation and coordination of national research programmes.

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
MarTERA Call 2021 two-stages 04/01/2021 26/03/2021

Submitted: 55


Submitted: 23


Successful: 17

Funded: 8

MarTERA Call 2020 two-stages 06/01/2020 24/04/2020

Submitted: 49


Submitted: 22


Successful: 18

Funded: 9

MarTERA Call 2019 two-stages 30/11/2018 29/03/2019

Submitted: 47


Submitted: 24


Successful: 21

Funded: 12

MarTERA ERA-NET Cofund two-stages 15/12/2016 31/03/2017

Submitted: 96


Submitted: 44


Funded: 19