Basic Information

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. The ERA-NET Cofund MarTERA is a network of 18 ministries, authorities and funding organisations responsible for funding research and innovation projects in maritime and marine technologies from 16 countries.

Network MarTERA
Aim of the joint call MarTERA is a European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) project, bringing together industry and research actors across borders. The objective of MarTERA is to fund transnational research and development of cross-cutting technologies in the maritime and marine field. It is expected that the results of the funded projects will have a significant impact on several industrial sectors. The MarTERA consortium will organise joint calls for transnational research and innovation projects on different thematic areas in order to contribute to national priorities as well as to the Strategic Research Agenda of JPI Oceans and WATERBORNE.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 15/12/2016
Deadline Pre-Proposal 31/03/2017 Submitted proposal: 96
Deadline Full-Proposal 08/09/2017 Submitted proposal: 44
Evaluation End Date 30/11/2017 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 19
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Materials
  • Transport
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
  • Other
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Argentina Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT)
Belarus National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NAS)
Belgium Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)
France Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea (MEEM)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
Ireland Marine Institute (MI)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Malta Ministry for Education and Employment (MCST)
Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
South Africa Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Türkiye The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
ARIM Autonomous Robotic Sea-Floor Infrastructure for Bentho-Pelag... 01/06/2018 31/07/2021 6
BIOSYS Biomass and Fish Size Estimation System 01/09/2018 31/08/2021 5
COMPASS Control of an Operational Mining Path Through an Auto-Adapti... 01/01/2018 31/12/2020 3
FATICE Fatigue Damage from Dynamic Ice Action 01/07/2018 30/06/2021 5
FLAshMoB Functional Amyloid Chimera for Marine Biosensing 01/05/2018 30/04/2021 4
FLEXAQUA Aquaculture Operations with Reliable Flexible Shielding Tech... 01/05/2018 30/04/2021 8
Gitaro.JIM Geophysical Interpretation with target-oriented Joint Invers... 01/06/2018 31/05/2021 5
HANSA Retrospective Analysis of Historical AIS Data for Navigation... 01/06/2018 31/05/2020 5
INTENDU Integrated Technologies Longterm Deployment of Robotic Unde... 01/09/2018 31/08/2021 8
OASYS Ocean-Air synoptic operations using coordinated autonomous r... 01/08/2018 31/07/2021 4
OCEANSensor Development and metrological improvements of marine chemical... 01/06/2018 31/05/2021 5
POSEIDON A compact combined UaV Polarimetric Ku band radar and EO/IR ... 01/05/2018 31/10/2020 2
ProNoVi Analysis Methods and Design Measures for the Reduction of No... 01/06/2018 31/05/2021 6
ROUTING Ship Routing Accounting for Changeable Sea Conditions 01/03/2018 28/02/2021 4
RoboVaaS Robotic Vessels as-a-Service 01/06/2018 31/05/2021 7
SEAMoBB Solutions for sEmi-Automated Monitoring of Benthic Biodivers... 01/03/2018 28/02/2021 5
SMARTAQUA Development of SMART nanostructured layers for sensing corro... 01/03/2018 28/02/2021 3
SeaMag High-performance seawater magnesium batteries for marine app... 01/07/2018 30/06/2021 5
TOPVOYS Tools for Optimizing Performance of VOYages at Sea 01/06/2018 31/05/2021 7