Call for projects: MarTERA - Maritime and Marine Technologies

The realisation of a European research and innovation agenda requires 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. for a sustainable development of the maritime and marine sector.
Application Deadline in 2 months
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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.
The participating organisations have agreed to split the topics of the call in the following five Priority Areas (PAs):
PA1: Environmental friendly maritime technologies
• Emission reduction:
  • Exhaust gas treatment (CO2, SOX, NOX, black carbon etc.)
  • Waste and ballast water management
  • Response to marine pollutions (e.g. oil spills, micro- and nano plastics)
• Energy efficiency:
  • Voyage optimisation, on-board power, vessel efficiency and energy management,
  • Advanced technologies for the use of new fuels
• Noise and vibration reduction
• Innovative propulsion and powering systems (e.g. fully electric ships)
• Technologies for sensitive regions
PA2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures
• Novel materials:
  • Light, robust and resistant materials
  • Environmental impact assessment (material testing)
  • Joining technologies
  • Intelligent materials and metamaterials
• Biofouling and corrosion prevention:
  • Coatings
  • Advanced technologies
• Structures:
  • Development, monitoring, maintenance and dismantling of maritime structures
  • Development of technologies for economic and environmental sustainable renewable energy from sea;
  • Sustainable and cost-efficient platforms for offshore technologies, including multi-purpose offshore platforms and deep-sea structures
  • New vessel design incl. inland water vessels
  • Improved models for marine vehicles and structures behaviour
  • Software and simulation tools
  • Advanced model testing procedures incl. hybrid testing
  • Full scale measurements
  • Oil and Gas (Technologies for extraction of oil and gas in rough and ice-covered areas as well as extreme water depths, autonomous underwater production and extraction systems for oil and gas)
  • Deep Sea Mining:
  • Environmental friendly technologies for exploitation, exploration and monitoring of deep sea resources
PA3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations
  • Technologies for detection and removal of munition
  • Intelligent predictive maintenance systems
  • Sensor development:
  • Detection of marine pollutions (e.g. oil spills, micro- and nano plastics)
  • Robust and efficient technologies for detection, monitoring and observation (physical, geological,chemical and biological measurements, including remote sensing)
  • 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
  • Underwater technology:
  • For inspection, intervention, monitoring and control (Robotics)
  • Development of intelligent and cost efficient systems and devices
  • Path planning, guidance, navigation (e-navigation) and control methodologies for ships and other marine vehicles, including multiple cooperative vehicles (incl. swarm technologies)
  • Innovative, robust and reliable power supply for automated sub-marine technologies
  • Underwater navigation and communication
PA4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Digitalisation and automation of production
  • Optimisation 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)
  • 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
 The deadline for the submission of the pre-proposal: 27th March 2020, 17:00 CET

Applicants are strongly advised to consider the National Regulations published in Annex of the below PDF file.


Source: MarTERA

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