May 18, 2017
The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) funded 15 new blue growth projects that will help enhance career opportunities, stimulate the creativity of young researchers and bring research results faster to the market.
With 84 partners from 17 countries, the new BG projects will join the European Maritime Day (EMD), the key annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. This year, the EMD 2017 “The Future of our Seas” conference and exhibition will take place from 18-19 May 2017 in Poole, in the UK, with up to 1000 participants expected.
Out of all the projects, three projects have been selected to present during the EMD plenary session on 19th May – these are:
- North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE): delivering corrosion solutions and new materials for offshore energy installations.
- A Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career (BBMBC): creating a Master’s degree named “Applied Blue Biotechnology Master II” entirely focused on blue biotechnologies and their application in the health, nutrition and aquaculture domains.
- “Algae-to-Market Lab Ideas” (AMALIA): new products and services to address invasive alien species (invasive macro-algae) on the Iberian North West Coast and ensuring a sustainable exploitation of resources for food, health and industrial applications.
If you want to read more about the other 12 blue careers, labs and technology projects, you can check EASME’s site. And if you will not be able to go to Poole, you can also check the list with the 27 EMD events across the EU to spot an event near you to celebrate the 10th European Maritime Day!
By: Mariana Mata LaraRita Balazs