European Commission

The Info Day presenting the call FP7-OCEAN-2010 "The ocean of tomorrow" took place on 16 September 2009 in Charlemagne Conference Centre in Brussels.
140 persons attended the conference.


Morning session : [webstream ]

Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Science and Research, and Joe Borg, Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs welcomed the participants. They underlined the importance of the joint effort among different FP7 Themes and the appropriateness of the interdisciplinary approach of the call as an important step towards the implementation of the EU marine and maritime strategy, in the spirit of the EU's Integrated Maritime Policy.

The morning session, chaired by Maive Rute, Director of Directorate E 'Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food' in the the Research DG, went on with a general presentation of the rationale for this call, its modalities for implementation, and the presentation of the three topics.

It was followed by a floor discussion with all Commission services, chaired by Tim Hall Head of Unit RTD E4 'Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture'. Questions concerned specific points on the text of the 3 topics as well as more general comments on the call itself.

 

Afternoon session: [webstream ]

The 2 hour brokerage session organised in the afternoon allowed participants to get to know each other better. 25 "flash" presentations were given by participants related to a project idea, to their competence in the specific field, or to their interest in starting or joining a consortium.

It was followed by a short final discussion on future joint calls and a conclusion.

PROGRAMME

10:00 Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Science and Research - download pdf [17.9kb]


10:15 Joe Borg European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs - download pdf [16.3kb]

10:30 Andras Siegler, Director, Transport Directorate - the Research DG
EU Strategy for marine and maritime research, Implementation roadmap - download pdf [18kb]

10:45 Manuela Soares, Director, Environment Directorate - the Research DG
Environmental challenges in the context of the EU Strategy for marine and maritime research - download pdf [21kb]

11:00 Maive Rute, Director, Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food Directorate - the Research DG
Call “The ocean of tomorrow”: rationale, context, content - download pdf [23.8kb]

11:15 Tim Hall, Head of Unit, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture Unit Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food Directorate - the Research DG
Call “The ocean of tomorrow”: description of the topics, modalities for implementation - download pdf [54.9mb]

11:45 Floor discussion with all Commission services concerned

12:30 Lunch Break

14:00 Brokerage session - Flash presentations
Moderator: Pierre Mathy, Head of Unit, Management of Natural Resources Unit, Environment Directorate - the Research DG

Interest
 
Presentation title
Organisation
Name
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topic1
topic2
The ARCSUS proposal Consortium
MarkMar ehf.
University of Iceland
Iceland

Sigurdur Bogason

download [2.7mb]

topic2
Laboratory of applied bioacoustics

Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics
Technical University of Barcelona (UPC)
Spain
Michel André

download [3.8mb]

topic1
topic2
topic3
Vectors of Changes in Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors – a developing consortium
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
United Kingdom
Melanie Austen

download [22.5kb]

topic2
Deltares in ‘Oceans of Tomorrow’
DeltaRes, The Netherlands
Michiel Blind

download [6.9mb]

topic2
End-to-end simulations of marine animals’ population dynamics under the pressure of climate change and fisheries
CLS, Satellite Oceanography Division, Marine Ecosystem Modeling and Monitoring by Satellites (MEMMS team)
France
Philippe Gaspar

download [2.7mb]

topic2
Factors affecting pelagic prey fish: impacts on fisheries and tourism
Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Simon Greenstreet
topic2
Latitudinal gradient of marine biotic and abiotic factors in the Macaronesian Archipelagos (Central Eastern Atlantic Ocean): effects on marine resources
Research Center of Biodiversity and Environmental Management (BIOGES)
Spain
Ricardo J. Haroun

download [13mb]

topic2
A coordinated holistic european approach to protect marine life and livelihood and to assess and regional implement environmental Directives and Conventions
Newcastle University
United Kingdom
Ehsan Mesbahi
topic2
Jellyfish blooms in the Mediterranean ecosystems and impact on human activities
Universita del Salento, Italy

Stefano Piraino

download [6.5mb]

topic2
Wave Energy Centre Capacities And Vision For Potential Collaboration
Wave Energy Centre
Portugal
Gonçalo Viegas

download [3.2mb]

topic2
Genomics for the ocean
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Laboratory for animal diversity and systemics
Belgium
Filip Volckaert

download [19.8mb]

topic3
Monitoring of the sea bed
StatoilHydro, Norway

Hans Aksel Haugen

download [1.6mb]

topic3
ECO2 initiative proposal
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR)
Germany
Klaus Wallmann

download [1.4mb]

topic1
topic2
The challenges of integrated assessment for integrated management
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
UMR-AMURE, centre de droit et d’économie de la mer
France
Denis Bailly

download [8.5mb]

topic2
topic3
Bridging European Marine Information: Gaps and Potentialities
EurOcean, Portugal
Cristina Costa

download [5.6mb]

topic1
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topic3
Presentation of PLOCAN oceanic platform
Plocan : Plataforma Oceanica de Canarias
Spain
Eric Delory

download [14mb]

topic1
topic2
Presentation of JRC IES RWER activities
EC JRC, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Rural, Water and Ecosystem Resources Unit
Georg Hanke

download [1.6mb]

topic1
topic2
topic3
Marine and Maritime research at the Strathclyde Marine Institute
University of Strathclyde, Marine Institute
United Kingdom
Atilla Incecik

download [1.4mb]

topic1
topic2
topic3
Presentation of the Waterborne Technology Platform
Coordination of R&D for Maritime Transport in Europe
University of Strathclyde, Marine Institute
United Kingdom
Atilla Incecik

download [9.2mb]

 

topic2
topic3
Knowledge management for marine FP7 project partnerships
Aqua TT, Ireland
Erin Caitlin Mcveigh-Smith

download [584kb]

 

topic2
topic3
Deap sea minerals - climate change
University of Mainz
Institute of Physiological Chemistry
Germany
Werner Müller

download [4.5mb]

 

 

topic3
Research Centre (MMRRC) at University of Limerick in the area of sub-sea survey
University of Limerick, Ireland
Sean Nolan

download [14.3mb]

topic1

 

topic3
Deep Sea Observatories Networks: the needs and the solutions
IFREMER, France
Roland Person

download [17.6mb]

topic1
topic2
topic3
Ocean governance: challenge of change
Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences (CEMS), University of Hull Scarborough Campus
United Kingdom
Sunil Murlidhar Shastri

download [327kb]

topic1
topic2
topic3
Baltic Research Center
University of Gdańsk
Institute of Oceanography
Baltic Research Center
Poland
Adam Sokołowski

download [2.8mb]

 

16:00 Questions & Answers session

16:15 Concluding remarks by the European Commission
Waddah Saab, coordinator for the EU Strategy for marine and maritime research

 

THE OCEAN OF TOMORROW, THE CALL AT A GLANCE

Excellence in marine and maritime research, and in particular improved integration between all the relevant scientific disciplines, are needed to address complex sea-related issues in the framework of the EU maritime policy. This is an essential objective of the Communication A European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research (COM (2008) 534), adopted in September 2008, which suggested, among other actions, to launch joint calls under FP7 in 2009-2010 on major research topics requiring a cross-thematic approach. The ocean of tomorrow call, which has been launched on 30 July 2009, is the first Commission initiative to implement this commitment.

The objective of the call is to build the knowledge base for a sustainable growth of sea-based activities. It will do this in two ways: by improving understanding of marine ecosystems’ response to a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors, and by providing a scientific foundation for feasible, sustainable management measures supporting policies and possible related technologies.

The call will be implemented through three topics:

  • [topic 1] Quantification of climate change impacts on economic sectors in the Arctic. (€11 milllion)
  • [topic 2] Vectors of changes in marine life, impact on economic sectors. (€12.5 million)
  • [topic 3] Sub-seabed carbon storage and the marine environment. (€10.5 million)

The call has been published on CORDIS on 30 July 2009 under the Cooperation Themes: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology; Energy; Environment; Transport; Socioeconomic sciences and Humanities: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7
It will be led by the Directorate ‘Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food’ of the the Research DG.



These files are also available in german or polish on request to:
RTD-OCEAN-CALL@ec.europa.eu


 

blinking fishThe only official documentation regarding the call FP7-OCEAN-2010 'The ocean of tomorrow' is displayed on CORDIS website: http://cordis.europa.eu- Contact: RTD-OCEAN-CALL@ec.europa.eu

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