A preliminary evaluation of the calls opened in 2007 and 2008 has enabled an estimation to be made of the total funding dedicated to marine and maritime projects of 424 M€, which represents 17% of the budget allocated to funded projects.
Figure – EC contribution to maritime and maritime projects funded per theme in 2007 and 2008. (NB: The provisional data based on evaluation results are subject to modification.)
Under the 6th Framework programme, the total EC contribution to marine & maritime research projects has been of 612.51 Million €.
Figure – Funding of marine and maritime projects under FP6. (Source: EC, 2006 report on marine-related research)