14 Jun 2007

European science community highlights their contribution to maritime policy

A major gathering of the European marine science community, taking place in Aberdeen on 22 June, will agree a contribution to the Commission's Green Paper on Maritime Policy that highlights the importance of research and science to a sound and inclusive European maritime policy. The EU's Research Framework Programmes have a good track record of supporting maritime research for protecting and preserving the marine environment, addressing marine pollution to limit impact on marine biodiversity, marine ecosystems, human health and other legitimate use of our seas and ensuring the sustainability of marine resources, goods and services. In fact, during the 6th Research Framework Programme, some 250 projects received €612 million in funding. Some highlights of this research portfolio are presented to the press today.

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