Maritime Forum

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The EMFF is the fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies for 2014-2020. The Fund is used to co-finance projects to support diversification and sustainable development of maritime economies in the Member States. 10% of the fund’s budget is spent directly by the European Commission through grants and procurements to support the development and implementation of EU maritime policy, such as for Blue Economy Window and BlueInvest Initiative.

BBMBC: From a blue career project to a Mundus master

BBMBC ran from January 2017 to December 2018, but its legacy is still very much alive. The project spun off a Joint Master Programme in Marine Biotechnology, which is still up and running

Last update: 21/04/23

Protecting and monitoring the ocean - the Nordics

Showcasing ocean innovative technologies, Exploring funding possibilities for the public and the private projects at each stage of the development, Connecting the key stakeholders to share a common vision.

Last update: 17/04/23

Workshop on Ocean Health & Observation

This workshop wants to explore exchange of information, synergies and clustering between ocean health & observation projects, funded by both the EMFF/EMFAF and other funding programmes

Start date: 17/04/2023 - 10:00
Last update: 21/03/23

OpenMode: the future of aquaculture is here

OpenMode was a project funded under the EMFF (now EMFAF), which tested floating modules for intensive aquaculture farming in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and the North Sea.

Last update: 22/02/23

Workshop on Investment Readiness and New Business Models

The workshop will present success stories, information and options for project coordinators to consider with the objective of becoming “investor ready” as well as of establishing synergies and stimulate potential cooperation in the blue economy.

Start date: 08/03/2023 - 14:00
Last update: 31/01/23

Workshop on Algae and Blue Bioeconomy

The workshop on Algae and Blue Bioeconomy took place in Rome on 12/12/2022 back to back with EU4Algae and AlgaEurope

Start date: 12/12/2022 - 08:00
Last update: 22/11/22

EMFAF 2022 Info Day on Blue careers and Regional flagships

An Info Day about two new calls for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) takes place on 24 November 2022. The two calls are "Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy" and "Regional flagship projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins"

Start date: 24/11/2022 - 10:00
Last update: 17/10/22


Creating a strong ecosystem for a sustainable Blue Economy in the Adriatic Stimulating new market opportunities through innovative technologies and solutions Raising awareness of the Adriatic as a vital resource Developing models for sustainable Blue Economy growth in the Adriatic in line with European Green Deal and Digital Transformation

Start date: 30/09/2022 (All day)
Last update: 07/09/22

Workshop on Offshore Renewable Energy

The workshop presented success stories, information and funding options for project coordinators to consider with the objective of establishing synergies and stimulate potential cooperation in the field of offshore renewable energy.

Last update: 27/07/22

Cluster story: Digitalisation

Researchers and entrepreneurs increasingly exploit digital technologies to monitor the ocean, create new business models and, naturally, safeguard the marine environment. The trend is well reflected in recently introduced EMFF-funded projects

Last update: 20/07/22


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