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Events - MARITIME CUISINE MEETS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES - 11 May 2017, BOULOGNE SUR MER, France


The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning workshop « Maritime Cuisine Meets Sustainable Tourism » is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa - Centre National de la Mer in France. I

t will bring together European and national representatives from tourism and seafood industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens.

They will share knowledge and expectations, define a common vision and propose

Date: 
05/10/2017
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Published on: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Hydrogen for Clean Transport Conference, 22 September 2017, Brussels


The "Hydrogen for Clean Transport" Conference will offer a unique occasion to learn about the main achievements taking place in Europe but also to understand what are the remaining barriers facing the technology deployment. Two EU-funded projects HyFIVE and H2ME will be at the core of the conference and seven major vehicle manufacturers (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Symbio) will be present to confirm their engagement towards continuing with coordinated deployment in Europe
Date: 
22/09/2017
Venue: 
EU Charlemagne Building, Brussels, Belgium
Organiser: 
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the flagship hydrogen projects: HyFIVE and H2ME

Published on: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:42:45 +0000

Network Analysis of Civil Society Organisations’ participation in the EU Framework Programmes


This study examines the participation of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in the EU research framework programmes (FP) through literature reviews, a series of case studies, social network analyses and agent-based modelling.
Date: 
20/07/2017

Published on: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:47:36 +0000

Preserving sponge grounds in the North Atlantic


EU-funded research into North Atlantic sponge grounds aims to discover unique sponge ecosystems. This should improve understanding of such ecosystems functioning, help predict threats, ensure their sustainable use and assess their links to human well-being.
Image of deep sea probe
Date: 
14/07/2017

The oldest living animal group on earth, sponges are known to have existed for over 600 million years. They are remarkably diverse, with the number of species estimated at over 25 000. Sponge grounds are themselves complex ecosystems and sponges also play a crucial role in the functioning of wider deep-sea ecosystems.

Although ubiquitous in deep sea and of huge ecological importance, sponges have been largely overlooked in research and conservation work. Often found in areas such as shelves, slopes, ridges, canyons and fjords, they are vulnerable to human activities such as fishing, mining for minerals or drilling for oil and gas.

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SponGES
Project: 
Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic: an integrated approach towards their preservation and sustainable exploitation
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Published on: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:04:27 +0000

EU expands its research cooperation with Brazil and South Africa


The European Union will further boost its research and innovation cooperation with its strategic partners Brazil and South Africa in order to better understand marine ecosystems and climate. The three sides launched today the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative and signed a joint Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation.
Date: 
13/07/2017
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Published on: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:38:32 +0000

An integrated observing system for the Atlantic Ocean


Buoys, floats, moorings and research vessels, to name just a few examples - data about the state of the Atlantic is collected by a number of means. And by a profusion of actors, who could jointly produce even better results if they applied a common strategy. EU-funded researchers are driving the development of an integrated system.
Image of fish underwater
Date: 
12/07/2017

The AtlantOS project is dedicated to the creation of an integrated Atlantic Ocean observing system. “We are working on several measures to advance the strategic development of this system, to connect existing activities to make them more efficient,” says project coordinator Martin Visbeck of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, in Germany.

The consortium is also aiming at extending the scope of information available from observation of the Atlantic, Visbeck adds. “There is a rapidly growing desire among decision-makers – both in the public and the private sector – for more and in particular more data based information from the ocean,” he notes.

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AtlantOS
Project: 
Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System
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Published on: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Strategy to scale-up fish industry's competitiveness


EU-funded project unpicks why Europe's fish industry is suffering in the face of international competition and will provide the industry with new software and studies to help improve business strategies.
Image of caught fish
Date: 
12/07/2017

The EU is the largest fish market in the world, but the EU’s own fisheries and aquaculture industries are facing tough competition from abroad. EU fish consumption is increasing, but most of this increase has been met by fish imports which now account for 64 % of the market.

EU-funded project PRIMEFISH is undertaking a wide-ranging analysis of Europe’s fish market in a bid to uncover why the EU’s fish industry is not able to meet the rise in demand.

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PrimeFish
Project: 
Developing Innovative Market Orientated Prediction Toolbox to Strengthen the Economic Sustainability and Competitiveness of European Seafood on Local and Global markets
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Published on: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation for the sake of Europe's future


An independent high level group of leading experts chaired by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, presented today to the Commission a new report on the future of EU research and innovation.
Date: 
03/07/2017
Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation for the sake of Europe's future
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Published on: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:09:53 +0000

Evaluation Criteria for the EIT’s 2018 Competition for Innovation Communities published


To further enhance its impact and to incentivise the innovations needed to meet major societal challenges, the EIT is continuing to expand its activities by launching a competition for two new Innovation Communities:EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. The first step in the process of designating the new Innovation Communities in December 2018 is the publication of the Evaluation Criteria.
Date: 
03/07/2017

The Evaluation Criteria builds on the principles set in the EIT Regulation and the EIT's core values of impact, excellence and partnership. Aligned with the EIT's mission, the criteria will ensure that the selected Innovation Communities have all the elements that make a successful Innovation Community.

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Published on: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:13:44 +0000

MSCA fellows meet Dr Richard Royce Schrock, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2005


The MSCA fellows attending the Lindau Nobel Laureates’ meeting this week (25 – 30 June) met with Professor Dr. Richard Royce Schrock, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2005.
Date: 
From 25/06/2017 to 30/06/2017
Venue: 
Lindau, Germany

Find out more about Lindau Conference and the Nobel Prize Winner at:

Lindau Nobel Laureates’ meeting

More about Mr Schrock

 

Learn more about our outstanding fellows by following the 'fellow of the week' initiative each Friday on our social media:

Facebook: Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions  

Twitter: @MSCActions

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Published on: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:35:50 +0000

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