The Sustainable Blue Economy call focuses on supporting innovation and bringing research results closer to the market. The other objective is to increase capacity building and networking for a sustainable use of our sea basins. The call will support sustainable job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Demonstration projects for the blue economy has a budget of €8 million ($9.3 million) It will boost demonstration projects based on innovative technologies to test, deploy and scale up new industry, service applications and solutions for the blue economy. It will help improve the market-readiness of innovative technologies and/or maritime services. The deadline is 28/02 2018.
Efficient strategies and technologies against marine litter has a budget of €2 million ($2.3 million). It will support concrete methodologies and technologies for:
- reducing the volume and harmfulness of marine litter from sea-based sources;
- monitoring and quantifying the contribution of sea-based sources of marine litter and
- removing and recycling it, in an environmentally sound and resource-efficient way.
The deadline is08/02 2018.
Blue networks for the Mediterranean has a budget of €3 million ($3.5 million) It will promote networking to support job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship in the blue economy of the Mediterranean Sea through cooperation between a wide variety of stakeholders such as education and training institutes, maritime clusters and fisheries local communities from the EU and its partner countries in the Mediterranean. The deadline is 28/02 2018.
Joint actions for a sustainable Blue economy in the Mediterranean has a budget of €1.5 million ($1.7 million). It will support the restoration of damaged or degraded coastal and marine ecosystems in zones of the Mediterranean with a high potential for a wide range of marine ecosystem services. The deadline is 08/02 2018.
For more detailed information check the extract from the amendement of the Work Programme 2017.