Joint programming initiative « healthy and productive seas and oceans »
Joint Programming initiatives proposes a new approach to cooperation between member-states in order to increase and improve the cross-border collaboration, coordination and integration of Member States' publicly funded research programmes in a limited number of strategic areas, and thus to help Europe boost the efficiency of its public research funding so as to better address major societal challenges. There is now a unique opportunity to make a leap forward in pan-European research cooperation which could be as important as the creation of the Framework Programmes (FP7, Horizon 2020). 85% of public R&D is indeed programmed, financed, monitored and evaluated at national level.
The number of participating countries is currently twenty (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom) covering all European sea basins.
France is strongly involved in this initiative since the publication of a vision document as Ifremer played an important role in the drafting of this strategic document. A Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) is currently being developed. In the meantime, some pilot actions have been launched in 2013 on:
- Multi-Use of Infrastructures for Monitoring
- Ecological Aspects of Micro-plastics in the marine environment
- Ecological Aspects of Deep-sea Mining
More information on JPI Oceans website