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Maritime European research - Toward the future


The MEPC/IMO (Marine Environment Protection Committee/International Maritime Organization) adopted on April, 12th 2018 an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping.

More specifically, under the identified “levels of ambition”, the initial strategy envisages for the first time a reduction in total GHG emissions from international shipping which, it says, should peak as soon as possible and to reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, while, at the same time, pursuing efforts towards phasing them out entirely.

The strategy includes a specific reference to “a pathway of CO2 emissions reduction consistent with the Paris Agreement temperature goals”.


The European Waterborne Technology Platform brings together industry, research centres and representatives of the Member States to work with the European Commission on future maritime research programs. She has set a vision and ambitious missions for the future:

  • Mission 1: Transformation of the maritime transport
  • Mission 2: ensure Europe’s leadership in marine technology
  • Mission 3: develop a European leadership in the "blue" economy, enable new business models for the sectors of "blue" growth
  • Mission 4: integrate shipping and inland navigation into seamless port and logistics operations

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Toward the FP9

Following the report of the high-level group chaired by Pascal Lamy ("LAB-FAB-APP"), the next European framework program for research and innovation FP9 will see several changes.

  • It will include three parts: Open Science (ERC, MSCA, Research Infrastructures), global challenges (including the JRC, EIT KICs) and open Innovation which interests mainly the industry (EIC, Support to innovation ecosystems, improved access to the financial risk)
  • Budget should be significantly increased (possibly between 120 to 160 G€)
  • It will be articulated around the concept of 'missions': each mission is made up of a portfolio of R & I actions to achieve measurable results for a given impact within a set timeframe
  • Creation of an European Innovation Council with new funding procedures to support the ecosystem of innovation and SMEs

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