Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


Projects financed under direct management component of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2015

Published on: Fri, 21/10/2016 - 07:31
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    projects financed in 2014 and 2016






    Monitoring the Oceans



    Grant to Euroargo research infrastructure

    Project ongoing since 24/06/2015

    Supporting the next Implementation Cycle of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive



    Project on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)



    Evaluation ongoing

    European Coast Guard Functions Forum (ECGFF)



    Project finished

    Implementation of the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE): Connection of National IT Systems to National CISE Nodes (Test CISE) and Creation of CISE Nodes for MS not in the Test CISE.



    Evaluation ongoing

    Mediterranean Coast Guard Functions Forum



    Action cancelled

    Projects on Integrated Maritime Policy in the Black Sea and/or Mediterranean Sea Regions



    Art Reefs










    Project ongoing since 01/09/2016 

    Project ongoing since 01/09/2016  

    Project ongoing since 01/08/2016

    Thematic Routes on Underwater Cultural Heritage



    Evaluation ongoing

    Strengthening cooperation between Member States in the area of fisheries data collection framework (DCF)



    Convention on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources (CCAMLR)



    Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)


    Organisational assessment



    Testing of non-entangling and biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)(c) Simulation testing of reference points



    Simulation testing of reference points



    Estimation of post release shark survival rate on Long Line and Purse Seine fisheries



     Dolphin population assessment



    Contribution to the Special Fund for developing countries



    International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)



    Atlantic-wide Research Programme for Bluefin Tuna



    ICCAT – Capacity development funds



    Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)


    IOTC annual meeting



    Assistance to foster compliance



    Working Party on Billfish and Working Party on Ecosystems and By-catch in 2015



    Support to IOTC scientific activities



    South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)



    Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA)



    South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO)



    Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)


    Long term tagging of Bigeye Tuna



     Simulation testing of reference points (management strategy evaluation)



    Organisation of the Management of Objective Workshop (MOW)



     Organisation of a workshop on capacity management in the region



    Mitigation of by-catch in WCPFC Purse Seine (PS) and Long Line (LL) fisheries with emphasis on Bigeye Tuna (BET) juveniles



    Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO)


    Support for intersessional work by NAFO bodies and working groups



    Development of a software to enable the NAFO Secretariat to read the ERS (Electronic recording and reporting system) data



    Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)


    Contribution to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to support the work of the GFCM Task Force



    Regional Projects: contributions to the EASTMED, MEDSUDMED, ADRIAMED, COPEMED and other projects



    Sixth Session of the Scientific Sub-Committee (SSC) of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF)



    Twenty First Session of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF)



    Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean (COMHAFAT-ATLAFCO)



    Independent cost-benefit assessment of the options for strategic re- orientation of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC)



    Strengthening national data collection and regional data sharing to support priority regional fishery management plans in the WECAFC area



    Advisory Councils (ACs)



    Development and implementation of integrated governance of maritime and coastal affairs and visibility of the IMP



    IT support for the Maritime forum



    Ingestion and safe-keeping of marine data



    Project underway since 19/05/2016

    Assistance Mechanism for Atlantic Action Plan



    Contract ongoing since 16/12/2015

    Supporting Atlantic Action Plan

    Study: Realising the potential of Outermost Regions for Blue Growth



    Contract ongoing since 15/06/2016

    EMODnet secretariat



    Contract renewed

    High resolution seabed mapping



    Evaluation ongoing

    Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas



    Contract ongoing since 19/09/2016

    Emerging Pressures, Human Activities and Cost-Effective Measures (and their financing) in the Marine Environment



    Development of Methodological Aspects in Relation to Good Environmental Status of the Seas under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC)



    Support and Coordination within and between the Different Marine Regions of the EU (North East Atlantic, Mediterranean, Batlic Sea and Black Sea) in Implementing the Ecosystem Approach and Exchange with other Marine Regions



    Assistance Mechanism for the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)



    Analysis of the functioning of maritime zones throughout the EU



    Action cancelled

    Framework contract for maritime security and surveillance expertise


    Action moved to WP 2016

    Assessment of EU Coast Guard functions - intergovernmental operational cooperation



    Contract ongoing since 02/03/2016

    IT advisory services



    Integrated maritime surveillance communication strategy



    Contract finished

    Mobile application and Workshop for Nautical Tourism



    Action cancelled

    Support the development of a maritime strategy in the Western Mediterranean Sub-Sea Basin



    Contract ongoing since 14/12/2015

    Study to promote innovation in the blue economy of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea



    Action cancelled (merged with

    Study on development of effective mitigation measures to minimise seabird bycatch in gillnet fisheries



    Contract ongoing since 14/12/2015

    Study on the importance of immigrant work in the EU fisheries sector



    Contract finished

    Scientific advice for fisheries beyond EU waters

    Surplus for Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements

    Advice, coordination and particiation od scientists in RFMOs meetings






    Contract finished

    Contract ongoing since 20/05/2016

    Study on the identification of areas and seasons where high discards and highgrading occur in the North East Atlantic.



    Action cancelled

    Tagging study to determine mortality sources on cod in the Irish Sea



    Contract ongoing since 16/12/2015

    Availability and dissemination of DCF data



    Ex-post evaluation of the Mediterranean Sea Regulation



    Contract finished

    Provision of IT services and supplies



    Equipment for European Commission officials



    Organisation of the meetings of the expert groups on fisheries control and on compliance with the CFP rules



    Standardisation of the interpretation of regulations



    Study - Additional analysis related to the ex-post evaluation of the control regulation



    Study on the future perspectives of the EU rules to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing (Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008 - IUU Regulation).



    Public Relations, Information and Communication Measures Relating to the Common Fisheries Policy and the Integrated Maritime Policy



    European Market Observatory for fisheries and aquaculture (EUMOFA)



    EU Atlas of the Seas (MARATLAS)


    €320,000  MARATLAS operational

    Scientific Advice and Knowledge: Memorandum of Understanding between the European Community and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)



    Scientific advice and knowledge: Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)



    Implementation of the administrative arrangement between the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Joint Research Centre (JRC)



    Chartering of patrol vessels and aircraft for control

    Guadiana PT/15/01

    Mino ES/15/01







    Project ongoing since 15/07/2016

    Project ongoing since 15/07/2016

    Missions to Ensure the Implementation of the Rules of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), including Missions to Evaluate and Control the Application of the Rules of the CFP



    Meetings of the expert group on fisheries control and of the expert group on compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules



    Training of European Commission officials involved in verification, autonomous inspections and audits



    Publications to enhance the dialogue with the fishing industry and those affected by the CFP (OP)