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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

The EMFF is the fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies for 2014-2020. It is one of the five European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds which complement each other and seek to promote a growth and job based recovery in Europe.

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Workshop on Offshore Renewable Energy

The workshop will present success stories, information and funding options for project coordinators to consider with the objective of establishing synergies and stimulate potential cooperation in the field of offshore renewable energy.

Last update: 27/07/22

Cluster story: Digitalisation

Researchers and entrepreneurs increasingly exploit digital technologies to monitor the ocean, create new business models and, naturally, safeguard the marine environment. The trend is well reflected in recently introduced EMFF-funded projects

Last update: 20/07/22

Cluster story: Ocean Health and Observation

A healthy ocean is a fundamental prerequisite for a thriving blue economy. Data and observation are of the essence to achieve and maintain good environmental status. The EMFF has funded several projects addressing environmental concerns such as marine litter, oil spills, chemical pollution, etc.

Last update: 18/05/22

Cluster story: Maritime Transport

It is estimated that over 80% of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea. Maritime transport is the backbone of todays' global economy and also happens to be the most efficient transport mode in terms of emissions per tonne/km. Can the greenest transport mode become even greener?

Last update: 21/04/22

Cluster story: Blue Careers & Skills

The blue economy is going to need a large pool of highly qualified and skilled professionals. Yet today, many blue economy sectors have difficulties finding the right people, which hampers their growth. Blue careers projects target concrete actions to close the skills gap, tackle unemployment and raise the attractiveness of blue careers among students and young professionals.

Last update: 18/03/22

Cluster story: Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Heritage

With an annual revenue of nearly €231 billion and more than 2.8 million people, coastal tourism is the largest blue economy sector. In addition to being an engine for economic growth, coastal tourism has the potential to promote a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe

Last update: 15/03/22

Cluster story: Fishing and aquaculture

Fishing and aquaculture are a major source of food, as well as important activities for local communities. The EMFF has funded cutting-edge projects focusing on research and innovation as the keys to securing a stable supply of seafood and preserving the marine ecosystem.

Last update: 08/02/22

How accurate are maps of vessel density derived from AIS signals picked up by satellites?

very interesting preliminary results

Last update: 01/02/22

Cluster story: Algae and blue bioeconomy

Algae are critical to our existence. They produce roughly 50% of oxygen on earth, thus contributing to ocean and coastal productivity, as well as to food security.

Last update: 25/01/22

Kick-off meeting with project beneficiaries - Outputs

A kick-off meeting with beneficiaries of EMFF-funded projects took place on 7 December 2021. The meeting was attended by 40 people

Last update: 18/01/22

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