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Programme: Societal Challenges – SC2 - Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the bioeconomy (Topic BG-13-2016 Support to the BLUEMED Initiative: Coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation activities in the Mediterranean)

Project title: BLUEMED

Acronym: BLUEMED

Duration: 01/10/2016 - 31/03/2021

Total budget: € 2.998.000

ISMAR budget: € 200.000

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The BLUEMED project aims at boosting Blue Growth in the Mediterranean by promoting the concrete and operational implementation of the BLUEMED Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), converting its outputs into actions. This project has the privilege to set – for the first time in the whole Mediterranean Basin – the scene for the long-term effective coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation activities, consolidating networks and establishing mechanisms that will remain and be further developed after the conclusion of the project.

The specific objectives of the project are to:

  • Consolidate and update the BLUEMED SRIA;
  • Identify and define key framework conditions for the SRIA implementation, addressing a roadmap for the deployment of Research Infrastructures (RIs), assessing data policies and improving strategies for human resources in the ‘blue’ careers perspective;
  • Establish a detailed and realistic Implementation Plan of the SRIA, to be developed together and from the beginning with national research funders and all stakeholders concerned;
  • Support and facilitate the cooperation and coordination in all the Mediterranean countries, in order to promote the alignment of Programmes and pooling of resources and investments to address the challenges identified in the BLUEMED SRIA;
  • Support the design and implementation of new transnational joint activities through the execution of Start-up Actions and the preparation of feasibility studies on specific and crucial challenges for the Mediterranean of the future;
  • Support the consolidation of the role of the BLUEMED Initiative as a key policy reference for all actors of Blue Growth in the area, including administration, private sectors and society, focusing and improving the role of Research and Innovation;
  • Contribute to the implementation of Regional Seas, EU and National policies;
  • Promote the extension of the BLUEMED Initiative to other EU countries and non-EU Mediterranean countries.

Contact person in ISMAR:


  1. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) (Italy)
  2. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCRM)(Italy)
  3. Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) (Cyprus)
  4. Iza oceanografiju i ribarstvo (IZOR) (Croatia)
  5. Ministerio de Economia Y Competitividad (MINECO) (Spain)
  6. Malta Council for Science and Technology (Malta)
  7. Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia (IEO) (Spain)
  8. Direcao-Geral de Politica do Mar (DGPM) (Portugal)
  9. Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) (France)
  10. National Institute of Biology (NIB) (Slovenia)
  11. Institut Francais de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) (France)

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