Project COLUMBUS aims to ensure that applicable knowledge generated through EC-funded marine and maritime science and technology research can be transferred effectively to advance the governance of the marine and maritime sectors.

The EU has been funding a large number of marine and maritime R&I projects spread across different programmes. Recent efforts have been made to monitor and facilitate access to information on these projects or their results. However, key tangible outputs are not always known or exploited when they could be of use to marine and maritime stakeholders, scientists and policy makers.

COLUMBUS has been designed to efficiently manage knowledge and carry out Knowledge Transfer resulting in measurable uptake and application. The project will carry out a process to identify knowledge needs from an end-user perspective so that all activities are focused on knowledge that has a high potential to be impactful if identified and transferred. This information will feed into the Knowledge Transfer cycle of the process driven WPs that run in three overlapping cycles for the duration of the project as it focuses on nine different thematic node-based subjects/sectors.

You can read more about project Columbus here

Funding

EU Horizon 2020 BG11-2014. Total budget is 29,7 mio. DKK. MDC's budget 0,56 mio. DKK.

Partners

AquaTT (Lead)
FUNDAÇÃO EUROCEAN
DTU
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Marine South East
PANAGIOTIS CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS
Smartbay Ireland
Consocio para el deciño construccion, equipamiento y explotacion de la plataforma oceanica de canaris
Sociedad Para el Fomento de la Innovacion Tecnologica
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
EuroGOOS AISBL
Centro Tecnológico del Mar, CETMAR
Aquatera
Seascape Consultants
European Council for Maritime Applied R&D Association
The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
European Aquaculture Society
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Natural Environment Research Council
Maritime Development Center
SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DU CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MER
Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a CercetariiDezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI)
Center of Maritime Technologies
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)