|Place:||Leiden, the Netherlands|
|Title:||Deliverable 3.1 of the MARCOM+ project|
|Document:||MARCOM_D.3.1.pdf (1.6 MB)|
|Author:||Mannaart, M., Salman, A.H.P.M., Van Beers, T.J. & M.L.J. de Lange|
In its strategic objectives the EU Commission recognised that there is a need for an all-embracing maritime policy aimed at developing a thriving maritime economy, in an environmentally sustainable manner. Such a policy should be supported by excellence in marine scientific research, technology and innovation. The European research networks dealing with the marine and maritime research sectors transport and maritime industries, tourism, coastal development, security, living resources, fisheries and aquaculture have decided to join forces and form a consortium in order to take further steps in integrating their science activities. These networks established a Task Force which has created the MARCOM+ Consortium, which comprises the key representative marine and maritime research stakeholders. This Consortium proposed a two-year work programme comprising six work packages and five cross-cutting panels in order to develop a long-term and self-sustaining European Marine and Maritime Science and Technology Forum. This report is one of the deliverables of that programme.