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Blue Economy Innovation: examples of EU marine research

Brussels - The European Commission set out proposals to support “Innovation in the Blue Economy” by creating an information platform on marine research in the European Union.

Brussels - The European Commission today set out proposals to support “Innovation in the Blue Economy” by creating an information platform on marine research in the European Union, sharing already available data and completing a detailed sea-bed map of European waters by 2020, among other measures. Through its research and innovation programmes, the European Union is already supporting marine research to the tune of around €350 million a year.

In addition, the Joint Research Centre – the European Commission’s in-house science service – is providing support to marine and maritime policies. JRC research in this field includes for instance trend analysis for climate change investigations, the assessment of the environmental status of marine waters and fish stocks, the provision of economic analysis of the fisheries sector or the development of new technologies and modelling approaches for sustainable fisheries.

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