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1 Maritime and marine RDI in the EU, Blue Growth: present and future Ronald Vopel Directorate-General for Research and Innovation Unit H.2 – Surface Transport Maritime and Innovation Brokerage Event Santiago de Compostela, November 2013 Picture copyrights pending where applicable

2 Maritime and marine RDI in the EU, Blue Growth: present and future 1.Global overview of past, present and future marine and maritime research areas on EU level 2.Horizon 2020 – basics and the place of transport 3.Outline of the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2014 and 2015, "Waterborne Transport" and "Blue Growth" 4.Blue Growth: Scope, definition, policy drivers, study results and possible funding sources

3 Scope of maritime and marine RDI in the EU  Maritime transport incl. shipbuilding and marine equipment  Energy efficiency and emission reduction [GHG, pollutants]  Maritime safety and security  Short Sea Shipping, ports and logistics [operations, e-maritime, inter-modality, inland navigation, ICT]  Waste management [shipborne, dismantling]  Production processes and new materials  Arctic shipping  Marine renewable energy  Wind  Waves, currents and tides  OTEC  Algae biofuels  Offshore oil and gas, methane hydrates 3

4 Scope of maritime and marine RDI in the EU (cont´d)  Ocean mineral resources, sea bed mining, deep sea intervention  Maritime tourism  Cruise shipping – design, safety, efficiency, environment  Sustainable coastal tourism  Marine environment  Biodiversity, habitats and eco-systems  Invasive species, pollution incl. marine litter  Living resources (fisheries, aquaculture)  Climate change and Arctic dimension  Oceanography, observation and monitoring, seabed mapping  Maritime surveillance functions incl. space applications  Socio-economic research (seafarers, transport systems etc.) 4

5 Scope of maritime and marine RDI in the EU (cont´d)  Topics come under the responsibility of a number of Directorates- General in the European Commission (RTD, MOVE, CNECT, ENTR, ENV, MARE, JUST, REGIO, ENER, EMPL)  Policy development and RDI funding are always linked but not necessarily organised in the same department  Multitude of instruments (FPs, TPs, JPIs, JTIs, ERA, PPPs, studies etc.)  The regional context gets particular attention (e.g. through the European sea-basin strategies), linkage with EU structural funds  International co-operation where beneficial and adequate, sometimes required (e.g. IMO, ICES, Arctic Council, bi-lateral) 5

6 Horizon 2020 is different from FP7  A strong challenge-based approach, allowing applicants to have considerable freedom to come up with innovative solutions  Simplified list of possible types of action (e.g. research and 100%; innovation 70%, …)  Less prescription, strong emphasis on expected impact  Broader topics  Cross-cutting issues mainstreamed (e.g. social sciences, gender, international…) 6

7 7 Transport 6339 Energy 5931 Food 3851 Health 7472 Security 1695 Climate 3081 Changing world 1310 Societal challenges - breakdown

8 8 Wate Intelligent Transport Systems resource efficiency oil dependency congestion safety seamlessness global competition infrastructure capacity system performance security user friendliness sustainability growing transport needs climate resilience CO 2 + GHG emissions Logistics Socio-economic accessibility Infrastructure air quality noise Urban Water Rail Air Road Urban

9 Horizon 2020 ( )  Transport  "Mobility for Growth": Resource efficient transport, safe and seamless, environmentally friendly, competitive  Partly to be carried out by PPPs, waterborne PPP under discussion by industry  Multidisciplinary research will play a key role  Enhancing the innovation potential of projects, growth and jobs, support for SMEs  Ocean  Unlocking the potential of the oceans ("Blue Growth") included as focus area  Marine mineral resources, blue bio-tech, maritime tourism, ocean energy, new aquaculture identified as first (policy) priorities, R&I priorities slightly different  Need for marine knowledge generation and enabling technologies, esp. for new frontiers (Arctic, deep sea), international co-operation 9

10 Horizon 2020: work programme  Mobility for Growth work programme is now final and has been agreed by the Member States.  WP has been pre-published on 20 November 2013: ansport_ _en.htm ansport_ _en.htm  Timing:  December 2013 → Adoption of H2020 legislative package  11 December 2013 → Announcement of calls for proposals WP  18 December 2013 → Info day in Brussels  January – February 2014 → Confirmation of Work Programmes (after H2020 entry into force) 10

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12 Horizon 2020: work programme  Four headline topics foreseen for waterborne transport: Towards the energy efficient and very-low emission vessel Safer and more efficient waterborne operations through new technologies and smarter traffic management System modelling and life-cycle cost and performance optimisation for waterborne assets Advancing innovation in the Inland Waterways Transport (IWT) sector  Blue Growth: a very broad approach - see next 12

13 13 1/ High potential for innovation and growth 2/ Genuinely cross-cutting approaches 3/ Support across the innovation chain from research, to development 4/ Support to Policy: Blue Growth agenda, IMP, Marine Strategy Framework Directive CRITERIA FOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED IN BLUE GROWTH

14 14 Blue Growth Focus Area in WP topics BG 1 – 2015: Improving the preservation and sustainable exploitation of Atlantic marine ecosystems BG 2 – 2015: Forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture BG 3 – 2014: Novel marine derived biomolecules and industrial biomaterials BG 4 – 2014: Enhancing the industrial exploitation potential of marine-derived enzymes BG 5 – 2014: Preparing for the future innovative offshore economy BG 6 – 2014: Delivering the sub-sea technologies for new services at sea BG 7 – 2015: Response capacities to oil spills and marine pollutions BG 8 – 2014: Developing in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observations for a better management and sustainable exploitation of the maritime resources BG 9 – 2014: Acoustic and imaging technologies

15 15 Blue Growth Focus Area in WP topics BG 10 – 2014: Consolidating the economic sustainability and competitiveness of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors to reap the potential of seafood markets BG 11 – 2014: Monitoring, dissemination and uptake of marine and maritime research BG 12 – 2014/2015: Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth BG 13 – 2014: Ocean literacy – Engaging with society – Social Innovation BG 14 – 2014: Supporting international cooperation initiatives: Atlantic Ocean Cooperation Research Alliance BG 15 – 2014: European polar research cooperation BG 16 – 2015: Coordination action in support of the implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative on 'Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans' Plus: Exploitation of deep sea resources – deep sea mining: To be addressed in SC 5: "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials"

16 16 Marine research in other parts of Horizon 2020 SC2 (Focus Area Sustainable Food Security)  Aquaculture & Fisheries (discards, diseases, Ecosystem approach) SC3 (Energy)  Generic topics open to ocean energy SC4 (Transport)  Waterborne transport SC5 (Climate)  Climate/ocean interactions, raw materials/deep sea mining LEIT 1 :  KET 2 Nano materials Excellent Science:  Infrastructure 1 Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies 2 Key Enabling Technologies

17 The Blue Economy (bn EUR GVA) 17

18 What is Blue Growth? Blue Growth describes the value of the seas, oceans and coasts to economic growth. Specifically, the Commission is looking for “Sustainable growth and employment based on marine resources, scientific or economic activities in established, emerging or future maritime sectors and in the coastal regions.” 18

19 Blue Growth and Growth Blues Lack of comprehensive analysis of growth drivers and possible future policy options Need for better understanding of the impact of new technologies, external factors and meta-trends Sub-optimal development of maritime sectors 19

20 The aims Look at key economic maritime areas and assess potential (qualitatively and quantitatively) Identify barriers to and drivers for sustainable growth, derive “micro- futures” Explore regional and sea-basin dimension Guide future (maritime) policy strategies, in line with Europe 2020 strategy and objectives 20

21 Blue Growth – Maritime Functions 21

22 Blue Growth – Maritime Sub-Functions Shortsea shipping (incl. RoRo) Growing aquatic products (micro-algae) High value use of marine resources (health, cosmetics, well-being, etc.) Oil, gas and methane hydrates Offshore wind energy Ocean renewable energy resources (wave, tidal, OTEC, salinity) Marine mineral resources Securing fresh water supply (desalination) Coastline tourism, including yachting and marinas Cruise including port cities Protection against flooding and erosion Maritime monitoring and surveillance Environmental monitoring 22

23 Activities with high growth and employment prospects 23

24 Blue Growth – Funding IMP until 2014: Framework contracts for Identifying and Supporting Blue Growth Projects in Emerging Sectors (MARE/2012/06) Support to the Implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy of the EU (MARE/2012/07) : mainstreaming of maritime policy objectives:  more targeted use of EU funding instruments CSF funds to support 'blue economy' objectives Horizon 2020 (incl. JPI's, JTI's, IP's, PPP's) (see before) EIB financing instruments (loans, risk financing instrument) Private sector 24

25 FP7 Project synopses and thematic brochures 25

26 Blue Growth Communication Blue Growth study https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/content/2946 Blue Growth webpage EU Integrated Maritime Policy Blue Growth and IMP Links 26

27 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Contact: Visit our website: 27


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