Call for Proposals - The ocean of tomorrow FP7-OCEAN-2011 Closed!


The aims of the Call are to improve understanding and the predictive capacity of marine ecosystem's response to a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors, while fostering innovations to make the most of sea resources. It will thus contribute to implement the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and to respond in a coherent and integrated way to the EU Grand challenges, such as global warming, tightening supply of energy, water or food security. It is also in line with the new strategy for Europe EU 2020 which recognises that the only way to deliver new sources of growth and sustainable jobs is through research and innovation.

Research addressed in the call will be of cross-thematic nature, integrating in a coherent way marine and maritime research domains in order to reach an impact that a single theme of the Cooperation programme could not attain on its own.


  • OCEAN.2011-1 Multi-use offshore platforms
  • OCEAN.2011-2 Marine microbial diversity – new insights into marine ecosystems functioning and its biotechnological potential
  • OCEAN.2011-3 Assessing and predicting the combined effects of natural and human-made pressures in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in view of their better governance
  • OCEAN.2011-4 Knowledge-base and tools for regional networks of MPAs, integrated management of activities together with assessment of wind energy potential in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 45,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)
  • 14,00 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 1)
  • 9,00 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 2)
  • 13,00 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 3)
  • 9,00 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 4)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 January 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2011 - Energy (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2011 - Transport (including Aeronautics) (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2011 - Environment (including Climate Change) (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - The ocean of tomorrow (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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