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International Cooperation


Maritime and Marine Technologies for a new Era

FCT is a partner of the ERA-NET Cofund MarTERA, a project with focus on innovation and technology development for a wide range of marine and maritime applications. MarTERA was implemented in close cooperation with the JPI Oceans and is coordinated by Germany for a period of 5 years (2016-2021). The other partners in MarTERA are: Argentina, Belarus, Belgium (Flanders), France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain and Turkey.


16 of December 2016: Launch of the 2016 Transnational Joint Call.

31 of March 2017 (17:00 CET): Deadline for submission of pre-proposals.

8 of September 2017 (17:00 CET): Deadline for submission of full proposals.

The brokerage event for the first MarTERA call will take place on the 15th February at Ateliers des Tanneurs, Brussels.

Please consult this webpage on a regular basis for possible news/updates.


The MarTERA Call Announcement contains detailed information on Call topics, participating countries and funding commitments. Please consult the documents and selected links available in the yellow box on the right.

Call Topics supported by FCT:

  • Priority area: Sensors, Automation, Monitoring and Observations.
  • Priority area: Safety and Security.

Participating countries

Argentina, Belarus, Belgium (Flanders), France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain and Turkey.

Applicants from countries not participating in the call can be part of a consortium, as long as they are able to secure their own funding. (Will be necessary the inclusion of a statement on the source of funding).


1- Consult the "Call Documents" available on the yellow box on the right.

2- Consult the National Guidelines of all the participating countries involved in your consortium (including your own). Non-eligible partners may lead to the rejection of the whole consortium.

3- Access the Call Page and Online Submission Platform and proceed according to your role .

4- Within 10 working days after the deadline for submitting the pre-proposal, the Portuguese teams (Partners and/or Coordinators) must:

  • send to the Call National Contact Point a Statement of Commitment duly signed by the Researcher in Charge and by the Head of the Portuguese applicant organization and stamped. FCT may later require the original of the statement of commitment.
  • Proof that the Researcher in Charge has or will have at the time of signing the project’s acceptance document a labour bound or that he/she holds a post-doctoral grant with the Proposing Institution or, in case there is no such situation, send a written agreement between the parties.


National funding commitment for the call: 300.000 €

Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese participation or coordination: 150.000 €

Note: if more than one Portuguese institution participates in a given consortium, the budget has to be shared. Portuguese institutions must follow FCT's Legislation, Regulations and Norms. The dedication (FTE) in transnational projects is not taken into account for the 100% (FTE) dedication to national projects.



Gonçalo Zagalo
Tel: (+351) 213 924 455

Joana Pinheiro
Tel: (+351) 213 911 567

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