SEAS-ERA is a network of 21 partners from 18 countries, consisting of 19 research funding organizations and the Marine Board-ESF. The general objective of SEAS-ERA is to constitute a platform for the coordination and integration of national and regional marine research programs with the main goal of developing a European overarching operational structure for marine research, related both to the European sea basins (Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black seas) and the pan-European challenges. It has started on May 2010 under the European Union Seventh Framework Programme and will last for four years. The SEAS-ERA main objectives are to:
A joint call for submission of transnational research proposals in the Atlantic and Mediterranean regions was open in the three following topics:
Trans-regional cooperation is highly encouraged, in particular in topics A and C, i.e. through comparative studies between the different regional approaches, comparison of methodologies and the transfer of knowledge between both regions, etc.
Participant countries/regions are Belgium, France, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Portugal and Turkey.
Project consortia consisting of at least three parties from at least three different participating countries can apply for funding.
Projects must last between two and three years.
Portuguese participation in a proposal must follow the Regulations governing access to funding for scientific research and technological development projects.
The maximum funding for the Portuguese participation in one proposal cannot exceed 150 k€.
For further information please consult the ERA-NET website and your Contact Point at FCT.
Tel: (351) 21 392 43 81