European Commission publishes study on potential for a MarineKIC

Entitled “A Study on the Support of KICs (Knowledge Innovation Communities) to the Development of the Blue Economy” the objectives of the study were to:

1. Assess to what extent the current KICs cover sufficiently the themes and activities related to the ‘Blue Economy’, and how the current situation could/should be adjusted to ensure a sufficient coverage and support in the future;
2. Consider and evaluate three policy options in this regard, i.e.:
a. Establishing a new, ‘own’ Marine / Maritime KIC, which would concentrate its activities on the Blue Economy;
b. Using the marine / maritime components of the current KICs in support of the Blue Economy;
c. Creating new links between their activities to create a ‘KIC Platform’ focusing on the Blue Economy.

The study and other relevant details are available online from the European Commission. Please click here.


  • Aker Wirth
  • Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe
  • British Geological Survey
  • CRPM Org
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Dipartimento Terra e Ambiente
  • ENSTA Bretagne
  • GeoEcoMar
  • German Association for Marine Technology

  • IBM
  • Instituto Es de Oceanografia
  • ifremer
  • IHCantabria
  • IHC Merwede
  • IHK Nord
  • intel

  • KDM
  • Marine Board
  • MERC3
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • PharMar

  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • PoleMer Bretagne
  • Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • Ryan Institute Ireland

  • Stazione Zoologica Napoli
  • Statoil
  • StratAG

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