Target objectives in Spanish Marine Science within the European context (2003-2007)

Authors

  • Beatriz Morales-Nin IMEDEA (CSIC/UIB)
  • Sergio Ramos Universidad de Vigo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2009.73n1199

Keywords:

research, key issues, marine sciences

Abstract


The analysis of the marine projects funded by the Spanish RTD funding agency between 2003 and 2007 in the framework of the European policies, showed that although the funds available have increased (232 projects and 33 Million € from 2003 to 2007) there are still research and strategic areas that are not covered. The relevance of marine related services and economic revenues for Spain requires that a strategy is developed to address the challenges that are emerging due to the growing competing uses of the sea, which include maritime transport, fishing, aquaculture, leisure activities, off-shore energy production and other forms of seabed exploitation. By helping to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the impact of human activities on marine systems, scientific research and technology may provide the key to carrying out sea-based activities without degrading the environment, and to predicting and mitigating as far as possible the effects of climate change.

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Published

2009-03-30

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Morales-Nin B, Ramos S. Target objectives in Spanish Marine Science within the European context (2003-2007). scimar [Internet]. 2009Mar.30 [cited 2021Mar.7];73(1):199-204. Available from: http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/1054

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