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International Cooperation

ERA-NET Cofund MarTERA – 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.

Results and funding granted

MarTERA Co-Funded Call 2017

There were 19 projects financed under the 2017 MarTERA Co-Funded Call, three of which with Portuguese coordination and financed by the FCT.

  • Title of the project: INTENDU – Integrated Technologies Longterm Deployment ofRobotic Underwater Platforms
  • Participating countries: Portugal, Norway, France
  • Coordination: Aníbal Castilho Coimbra de Matos, INESC TEC – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (Portugal)
  • Financing granted by FCT: €120,000.00 (one hundred and twenty thousand euros)
  • Portuguese researcher: Tiago Morais, INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Financing granted by FCT: €30,000.00 (thirty thousand euros)
  • Project budget: €800.000,00

  • Title of the project: ROUTING – Ship Routing Accounting for Changable Sea Conditions
  • Participating countries: Portugal, Poland
  • Coordination: Carlos Guedes Soares, Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento (IST-ID) (Portugal)
  • Financing granted by FCT: €150,000.00 (one hundred and fifty thousand euros)
  • Project budget: €400.000,00

  • Title of the project: SMARTAQUA – Development of Smart Nanostructured Layers for Sensing Corrosion in Aquatic Structures
  • Participating countries: Portugal, Norway, Malta
  • Coordination: João Tedim, University of Aveiro (UA) (Portugal)
  • Financing granted by FCT: €150,000.00 (one hundred and fifty thousand euros)
  • Project budget: €700.000,00

For more information on these and other projects funded in the 2017 MarTERA Co-Funded Call, please check the funded projects page on MarTERA website.


Gonçalo Zagalo
Tel. (+351) 213 924 455

Joana Pinheiro
Tel: (+351) 213 911 567

MarTERA website

This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 728053