In 2010-2014, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) participated in the project project entitled “Towards integrated European marine research strategy and programmes” (SEAS-ERA) funded under the EU 7-th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).
Taking into account the previous initiatives (AMPERA, Marin ERA, etc.) the project intented to constitute a stable and durable structure for coordination and integration of national and regional marine and maritime research programmes with the major goal of providing a clear reply to the need for development and implementing common research strategies and programmes related to the European see basins. To this end SEAS-ERA has brought together, through several mechanisms, the four European sea basins working within two different levels: regional and pan European; this work structure enabled to harmonize common priorities and needs in marine and maritime research while respecting diversities between regions.
The total budget allocated by the European Commission for the implementation of the project equaled 2 mnl Euros, out of which 17 000 Euros has been allocated to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF).
Project Partner Organizations: http://www.seas-era.eu/np4/3/