Launch of the EUROFLEETS2 Project
EUROFLEETS2 Project has officialy started on the 1st of March 2013 and the KoM will be held in Brest, France on the 19th - 21st of March 2013.
EUROFLEETS2 - "New operational steps towards an alliance of European research fleets", is an FP7 project funded under Infrastructures initiave, coordinated by Ifremer that brings together a significant group of key marine research actors (in particular research vessel operators) in Europe covering all eco-regions - 31 marine institutes, universities, foundations and SMEs from 20 European and Associated countries.
EUROFLEETS2 is positioned as the enhancement of EUROFLEETS1 with the principal aim to consolidate the construction of a pan-European distributed research fleet infrastructure with common strategic vision and coordinated access to European marine research vessels and equipment. EUROFLEETS2 will enhance integration through specific actions aimed at consolidating the organization, methodology and tools initiated during EUROFLEETS1 and through operational experimental tests towards more integrated, interoperable and cost effective European fleets for the benefit of academic, industrial and operational marine research.
More specifically the objectives of EUROFLEETS2 can be summarised as following:
More information on the EUROFLEETS2 project will be available soon in the following web address: http://www.eurofleets.eu
Please consult here the Kick-Off Meeting Agenda