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MarTERA – Maritime and Marine Technologies for a New Era



MarTERA is an ERA-NET Cofund scheme of the European Commission. The overall goal of this ERA-NET is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as Blue Growth.


In 2017, MarTERA launched its first transnational Call for collaborative research, initiated by a number of funding organisations and JPI Oceans members, including Malta. This first Call was co-funded by the European Commission. Through this Call, 19 projects were granted funding, and all projects were commenced in early/mid 2018. Malta is participating in one of the projects that is researching the development of a novel material for the detection of corrosion in aquatic structures. Please visit the website of the SMARTAQUA project for more information.


To continue building on the success of the first Call, yearly funding Calls are launched, where Malta is planning to continue participating in.


The MarTERA Programme funds research projects in the following maritime and marine technology areas:

  • Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
  • Priority Area 2: Development of novel materials and structures
  • Priority Area 3: Sensors, automation, monitoring and observations
  • Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Priority Area 5: Safety and security


Please visit the FUNDING page of this website for updates on MarTERA Open Calls.


More information on the MarTERA ERA-NET Cofund Instrument –


This article was last updated on: April 3, 2020