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Aasland to push oceans research in Horizon 2020

Maritime and marine research will be strengthened in Horizon 2020, the EU’s upcoming research funding programme, if Norwegian research minister Tora Aasland has anything to do with it.

In a statement published on 1 February, Tora Aasland said: “Knowledge of the oceans is important in order to understand climate change. At the same time, the oceans are a source of renewable energy and ‘blue growth’ in Europe. I will advocate for marine and maritime research becoming a priority in Horizon 2020.”