EU H2020 COLUMBUS, March 2015-Feb. 2018
The COLUMBUS project aimed to ensure that applicable knowledge generated through EU-funded projects can be transfered effectively to marine and maritime sectors. To capitalise on the European Commission’s investment in research COLUMBUS investigated the accessibility and uptake of research outputs by end-users (policy, industry, science and wider society) and helped ensure that measurable value is derived from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth.
EuroGOOS worked within one of the nine competence nodes, on Monitoring and Observation. The node examined the existing gaps and challeges in the obsevation and monitoring value chain (from the infrastructure providers to data providers to service providers to end users). During the lifetime of the project, the node demonstrated case studies of the knowledge transfer through this value chain. In this process, marine data acquisition, storage and access are considered as well as existing observation and monitoring technologies and systems. The node also examined the bottlenecks in taking up the knowledge outputs and identified requirements to enhance the knowledge transfer towards application. EuroGOOS worked with the node leader (Seascape Consultants Ltd) to identify the knowledge supply, analyse the outputs and help defining requirements for a better knowledge transfer.
Good Practice Guide: Boosting EU maritime sensor technologies market, 2018
Good Practice Guide: Use and sharing of marine observations and data by industry, 2017
COLUMBUS Engaging Industry Best Practice Guide (1.2 MiB)
Report: Marine Data Portals and Repositories and their role in Knowledge Transfer to support Blue Growth (COLUMBUS Deliverable 4.2)
COLUMBUS D4.2 Marine Data Portals (2.2 MiB)