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News MAPO: Struggling MArine POllution

The European Commission-funded MAPO initiative aims at fostering and favouring the participation of SMEs, the activity of which is dedicated to the struggle against any kind of marine pollution, in European technological research and development projects.

In the context of the 6th Framework Programme and in response to the call for proposals launched by the European Commission relating to Specific Support Actions to SMEs, a 13-partner consortium including National Contact Points, Universities, Research Centres, SMEs and consultancy from ten European or associated (Turkey and Ukraine) countries joined together to propose various free of charge actions for the benefit of European SMEs working on marine pollution issues (prevention, detection, analysis and treatment). The MAPO initiative aims to assist European SMEs in integrating ongoing European RTD projects (Networks of Excellence/ integrated Projects, STREP) oriented towards means of detection, treatment, warning and prevention of all types of marine pollution, and/or in building new technological partnerships. 

Contact information Mrs Françoise Duprat , Mrs Patrycja BLAZEJEWSKA (email: ;
Phone: +33 144 71 93 93 / fax: +33 144 71 93 94
News type Inbrief
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Source of information MAPO
Keyword(s) marine pollution
Geographical coverage Turkey, France, Ukraine, Croatia, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Cyprus, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Greece, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Netherlands
News date 04/09/2006
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH