MarTERA is an ERA-NET COFUND scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European Commission. The overall goal of the ERA-NET Cofund MarTERA is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as Blue Growth. 

The MarTERA consortium, consisting of 16 collaborating countries, has organized joint call that is co-funded by the EU for transnational research projects on different thematic areas in 2017. Furthermore, three joint calls without co-funding by the EU have been successfully launched by the MarTERA partners in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Additional joint activities are planned, in order to contribute to the national priorities as well as to the Strategic Research Agenda of JPI Oceans and WATERBORNE. 

The focus of development in MarTERA is given to technologies (instead of sectors) due to their potentially large impact to a wide range of application fields.

The ProNiCare Project is funded through the MarTERA ERA-NET COFUND by

ProNiCare Partners

The ProNiCare Consortium is a multidisciplinary partnership of 6 partners, representing research institutes and industry organisations in three countries

SINTEF AS, performs contract research and delivers solutions and services that create value for customers. With our cross-disciplinary knowledge base and advanced laboratories as a base, we develop – in close collaboration with our customers – technology and solutions within a broad range of research areas and industries.

It is located at Forskningsveien 1, 0376, Oslo, Norway, and is the coordinator of the ProNiCare project

As the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, the Alfred Wegener Institute is primarily active in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Working together with numerous national and international partners, we are actively involved in unravelling the complex processes at work in the “Earth System”.

It is located at Am Handelshafen 12, 27570 Bremerhaven, Germany

Funzionano AS, is an innovative Norwegian SME developing hybrid nanoparticles or chemical «building blocks» which can be tailored to improve material properties like flame retardancy, hydrophobicity and gas barrier efficiency.

It is located at Hydrovegen 67, 3936 Porsgrunn, Norway

Ankron is an independent provider of consulting and testing services for the maritime industry and supports ship owners, manufacturers and authorities in all areas of technical development, approval and proper operation of equipment and water treatment systems.

It is located at Am Ries 29, 27612 LoxstedtGermany

AquaBioTech Group, is an international aquaculture and marine engineering and consulting SME, undertaking a variety of projects related to the marine environment, encompassing aquaculture developments, market research, through to project feasibility assessments, finance acquisition, project management, technology sourcing and technical support and training.

It is located at Central Complex, Naggar Street, MST, 1761 Targa Gap, Mosta, Malta

Kelvion Machine Cooling Systems GmbH, is one of the leading global manufacturers of heat exchangers and have been providing solutions for almost every industrial application imaginable since the 1920s, specializing in customized solutions suitable for extreme environmental conditions.

It is located at Suedstr.48, 44625 Herne, Germany