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Maritime Research Program
by Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Government)
The Maritime Research Program funds research and innovation projects regarding maritime technologies. The Program is part of the Maritime Research Strategy 2025 of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Key themes are MARITIME.green and MARITIME.safe: The development of technologies that protect the oceans and the climate and that reduce the impact of economic activities. The portfolio also comprises technology developments for safe and environmentally friendly maritime operations. Green Shipping, sustainable underwater technologies and offshore wind farms are example research areas.

Typical applicants for funding are industry lead consortia. Projects run for up to three years. Project objectives have to contribute to key themes and provide significant innovations in relevant technologies. The program is managed by Project Management Juelich and supervised by the Federal Ministry.
Updates to voluntary commitment
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
December 2022
Promotion of environmentally friendly maritime technologies
Financing (in USD)
34,000,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2018 - December 2022
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (government) Projekttrger Juelich (project executing organization, private sector)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Companies and research institutions, such as shipyards, suppliers, shipping companies, engineering companies, service providers, universities, technical colleges and research institutes
Contact information
Elke Pross, Mrs., e.pross@fz-juelich.de , +49 030 20199-507
Berlin, Germany
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