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160 million NOK for A New Generation of Marine Researchers

The University of Bergen and EU are co-financing the SEAS programme aimed at creating European research leaders in marine sustainability for the future.

Yesterday the final funding from EU amounting to 40 mill. NOK was awarded to UiB and the SEAS programme (Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability) and UiB and EU will together finance the programme with 160 mill. NOK which will be spent over five years.

A New Generation of Marin Researchers

Up to 40 postdoctoral positions will be filled to create a new generation of researchers to be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to create interaction and collaboration across professional, cultural, technological and sectoral boundaries.

The researchers will be linked to various academic environments at UiB and the partners within business, administration and research institutions at home and abroad.

The overall goal is creating European research leaders in marine sustainability for the future.

32 Partners

GCE Ocean Technology are one of the 32 partners, but EU allows the number of partners to increase as the project rolls out. The partners stems from academia, business and administration.

– Innovative, ocean technology is a key element to securing sustainable oceans and we are looking forward to materialising our partnership in this programme, says Owe Hagesæther, CEO in GCE Ocean Technology.


Read full article (in Norwegian).

Contact Information

Karianne Kojen Andersen

EU Advisor

Karianne Kojen Andersen

About SEAS

Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS)

  • 37 three-year postdoctoral positions in ocean and sustainability
  • 5-year career development program
  • Exchange between countries and sectors
  • Start-up in 2021/2022
  • Funded by UiB and the EU with NOK 160 million