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The COLUMBUS project intends to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society. COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

Compentece Node
Results

The core element of COLUMBUS’s approach is to operate a network of Competence Nodes across Europe, consisting of Knowledge Fellows with a support team, who together cover all of Europe’s Sea Basins and their marine and maritime activities.

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Methodology

COLUMBUS will discover results of past and current research projects on marine and maritime subjects, in particular those which could provide the solutions to overcome the the challenges facing both the European marine and maritime sectors.

Work Pacjages
Work Packages

COLUMBUS has been designed to efficiently carry out a process to identify knowledge needs from an end-user perspective so that all activities are focused on knowledge that has high potential to be impactful if identified and transferred.


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Optimising the Development Potential of Maritime Sensor Technology from Publicly Funded Research - April 2018

Launch of the COLUMBUS Good Practice Guide: "Maritime Sensor Technologies for the European Market: Research, Development and Implementation" The Horizon 2020 COLUMBUS project, which ended in February 2018, worked to identify...

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DEVOTES Project wins COLUMBUS Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Award – February 2018

Over 70 COLUMBUS partners, stakeholders and Knowledge Transfer professionals came together to celebrate impact and value creation at COLUMBUS project’s third and final Annual Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference, “Making...

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Highly Anticipated COLUMBUS Conference Delivers – February 2018

On 24 January 2018, more than 70 participants met in Brussels, Belgium, for the COLUMBUS project’s third and final Annual Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference – a project funded by...

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European Parliament event on accelerating Blue Growth through Knowledge Transfer - January 2018

The COLUMBUS project has demonstrated how it is possible to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge...

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COLUMBUS in the spotlight at Blue Growth event - December 2017

During the recent European Commission info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy”...

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All-aboard for the Final COLUMBUS Conference – Registration Now Open

The COLUMBUS project is pleased to announce that the final COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference will be held in Brussels on 24 January 2018 (10am-5pm). Partners, collaborators and...

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Training Course: Creating Impact by Knowledge Transfer for the Research Community

TRAINING COURSE: CREATING IMPACT BY KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FOR THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY Brought to you by the Europe Commission’s flagship knowledge transfer project, Horizon 2020 funded COLUMBUS is offering a free training...

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Call for Nominations - COLUMBUS Blue Society Award 2018 for Impactful Knowledge Transfer

Is your Knowledge Transfer activity; Innovative? Tailored? Integrated? Impactful? Inspiring Leadership & Community Empowerment? Responsible? Leaving a Legacy? Then we want to hear from you! COLUMBUS are accepting nominations for the COLUMBUS Blue Society Award for Impactful Knowledge Transfer...

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Save the date: 2018 COLUMBUS Annual Conference "Making marine and maritime science count" - January 2018

The COLUMBUS project is pleased to announce that the final COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer conference will be held in Brussels on 24 January 2018. Representing the European Commission’s most substantial investment...

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COLUMBUS' 2nd Annual Conference is a roaring success - "Achieving impact from marine research" - November 2017

On 7 November 2017, over 50 participants converged in Brussels, Belgium, for the European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 funded COLUMBUS project’s second Annual Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference. The second...

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COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer in Maritime Sensing Technologies - November 2017

On 23 November 2017, The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), lead the organisation of a COLUMBUS Brokerage Event, in collaboration with fellow COLUMBUS partners, Seascape Consultants, EuroGOOS, and...

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COLUMBUS Brokerage Event in Maritime Sensing Technologies 23 November, 2017

PLOCAN, partner in the COLUMBUS project, is leading the organization of a brokerage event on 23 November 2017, alongside several other COLUMBUS partners including Seascape Consultants, EuroGOOS, and Aquatera, as...

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COLUMBUS facilitates the pathway from research outputs to aquaculture industry products - October 2017

The ongoing Horizon 2020 initiative COLUMBUS is pioneering a new technique to better understand how to optimise the use of knowledge derived from research. Through the COLUMBUS project’s process of...

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COLUMBUS scales the Atlantic in a “New Era of Blue Enlightenment” - July 2017

On 13 July 2017, Atlantic Ocean stakeholders from science and policy gathered in Lisbon to witness history unfold as the Belém Statement was signed, launching a strategic alliance between the...

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COLUMBUS workshop identifies recommendations for marine Knowledge Transfer and innovation in Europe - May 2017

Organised by AquaTT, EurOcean and Marine South East, COLUMBUS hosted a workshop entitled “Marine Knowledge Transfer & Innovation: Learning from Regional & European Initiatives” on 17 May 2017 at the...

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Two COLUMBUS annual conferences announced - March 2017

The COLUMBUS project is pleased to announce the dates for its upcoming annual conferences in 2017 and 2018.  Make a note in your diary, as you will want to attend and...

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Stress-testing European marine data towards a European ocean observing system - February 2017

The upcoming Stakeholder Conference & Sea-basin Workshop will be held on 14-15 February 2017. The Final Conference Programme and list of speakers is now available for your information from the Conference webpage. The Conference...

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COLUMBUS brokerage workshop: Open-access marine data, an untapped resource? - October 2016

On 11 and 12 October, five partners of the EU COLUMBUS project: EuroGOOS, Seascape Consultants (hosting the EMODnet Secretariat), SmartBay, Marine South East and PLOCAN, had a successful marine data brokerage event for Small and Medium-sized...

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COLUMBUS drives forward on a wave of activity - July 2016

Representing the EC’s most substantial investment in Knowledge Transfer to date, COLUMBUS intends to capitalise on the EC’s much larger expenditure on marine and maritime research; by ensuring accessibility and...

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COLUMBUS first Knowledge Transfer activity : The NEAT workshop - June 2016

Fundacion CETMAR in Vigo, 30th of June of 2016. The purpose of this meeting was to assess and validate, from an end-user perspective, the validity and utility of the tool...

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COLUMBUS – Collecting knowledge with European Commission - May 2016

On 4 May 2015, the European Commission (EC) launched an Information Sharing Platform on Marine and Maritime Research to support the "Innovation in the Blue Economy" Communication of May 2014...

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Finding COLUMBUS...Where in the world? - May 2016

The COLUMBUS project passed it’s one-year mark in March, and is ramping up its communication activities; in particular, by ensuring attendance at key events across Europe. COLUMBUS’ partners are enthusiastically...

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COLUMBUS – Navigating towards impactful Knowledge Transfer - March 2016

On 2 March 2016, 57 participants from 36 organisations and 11 countries converged in Brussels, Belgium, for the European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 funded COLUMBUS project’s first annual Blue Society...

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COLUMBUS insights - Knowledge Transfer to Impact - March 2016

On 1-3 March 2016, 60 participants representing 38 organisations and 11 countries converged in Brussels, Belgium for the EC H2020 COLUMBUS project’s1st External Advisory Board Meeting, 1st Annual Conference and...

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COLUMBUS ambassadors driving impact for Blue Growth - February 2016

For the first three days of March 2016, over 50 participants will converge in Brussels to review and learn from the first year of the COLUMBUS project, the European Commission’s...

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COLUMBUS celebrates Oceans of Tomorrow project collaboration - November 2015

On 11 November 2015, the European Commission held its annual Oceans of Tomorrow conference in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting, aptly named “results so far for healthy and productive seas and...

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COLUMBUS debut at Aquaculture Europe 2015 - October 2015

The COLUMBUS project was presented for the first time at the 2015 Aquaculture Europe (AE2015) conference last month. The conference took place in Rotterdam from 21-23 October 2015, and highlighted...

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The COLUMBUS Knowledge Fellowship - October 2015

Introduced in previous COLUMBUS news articles (April 2015 and July 2015), COLUMBUS is a €4m Blue Growth project designed to ensure that outputs arising from publicly-funded marine research projects have positive...

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Strong start for the EC Flagship Blue Growth Project COLUMBUS - April 2015

On 21-22 April 2015, over 40 participants representing 26 organisations and 13 countries converged in Dublin, Ireland for the kick-off meeting of the COLUMBUS project. A "Coordination and Support Action...

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Knowledge Demand prioritised by EC Flagship Blue Growth Project COLUMBUS - July 2015

On 8-9 July 2015, over 30 participants were involved in the second COLUMBUS partner meeting, held in Berlin, Germany. The Coordination and Support Action kicked off in March 2015 and...

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COLUMBUS project factsheet

COLUMBUS project factsheet

Please click above to view and download our introductory COLUMBUS project factsheet.

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COLUMBUS Videos

COLUMBUS: An Introduction to Knowledge Transfer (7 minutes) {vimeo}203077016{/vimeo}   COLUMBUS: Knowledge Transfer Methodology (3 minutes, 46 seconds) {vimeo}203088726{/vimeo} COLUMBUS: The Importance of Marine Science (2 minutes, 33 seconds) {vimeo}210573486{/vimeo}

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COLUMBUS publication: Use and sharing of marine observations and data by industry

COLUMBUS publication: Use and sharing of marine observations and data by industry

Please click above to view and download our COLUMBUS good practice guide.

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COLUMBUS Blue Society award flyer

COLUMBUS Blue Society award flyer

Please click above to view and download the Blue Society awards flyer

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COLUMBUS Training Announcement 2018

COLUMBUS Training Announcement 2018

Please click above to view and download the training announcement for 2018.

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COLUMBUS 3rd Annual Conference Programme

COLUMBUS 3rd Annual Conference Programme

Please click above to view and download the programme for the 3rd COLUMBUS Annual Conference.

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CONTACT

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Phone

Call us at:
+353 1 644 9008

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Email

Send an email to:
cliona@aquatt.ie

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Address

AquaTT UETP Ltd., PO Box 8989
Dublin 2, Ireland

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