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  • Funding programme and call:
    I Convocatoria del Programa MAC 2007-2013
  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Duration:
    46 Months
  • Total budget:
    549.724,8 €
  • Budget for PLOCAN:
    330.000,00 €
  • Total funding:
    467.266,08 €
  • Funding for PLOCAN:
    208.500,00 €
  • Coordinator:
  • Partners:
    PLOCAN (ES) - Madeira Tecnopolo (PT) - Fundo Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia (PT)
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Macaronesia Research Strategy

The MaReS project aims to organize a common tool to Macaronesian archipelagos in order to analyze, coordinate and identify opportunities to meet the challenges of sustainability through a strategy of competitive research and development in Atlantic European island regions. It arises from the evidence that the dimension of R & D systems in these archipelagos do not allow them to compete effectively for themselves in the European Research Area, nor in the international scientific context.

autonomous initiatives with a sufficient level of previous consolidation in each region allowing testing a new model of overcoming dimension, derived from adding / coordinating previous efforts so that it can be possible to project a Macaronesian structure of an adequate, coherent and attractive dimension in the European and international space. The methodology will be extended continuously, according to the possibilities and resources, to those areas and issues with characteristics that allow its implementation, such as marine sciences, energy, climate change and environmental sciences.