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PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020
(CCI: 2014IT16M2OP005)
Calls for Proposals for the awarding of grants aimed to enhance research infrastructures, pursuant to Action II.1 of the National Operative Programme – Research and Innovation 2014-2020

Title: Research and marine infrastructure strengthening (EMBRC-IT)

Acronym: PRIMA

Code : PIR01_00029

Duration of the project (in months): 32

Research infrastructure targeted by the project: EMBRC - European Marine Biological Resource Centre


Italy has an extraordinary potential in the field of marine research thanks to the heritage of about 2000 high-level researchers. However, this potential remains largely unexpressed due to the limit of the infrastructures. The project PRIMA aims to fill this gap by increasing the Italian competitiveness on the basic and applied marine research in the European context by tightly linking this effort to the EMBRC-ERIC infrastructure and then contextually increasing the importance and impact of Italy in the marine research at European level. The project aims to strengthen the research infrastructures through: i) the acquisition of instruments not available in this research field at national level of relevant technological complexity that allow investigations that are currently not feasible; ii) the completion and strengthening of existing infrastructures to make them competitive in the light of new research developments; iii) the creation of hubs able to allow researchers of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, and overall of the country, to access and investigate marine habitats, thus increasing the potential development of some key regions in Italy.

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