The Programme of Marine Valley

The Programme of Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centre (Valley) for the Development of Lithuanian Maritime Sector approved by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania by way of Resolution No. 786 of 23 July 2008.

The Programe is aimed to to create a cluster of maritime knowledge-based economy by consolidating the existing potential and promoting integration of maritime research, academic studies and businesses.

Main objectives of the Programme include:

  • creating a modern infrastructure for the general needs of Lithuania’s maritime research, academic studies and technological development;
  • encouraging more active application of scientific output in production and business;
  • promoting the occurrence of new economic entities with technological profile and based on the practical application of scientific output; opening possibilities for cooperation between knowledge-demanding maritime businesses, academic institutions and research teams;
  • strengthening the competitiveness of Lithuanian maritime research and technologies on international markets; creating conditions for attracting more foreign investment to business and research activities within Lithuania’s maritime sector.

Projects of the Programme:

  • Development of the Marine Valley Nucleus and Renewal of Study infrastructure (JŪRA)
  • Development of Study Infrastructure
  • Development of the Laboratory of the Fishery and Aquaculture
  • Development of the Engineering Networks and Communications
  • Development of the Infrastructure of Klaipėda Science and Technology Park
  • Strengthening of the Association “Baltic Valley” (BALTIJA)
  • Development and Upgrade of the 1st and 2nd Level Programmes for Maritime Studies (JŪREIVIS)
  • Upgrade of the doctoral studies, qualification of academic staff and stimulation of Mobility (JŪRININKAS)“
  • Establishment of the National Centre for Marine Science and Technology