The U.S. government and the European Commission examine the context of U.S.-EU cooperation at regular meetings of the Committee for Cooperation on Science and Technology (JSTCC). This cooperation revolves around marine and polar research, transport, health and nanotechnologies, as well as research on advanced materials and new production technologies (NMP). List of countries with bilateral science and technology agreements with the EU The 1998 STC agreement between the United States and the European Union highlights the European dimension of collaborative research and creates new opportunities for cooperation. The Link2US project provided an overview of the ongoing cooperation agreements between science and technology (W&T) between the European Union in general, the 27 Member States and associated countries and the United States. .