About
Who we are and what we do
Members
EurOcean currently has 13 Member organisations based in 10 European countries and also three Cooperating Members. Each Member organisation appoints a representative who sits on the EurOcean Steering Committee. These are listed below.
Member Representative
Contacts
Francisco Pinto
DRCT azores
  
Azores Regional Fund of Science and Technology - FRCT
Rua do Mercado, Nº 21
9500-326 Ponta Delgada
Phone: +351 29 220 24 00
Fax: +351 29 628 86 86
Email: frciencia@azores.gov.pt
The Regional Fund of Science and Technology is an organism with juridical identity, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy, dependent of the Regional Directorate of Science and Technology. In practical terms, its general aim is the promotion of projects in the scientific area, society of information and knowledge, among others, through the management of systems of incentives and programs, covered by communitarian funding.
Among its activities it is distinguished the management of the regional component of the Operational Program of the Society of Knowledge (POSC), that followed the Operational Program of the Society of Information (POSI).
Tina Mertens
Flanders Marine Institute - VLIZ
Vismijn, Pakhuizen 
45-52 B-8400 Oostende 
Belgium 
Phone: +32 (0) 59/34 21 30 
Fax: +32 (0) 59/34 21 31 
Email: info@vliz.be

The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) was created on 2 April 1999 by the Flemish Government, the Province of the West-Flanders and the Belgian National Science Foundation. It is an autonomous institution, with the legal status of a not-for-profit organisation. VLIZ acts as a co-ordinating and information platform for marine sciences in Flanders.
The main task of VLIZ is supporting and visualising scientific research in the coastal area. By doing so, it developed a co-ordination forum, an oceanographic platform, the Flanders Marine Data and Information Centre and deploys the vessel RV Simon Stevin for oceanographic research. Besides, the institute acts as contact point and provides advices on demand of the government or on their own initiative. The VLIZ has an interface function between the scientific community, the public authorities and the public at large.
António Pascoal
Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT
Avenida Dom Carlos I, 2 andar 
1249-074 Lisboa 
Portugal 
Phone: +351 21 392 43 00 
Fax: +351 21 390 74 81 
Email: presidencia@fct.pt
The Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, created in 1997 as part of the Ministry for Science and Higher Education, mainly carries out its mission through funding of proposals presented by institutions, research groups and individuals, on the basis of independent evaluations of merit, and also through co-operation agreements and other forms of partnerships with universities and other public and private institutions. FCT launched the Programme for the Enhancement of Marine Science and Technology (PDCTM) in 1998/1999 under which more than 40 projects were funded. These projects have duration of a maximum of three years. It is under consideration to maintain the Programme after re-evaluation and eventual revision of the thematic priorities and objectives.
FCT supports the Intersectorial Oceanographic Commission which operates under the responsibility of the Ministry for Science, Innovation and Higher Technology.
DRCT azores
Gilles Lericolais
French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea- IFREMER
155, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex
France
Phone: +33 (01) 46 48 21 00
Fax: +33 (01) 46 48 21 21
Email: webmaster@ifremer.fr
Created by decree of 5 June 1984, modified on 18 February 1998, Ifremer is a public institute of industrial and commercial nature. From January 2002, it is placed under the joint supervision of four ministries: Research, Agriculture and Fisheries; Transport and Housing; Environment. IFREMER is the only French organisation with an exclusively maritime vocation. Its fields of activity are: coastal environment management; marine living resource management; ocean research; engineering and marine technology; managing ocean research vessels and tools for underwater intervention. The Institute is located in 5 centres (Boulogne, Brest, Nantes, Toulon, Tahiti) and in twenty or so stations linked to those centres. The head office is near Paris (Issy-les-Moulineaux).
IFREMER facilities include 72 laboratories and research departments, in those 24 stations and centres which are located all along the metropolitan coast and in the overseas territories, 7 vessels, 2 manned submersibles, a full series of seagoing facilities.
Per Nieuwejaar
institute of marine research
P.O. Box 1870 
Nordnes 5817 Bergen 
Norway 
Phone: +47 55 23 85 00 
Fax: +47 55 23 85 31 
Email: post@imr.no
The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway performs research and provides scientific advice on marine resources, the marine environment and aquaculture to the authorities, industry and society as a whole.
The IMR is answerable to the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries, and its duties are to monitor and carry out research on life, the environment and interactions among living organisms in coastal waters and the ocean, generate new and updated knowledge of marine resources of importance to fishing and aquaculture, develop technology and greater biological understanding as the basis of rational, future-oriented fishing and aquaculture industries, offer advice to the authorities and industry regarding management of the marine environment and its resources and disseminate the results of research in order to promote the interests of the fishing and aquaculture industries and of society as a whole.
The work of the IMR is primarily concentrated on the ecosystems of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea, and the Norwegian Sea.
DRCT azores
Slawomir Sagan
Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences - IOPAN
Powstancow Warszawy 55, 
81-712 Sopot, 
Poland,
Phone 1:  (+48 58) 551 72 81   
Phone 2:  (+48 58) 731 17 20   
Fax: (+48 58) 551 21 30 
E-mail: office@iopan.gda.pl
The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO-PAN) was founded in 1983 as the successor to the Marine Station of the Academy in existence in Sopot since 1953.
The Institute mission is to generate the knowledge to support the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment through innovative, high-level scientific and technological research that significantly adds to the knowledge and understanding of the environment, and provides information and technology for its clients.
The Institute's clients are Polish and international users of marine science and technology, the Polish community, governmental agencies, policy makers, educators and students. The Institute of Oceanology conducts scientific research in the shelf seas and coastal regions including the Baltic and European Arctic Seas.
Antonella Vassalo
International Ocean Institute - IOI
International Ocean Institute Headquarters 
P.O. Box 3 Tal-Qroqq
Msida MSD 2080
Gzira - GZR1000
Malta
Phone: +356 21 346529 
Fax: +356 21 346502 
E-mail: ioihq@ioihq.org.mt
The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is a knowledge-based non-governmental, non-profit international organization devoted to the sustainable development of the oceans and it aims at:
  • ensuring the sustainability of the Ocean as "the source of life", and to uphold and expand the principle of the common heritage as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  • promoting the concept of Pacem in Maribus and its management and conservation for the benefit of future generations.
Mick Gillooley
Marine Institute - MI
Galway Technology Park (Headquarters) 
Parkmore, Galway, 
Ireland 
Phone: +353 (0) 91 730 400 
Fax: +353 (0) 91 730 470 
Email: institute.mail@marine.ie
The Marine Institute is Ireland's national agency with the following general functions:
  • To support existing marine businesses and related activities through the provision of key scientific services and advice and through the results of research to provide for wise mangement decisions to guide the on-going sustainable development of the marine resource.
  • To support RTDI (research, technology, development and innovation) activity to create further employment and to underpin future innovation, growth and wealth creation in the marine area.
Nicolae Panin
National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-ecology - GeoEcoMar
Dimitrie Onciul St, 23-25 
70318 Bucharest 
Romania 
Phone: +40 241 690 366 
Fax: +40 241 510 115 
Email: geoecomar@geoecomar.ro
The National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-ecology - GeoEcoMar, is a governmental research-development institution, co-ordinated by the Romanian Agency for Science and Innovation.
The scientific activity of the GeoEcoMar is oriented towards the following main directions:
  • I. Marine and fluvial geo-ecological studies regarding the macrogeosystem River Danube - Danube Delta, Coastal Zone - Black Sea and the environmental impact of the hydrotechnical works carried out along the Danube course and in the Danube Delta;
  • II. Geological and geophysical survey of the Black Sea, mainly of the Romanian continental shelf, as well as of other marine areas. Bathymetric, geologic-sedimentologic, magnetometric and gravimetric mapping of the shelf area is carried out at 1:200.000 and 1:50.000 scales;
  • III. Studies of paleo-ecology, studies of the environmental and geological impacts of the climate and sea-level changes in the past and in the present;
  • IV. Land-sea interactions in the Coastal Zone and its integrated management;
  • V. Studies, technical assistance and consulting for littoral and offshore marine engineering, industrial and environmental impact studies.
Ennio Marsella
National Research Council - CNR
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Phone: (+39) 06 49931
Fax : (+39) 06 4461954
Email: segreteria.upo@cnr.it
The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities.
Founded as legal person on 18 November 1923, CNR’s mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.
In the Cnr's research world, the main resource is the available knowledge which means people, with their skills, commitment and ideas. This capital comprises more than 8.000 employees, of whom more than half are researchers and technologists. Some 4.000 young researchers are engaged in postgraduate studies and research training at CNR within the organization’s top-priority areas of interest. A significant contribution also comes from research associates: researchers, from Universities or private firms, who take part in CNR’s research activities.
Manuel Cira
nausicaa
Centre National de la Mer - NAUSICAÄ
Boulogne-sur-mer Cedex
France
Phone: +33 (321) 30 99 99
Fax: +33 (321) 30 93 94
Email: generalmanager@nausicaa.fr
The French National Sea Centre (Nausicaä) opened to the public in 1991 and its mission is is to raise public awareness of the need for better management of the oceans.
The only one if its kind in the world of aquariums and sea centres, it combines interactive visits, temporary exhibitions that area constantly changing, film shows, live television shows and real-time access to all of this on the Website. In 2007 it has welcomed its ten-million visitor and in 2008 launched Planet Nausicaä an interactive, educational and informative multimedia tool on the sea and sustainable development.
Carlos Soto
Spanish Institute of Oceanography - IEO
Avenida de Brasil, 31
28020 Madrid
Spain
Phone: +34 915 974 443
Fax: +34 915 974 770
Email: webmaster@md.ieo.es
The Spanish Institute of Oceanology was created by Royal Decree in 1914. It is an autonomous Institution and it is under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Science. The IEO is the research institution and adviser in relation to the fishing sectorial policy of the Government.
The IEO is dedicated to multidisciplinary studies of the sea and especially to the problems derived from the exploitation of resources and pollution. In this sense, the Institute tries to orient its research towards concrete answers to the public Administration in reference to the sea, to its rational use and its protection. Within their state competences, the IEO is the representative of the Spanish Government in organizations and oceanographic commissions of international scope.
Angela Schultz-Zehden
SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG - SUBMARINER
c/o s.Pro – sustainable projects GmbH
Rheinstraße 34
DE–12161 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 30 832 1417 40
Email: info@submariner-network.eu
The SUBMARINER Network is a unique platform that brings actors from the whole Baltic Sea Region together to actively promote innovative and sustainable uses of marine resources. It operates across the whole knowledge triangle integrating perspectives from local to international scale, dfferent science disciplines as well as policy and economic stakeholders.

Cooperating Members

CRPM
Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions
6, rue Saint-Martin
F - 35700 Rennes
France
Phone:  + 33 (0)2 99 35 40 50  
Fax: + 33 (0)2 99 35 09 19
Email: mailto:secretariat@crpm.org
IOC-UNESCO
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
1 rue Miollis,
75732 Paris Cedex 15,
France
Phone:  +33 1 45 68 39 84  
Fax: +33 1 45 68 58 12
Fondation de Malte
Case Cintraj, 54, west street
Valletta VLT 1536,
Malta
Phone: +356 2123 7249
Fax: +356 2123 7249
Email: info@fondationdemalte.org

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