Making partnerships and collaborations work
New operational steps towards an alliance of European research fleets
EUROFLEETS2 (2013-2017) aims to consolidate a cooperation strategy for optimising the sharing and use of research vessels, including polar going ones in Europe. It is enhancing transnational access to ships, implementing common procedures and facilitating operational interoperability in marine research tools and equipment.  EurOcean´s major role is in relation to communication and outreach activities, including website maintenance and update, compiling the eNewsletter and generating materials to publicise the project. It is also responsible for the management and update of the Research Vessels and Large Exchangeable Instruments infobases and in assisting with the fostering of industrial partnerships. Furthermore it sits on the project´s Executive Committee.