JPI Oceans


The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) was established in 2011 as a coordinating and integrating strategic platform, open to all EU Member States and Associated Countries who invest in marine and maritime research. JPI Oceans covers all European sea basins with 21 participating countries which provide a long-term integrated approach to marine and maritime research and technology development in Europe. 

According to JPI Ocean’s strategy 2021-2025 strategy, climate change is one of the twelve Strategic Areas arranged in a continuous framing of ocean requirements with the three interconnected priority areas (1) Ocean Health, (2) Ocean Productivity, and (3) Ocean Stewardship & Governance. JPI Oceans adds to the value of national research and innovation investments by aligning national priorities and implementing joint actions.  This is achieved by:

  • planning and launching joint calls for transnational research and innovation projects
  • sharing research infrastructures and resources
  • enhancing science-policy cooperation with stakeholder involvement to translate science into policy
  • initiating new forms of collaboration between projects and scientists
  • strategic community building, disseminating and communicating research results to support their exploitation and facilitating mutual learning

In supporting research and innovation JPI Oceans is helping to ensure society has better knowledge of the seas and oceans, and the potential for sustainable blue growth and jobs whilst also addressing the challenges of climate change and human impact on the ocean.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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