Director: David Righton
Marine science and technology, innovative solutions for the aquatic environment, biodiversity and food security. Advice to UK government, international governments and other partners.
Staff: +/- 640 employees
Vessels: CEFAS Endeavour (74m)
Member representative: Philippe Moguedet
Research and expert assessments to advance knowledge on the oceans and their resources, monitor the marine environment and foster the sustainable development of maritime activities.
Staff: +/- 1464 employees
Vessels: 6 ships, 1 manned submersible, 2 ROVs and 2 AUVs
Director: Constantinos Mylonas
Scientific and technological research in the fields of study and protection of the hydrosphere, its organisms, its interface with the atmosphere, the coast and the sea bottom, the physical, chemical, biological and geological conditions.
Member representative: Enrico Arneri
Research in marine science related to marine organisms, marine microbial ecology, technology and innovation, fisheries and aquaculture, integrated coastal zone management, marine spatial planning and sustainable use of resources.
Staff: +/- 150 employees
Research Director: Giovanna Marino
Scientific, technical research and advice related to several environmental sectors i.e. marine and water environments, soil, air, habitats, ecosystems and biodiversity.
Vessels: Oceanographic vessel ASTREA
Director: Oyvind Fylling-Jensen
Applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food research. Supplies internationally renowned research and solutions that provide competitive advantages along the complete chain of value.
Staff: +/- 390 employees
Scientific research for sustainable use of fish resources in the waters in Latvia (The Baltic Sea, Gulf of Riga and inland waters) through resource assessments, monitoring of fishing fleet, fish processing and aquaculture operations and economic assessment.
Staff: +/- 400 employees
Director: Nils Gunnar Kvamsto
Research, advisory work and monitoring to help society to continue exploiting the valuable assets in the sea sustainably.
Staff: +/- 1000 employees
Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia, Spain
Director: Javier T. Ruiz Segura
A public research organization dedicated to marine science research, especially in relation to the scientific knowledge of the oceans, the sustainability of fishing resources and the marine environment.
Staff: +/- 700 employees
Vessels: B/O Angeles Alvarino; B/O Ramon Margalef; B/O Francisco de Paule Navarro, B/O Lura.
Member representative: Maria Anna Martins
Scientific research in ocean and atmospheric science and technology, providing technical and scientific support to the definition and implementation of national strategies and policies in these areas of expertise.
Staff: +/- 414 employees
Member representative: Marina Santurtun Mazqiuara
Transforms science into solutions that respond to the great challenges of the sea and food value chain, by developing sustainable products, services and business initiatives aimed at activating the industrial fabric while recovering and preserving natural resources.
Staff: +/- 249 employees
Member representative: Francois Le Loc'H
Research, expertise, training, and knowledge-sharing to the benefit of countries and regions that make science and innovation key drivers in their development.
Staff: +/- 2050 employees
Director: Ciaran Kelly
Scientific and technical advice to help inform policy and to support the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resource.
Staff: +/- 170 employees
Member representative: Thorsteinn Sigurdsson
Research on marine and freshwater ecosystems, sustainable exploitation of stocks, ecosystem approach to fisheries management, research on fishing technology, aquaculture research and seafloor and habitat mapping.
Staff: +/- 190 employees
Two experimental fish farms.
Member representative: Matthew Gubbins
Marine Scotland is a department of the Scottish Government. Its purpose is to deliver integrated management of Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability. The vision of Marine Scotland is to have clean, healthy, safe productive, biologically diverse marine and coastal environments, managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people.
Staff: +/- 261 employees
Vessels: MRV Scotia (68m), MRV Alba na Mara (27m), MPVs Hirta, Jura and Minna and several inshore work boats.
Member representative: Piotr Margónski
The Institute goal is to provide a scientific basis for rational and sustainable exploitation of fish, stable level of life to the people who rely on fishing, and to maintain the natural heritage of the sea for the generations to come.
Staff: +/- 230 employees
Member representative: Meri Kallasvuo
Solutions towards the sustainable development of the Finnish bioeconomy and the promotion of new biobased businesses.
Staff: +/- 1288 employees
Science director: Hans Polet
Multidisciplinary, independent research and advice related to fisheries, the marine environment, blue economy, agriculture and food.
Staff: +/- 650 employees
Vessels: RV Belgica (Belgian government), RV Simon Stevin, Zeekat (Flemish government), Stream, Last Freedom, Aquatrot, Geosurveyor.
Member representative: Bard Wathne Tveiten
SINTEF Ocean conducts research and innovation relating to the ocean space for national and international industry. Our ambition is to continue Norway's leading position in marine engineering and bio marine research. Together with the industry and government, we are developing future-orientated solutions for sustainable utilisation of the ocean.
Staff: +/- 336 employees
Head of department of aquatic resources (SLU Aqua): Noel Holmgren
Research to increase knowledge and understanding of the Swedish marine, lake and aquatic ecosystems to enhance environmental quality and improved management of aquatic resources.
Staff: +/- 190 employees
Vessels: R/V Asterix; R/V Svea; SLU Aqua Sailor, R/V Hålabben; Elritsan; Klabben.
Director: Tammo Bult
Independent scientific research, advice, sustainable management, use and protection of natural resources in marine, coastal and freshwater areas.
Staff: +/- 200 employees
Vessels: Tridens, Isis, Stern, Luctor, Krukel, Harder, Phoca, Asterias (Dutch government). RV Pelagia; RV Navicila; Simon Stevens, Polarstern (NIOZ/AWI). 't Zilvervisje; RIB Scheurrak (WMR).
Currently there is a wide ranging discussion on the inclusion of social data in fisheries and aquaculture management, both affecting data collection programmes and the analysis of policy impact.
Date: Upcoming in 2023
Online, open event.
Date: June 30th, 2023.
Online, EFARO Members only.
The Blue Bioeconomy ERA-NET Cofund launched a blue bioeconomy research agenda as a result of a foresight implemented in 2022. The foresight was part of Blue Bioeconomy ERA-NET Cofund’s mission of strengthening Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy, working with facilitators from EFARO.
A publication on current scientific knowledge gaps.
In 2022 EFARO published a scientific paper on Marine Nature-Based Solutions in order to facilitate a critical debate about the prospects
and pitfalls related to the operationalisation of marine NbS in an EU context, providing an analysis of core definitions, potential categories of marine NbS and a suite of case studies. Here
you will find an extended summary of this paper.
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