Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans
The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) is established in 2011 as an intergovernmental platform, open to all EU Member States and Associated Countries who invest in marine and maritime research. JPI Oceans covers all European sea basins and provides a long-term integrated approach to marine and maritime research and technology development in Europe.
In its role as a coordination platform, JPI Oceans focuses on making better and more efficient use of national research budgets, which represent 88% of the research funding within Europe. One of JPI Oceans’ goals is to develop joint research programmes in which countries can be involved on a voluntary basis (variable geometry). Participating countries also decide what contribution to make: this may include institutional, project-related or new funding.