EuroMarine is a European marine science network launched in 2014. It represents the merger of the scientific communities of three former European Networks of Excellence:
- Marine Genomics Europe
It was designed by the EuroMarine preparatory project (2011-13; funded under the seventh European Framework Programme) as a bottom-up organization and meant to be a voice for the European marine scientific community. It is intended as a durable structure and was initially established as a consortium for an initial duration of 10 years. An association under French law was established in 2018, which represents a complementary structure under the mixed legal model which the prepartory project had prescribed for the network. EuroMarine initially counted 66 (founding, 2014) member organisations (MOs), 55 of which were 'full voting' members contributing to the 2014 budget.
The primary goals of EuroMarine are to support the identification and initial development of important emerging scientific topics or issues and associated methodologies in marine sciences, as well as to foster new services relevant to the marine scientific community.
EuroMarine will notably achieve these goals through internal competitive calls for proposals, funded from the EuroMarine budget. It is expected that support for these activities and their outcomes will help to leverage larger projects under European, national or joint research funding programmes.
EuroMarine also advocates for marine science and contributes to improving the science-governance interface, providing expertise and transferring knowledge.
On 8 February 2017, EuroMarine held an event "Blue Science for Blue Growth: EuroMarine, connecting ideas and people" at the European Parliament. Over 120 stakeholders, comprising of marine scientists, industry members, policymakers, and students, convened to discuss the oceans, the work of EuroMarine and its role in the larger European marine landscape. For more information on the event see: www.euromarinenetwork.eu/BSBG
In May 2019, EuroMarine published a summary report on its 2014-2017 activities, which provides an overview of the network.