Management Board | JPI OCEANS

Management Board

The Management Board (MB), being the decision-making body of JPI Oceans, has the overall responsibility for the implementation of JPI Oceans and its management structure.

All member countries participating in JPI Oceans are represented in the Management Board (MB). The representatives from each country have sufficient authority to agree on joint action plans and potential funding initiatives across Europe.

The European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) has a status of non-voting member and is represented by Sieglinde Gruber.


The Chair of the Management Board is Arvid Hallén, who was elected as Chair under the mandate of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in 2017.

Vice Chairs

The Vice Chairs are Dr. Joachim Harms, Head of the Division Marine Research, Geosciences, Ship and Marine Technology Project Management Jülich, Germany and Ms. Corinne Muscat Terribile, Senior Internationalisation Executive at the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST). 

Internal Advisory Committee

The Management Board is supported by the Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) which provides assistance to the Management Board during the development and implementation of the JPI Oceans governance, plans, actions and activities.

The Management Board is composed of the following members:


Click on a country on the map to filter the members list. Click here to return to the entire list.


Ministry of Science and Education

Contact: Mirela Cokesic

Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries

Contact: Ivica Vilibić

Institut Ruđer Bošković

Contact: Sandi Orlić


Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Contact: Dennis Lisbjerg

Innovation Fund Denmark

Contact: Anitha Sharma


Ministry of the Environment of the Estonian Republic

Contact: Rene Reisner
Contact: Katarina Viik

Ministry of Agriculture

Contact: Helena Pärenson
Contact: Eve Külmallik


Marine and Freshwater Research Institute

Contact: Sigurður Guðjónsson
Contact: Sóley Morthens


Marine Institute Ireland (MI)

Contact: Niall McDonough
Contact: Caroline Bocquel
Contact: Ciaran Kelly



Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Contact: Arvid Hallén
Contact: Hanna Lee Behrens

Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Contact: Jartrud Steinsli

Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Contact: Kristin Elisabeth Thorud


Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO)

Contact: Estrella Fernandez Garcia
Contact: Esther Chacón

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