The JPI Oceans is developing rapidly through the work and commitment of 15 Members and Associated Countries (MS & AS).
On the 8th and 9th of December the European Commission DG RTD hosted the 4th meeting in the marine and maritime research infrastructure expert group. The group is being chaired by Rudy Herman also co-chair of JPI Oceans.
The Director of the JPI Secretariat, Kathrine Angell-Hansen, presented the JPI OCEANS progress to a broad audience of stakeholders from the marine and maritime community in Brussels on 25 November during the 1st MARCOM+ open marine and maritime Stakeholder Forum.
The interlinkage between ERANETs and JPIs is a question which is raised in a number of the JPIs. Professor Joan Albaiges made a presentation on the topic recently.
Most high-level speakers at the EurOCEAN 2010 conference identified the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on “Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans” as the relevant scheme to meet grand challenges faced by marine and maritime research community, such as the development on an integrated network of marine observatories.
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science encourages science to respond to societal challenges. In her speech at the marine science community’s triennial conference in Ostend last week, EurOCEAN, she stressed the importance of better value for money from research investments.