High quality scientific information is needed to support evidence-based policy decisions. The challenge for the scientific community is to transfer reliable, robust and impartial evidence into complex policy arenas. In the context of JPI Oceans, science-policy has two meanings. Being driven by policy makers, JPI Oceans must ensure that all policy relevant scientific research carried out as part of a joint programming activity is effectively targeted towards and communicated to relevant policy mechanisms. Secondly, JPI Oceans is in a position to improve and add value to existing science-policy mechanisms.
|Promote better and faster use of existing knowledge from different disciplines|
|Create better capacity of science-policy at European Level|
|Initiating specific actions in relation to the implementation of the MSFD|
|Stimulate Co-design of research programmes and science based policy at Pan-European Level|
|Signpost experts to relevant policy requirements|
|Raise awareness of ocean issues to stakeholders, policy makers and general public|